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.
New payment policy and coding and reimbursement changes set forth in the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule took effect January 1, 2016. The MPFS, which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updates annually, lists payment rates for Medicare Part B services and introduces and updates a number of other policies […]
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 […]
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 […]
(Columbus, Ohio) – The Ohio Chapter American College of Surgeons (OCACS) joins the growing coalition of healthcare associations and hospitals opposing Issue 3, the proposed marijuana monopoly amendment.
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 […]
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 […]
POLITICS John Kasich’s crusade Behind the potential 2016 candidate’s long-shot bid for a balanced budget amendment.
POLITICS Senate panel OKs Kasich’s controversial choice to lead health department A Senate committee recommended confirmation of Gov. John Kasich’s appointment of Richard A. Hodges as director of the Ohio Department of Health.
The Ohio Committee on Trauma Trauma Paper Competition was held on October 13 in Cleveland. The winning entries were: FUNCTIONAL AND LONG-TERM OUTCOMES IN SEVERE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY FOLLOWING REGIONALIZATION OF A TRAUMA SYSTEM Michael L. Kelly, MD; MetroHealth Medical Center