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OHA leads advocacy efforts for Ohio hospitals and health systems

OHA's advocacy and policy teams works with policymakers, community leaders and organizations, and other key stakeholders to promote and support hospitals and health care. By collaborating with the member hospitals and allied organizations, the advocacy team ensures hospitals are appropriately represented in the government arena.

Hospitals are among the most regulated industries in Ohio and every day new proposals (legislation, reforms) are introduced impacting health care. 

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Advocacy Agenda 

HEALTH CARE ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY   

OHA will dedicate resources and programs to ensure the ongoing economic sustainability of hospitals and health systems throughout Ohio.

  • Federal Medicare Initiatives

  • Federal Medicaid Initiatives 

  • State Budget Initiatives

  • Medicaid Delivery System Redesign
     

HEALTH CARE REGULATION AND REFORM

OHA’s advocacy philosophy on health care regulation is to oppose policies that increase costs for hospitals without providing measurable improvements in hospital efficiency or patient outcomes and to fight regulatory barriers that may hinder care coordination efforts and hospitals’ ability to vertically integrate with providers to ensure the highest quality, most efficient care possible.

  • Federal Regulation and Health Reform Implementation Initiatives

  • Pharmacy Board

  • Scope of Practice and License/Certification Requirements

  • Health Benefits Exchange
  • Telemedicine
  • Energy

HEALTH CARE SAFETY AND QUALITY

OHA’s advocacy philosophy on quality and patient safety is to support hospitals’ efforts to improve health care quality and patient safety that add value to the patient and are proven to improve quality and patient safety.

  • Federal Initiatives 

  • Data Reporting

  • Prescription Drug Abuse

  • Telemedicine

  • Promote Management Prerogatives

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