Month: August 2016

2016 Ohio Chapter, ACS Annual Meeting

The 2016 OHACS Annual Meeting was held May 6 – 7 at the Embassy Suites Columbus Airport hotel in Columbus, OH.  Initial feedback leads to the meeting being successful in that presentations were timely and pertinent as well as adequate networking time was afforded for attendees.  Thank you to all that attended.

Congratulations to the OCOT Paper Competition Winners

First Place Multiple Methods to Increase Sphingosine Rescue Burn Mice from Lung Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infection Presented by Dr. Teresa C. Rice, University of Cincinnati Medical Center Second Place Endothelial Cells Endocytose Microparticles from Aged Red Blood Cells Presented by Dr. Young Kim, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati

OCOT Trauma Paper Competition

Submission Deadline Extended! Deadline to submit abstracts extended to Wednesday, April 27 at 5:00 pm. The competition is open to all general surgery residents, surgical specialty residents and trauma fellows.  Medical students are not eligible.

The Calling of Rural Surgery

Large healthcare systems, massive surgery centers – these are the realities for some urban surgeons. In contrast, there are small hospitals in rural corners of the country. Here, there are often a shortage of surgeons as the older generation retires, without younger counterparts to fill in. This shortage is the subject of a film series, which got its start […]

Patient-Centered Medical Home Survey

The Ohio Department of Medicaid invites primary care practices to participate in a survey that will inform the design of a statewide Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) care delivery and payment model. One office manager and one clinician from each practice are asked to complete the questionnaire. In addition to providing important feedback, clinicians and office […]

News & Updates April 13, 2015

House Passes Bill To Fix Medicare’s Doctor Payments. What’s In It? The troubled payment formula for Medicare physicians is one step closer to repeal. The House Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation to scrap Medicare’s troubled physician payment formula, just days before a March 31 deadline when doctors who treat Medicare patients will see a 21 percent payment […]

News & Updates January 28, 2015

TOP STORY  2015 Medicare fee schedule: How the changes will affect surgical practice  New payment policy and coding and reimbursement changes set forth in the calendar year (CY) 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) final rule took effect January 1, 2015. The MPFS, updated annually by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), lists payment […]