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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 […]

News & Updates November 19, 2014

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. 

Trauma Paper Competition Winners Announced

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