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Ohio Medicaid Delays Hospital Rate Reduction

11/17/2017

Ohio Medicaid this week announced it will delay the hospital rate reduction it proposed Oct. 17 and will not cut hospital rates for the remainder of state fiscal year 2018. In a statement Monday, the Governor's Office of Health Transformation said ODM will delay the hospital rate reduction for six months and reassess at that tim Read More . . .

One Month Left to Submit 2018 Presentation Proposals

11/17/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association is seeking dynamic and engaging presentations to educate health care professionals and motivate the pursuit of excellence at the 2018 OHA Annual Meeting, June 4-6 in Columbus. Representatives from member hospitals, OHA corporate partners and other health care-related organizations are invited to complet Read More . . .

Healthcare.gov Purchases Surpass 2017 Enrollment Rates

11/17/2017

Enrollment in health insurance plans on the federal exchange is 46 percent higher in the first two weeks of November compared with the same period last year, officials said Wednesday. A total of 1,478,250 people purchased policies on HealthCare.gov since Nov. 1, the start of open enrollment in individual health Read More . . .

AHA Offers Rural Health Care Leadership Conference

11/17/2017

The American Hospital Association invites rural health care leaders to attend the Rural Health Care Leadership Conference Feb. 4-7 at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix. The AHA’s 2018 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference brings together top practitioners and thinkers to share strategies and resources for accele Read More . . .

Register Today for Midwest Health Care Forum

11/17/2017

Ohio health care professionals are invited to attend the “Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health: Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health” Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 in Chicago.   Sponsored by the Illinois Public Health Institute, Michigan Public Health Institute, University of Wi Read More . . .

Winter is Coming: Prepare During Winter Safety Awareness Week

11/17/2017

Will Ohio have another mild winter like the last two, or will Mother Nature deal the Buckeye State a cold, cruel blast of winter weather? Instead of taking chances, Ohioans should take steps now – before winter hits – to be prepared for this upcoming cold season.   The Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness r Read More . . .

2018 Health Care Worker of the Year, Leadership Awards Nominations Now Open

11/10/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association is accepting nominations for the 2018 Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award and Health Care Leadership Awards. Member hospitals and health systems are encouraged to nominate deserving individuals and organizations whose achievements have enhanced and brought honor to Ohio hospitals. &nb Read More . . .

Mercy Health Nurses Receive 2017 OONE Nursing Leadership Awards

11/10/2017

The Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives presented two leadership awards yesterday at its semi-annual conference in Columbus. The Aspiring Nurse Leader Award was presented to Courtney Stryffeler, nurse manager, Perioperative Services, St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. The OONE Leadership Award was presented to Stephanie Meade, vic Read More . . .

Ohio Hospitals Achieve New Designation in Breastfeeding Program

11/10/2017

Fourteen Ohio hospitals have earned new recognition through the latest round of the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies initiative sponsored by the Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio Department of Health. Ohio First Steps is a voluntary breastfeeding designation program that recognizes maternity centers in Ohio for taking steps Read More . . .

OHA HIIN Hospitals Recognized for Mentor Status Eligibility

11/10/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association and Risk Control 360° today recognized Berger Health System, Mount Carmel Health System, ProMedica, Salem Regional Hospital and Southern Ohio Medical Center with certificates of Mentor Status Eligibility in one of four Hospital Improvement Innovation Network focus areas.   The four focus area Read More . . .

Apply for 2018 AHA NOVA Award

11/10/2017

The American Hospital Association invites hospitals to submit a nomination for the 2018 AHA NOVA Award that recognizes innovative hospital collaborations to improve the health of the communities they serve.   AHA NOVA Award winners address a wide range of important health initiatives, from developing culturally sensitive outr Read More . . .

Stem the Tide: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

11/10/2017

A new toolkit from the American Hospital Association provides guidance, information and case examples to help hospitals and health systems work with their patients, clinicians and communities to tackle the opioid epidemic.   President Donald Trump last week declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency under Read More . . .

Join Final Webinar in Combating Drug Use Series

11/10/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association invites you to participate in the “Managing the Impaired Provider – Diversion and Abuse” webinar Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. This is the last session of the Combating Drug Use in Impaired Providers and Patients Use webinar series.   This is an interactive session which will focus on trig Read More . . .

Lyme Disease Cases Increase in Ohio, Take Precautions Outside

11/10/2017

The Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources are reminding Ohioans that ticks are still active. People need to take precautions to prevent tick bites which can carry diseases such as Lyme disease.   According to a recent press release, ODH is reporting 241 cases of Lyme disease in 60 counties so Read More . . .

Controlling Board Approves Medicaid Funding, Discusses Waivers

11/03/2017

The Controlling Board on Monday unanimously approved the release of $264 million set aside in the state budget so the Ohio Department of Medicaid can continue paying providers through the end of the fiscal year. Had the Controlling Board denied ODM’s request, hospitals and other providers could have faced a 16 percent rate cut Read More . . .

CMS Finalizes Drastic Cut to 340B Program

11/03/2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late yesterday finalized its proposal to drastically cut Medicare payment for drugs that are acquired under the 340B Drug Pricing Program. Included as part of the agency's hospital outpatient prospective payment system final rule for calendar year 2018, CMS will pay separately pay Read More . . .

Attorney General DeWine Releases "Recovery Ohio" Plan to Combat Opioid Epidemic

11/03/2017

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Monday announced a set of 12 new initiatives to combat the opioid crisis.   The multi-pronged plan is called "Recovery Ohio" and it includes increased treatment, new tools for law enforcement, and expanding prevention, and is described below: Pass legislation to give the governo Read More . . .

Participate in ASHE’s Energy, Water Survey

11/03/2017

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency is asking hospitals to complete an energy and water survey by Dec. 31. Participating hospitals earn up to 10 contact hours in CEUs and are entered to win a $250 Amazon Gift Card.   This survey was designed by the Environmen Read More . . .

Registration Open for Ohio Opioid Crisis Public Symposium

11/03/2017

UC Health invites all those interested to attend the “Tackling the Ohio Opioid Crisis: Embracing the Power of Science to Break the Cycle” symposium from 1 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 27 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Attendees will hear from keynote s Read More . . .

Diabetes Awareness Month

11/03/2017

The American Diabetes Association recognizes November as Diabetes Awareness Month to raise awareness about diabetes risk factors and encourage people to make healthy changes to lower their risk for developing type 2 diabetes.   Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause bl Read More . . .

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