August 26, 2022

IN THIS ISSUE: OARRS Provider Authorization Updates Effective in September | Sign up for the Annual Physicians CareConnection Fun Run | RSVP for or Donate to the CMA's PAC Fundraiser | Upcoming Events for Women in Medicine, Practice Managers, and Medical Students

OARRS Provider Authorization Updates Effective in September

Physicians are reminded that effective September 21,2022, authorization changes go into effect for some providers, including changes that might involve IT departments for integrated systems. 

The State Board of Pharmacy has a one-page reminder with details.

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CMA PAC Fundraiser 2022

In today’s political environment, more than ever, elected officials and their public policy decisions profoundly impact physicians and their patients. So, the Columbus Medical Association and affiliates (COTS and the PCC) joined together to form a local political action committee (PAC) that raises funds, once a year, to support elected officials who support our work. 


This year, committee members, invited City of Columbus Public Health Commissioner, Dr. Mysheika Roberts to be this year's special guest. The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, September 22, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the home of Dr. Pat Ecklar. 

Learn more and RSVP by clicking the button below. 

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Sign Up Today for the 13th Annual PCC Fun Run/Walk

CMA affiliate, Physicians CareConnection (PCC), is a volunteer-based, charitable organization that helps coordinate care for vulnerable adults in Central Ohio.

Join PCC for the 13th Annual PCC 5K Run/Walk, on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022, at The Ohio State University - RPAC. Help PCC meet their goal of raising $10,000 by participating either as an in-person runner/walker, a donor, or a sponsor. Funds raised will help support PCC programs in coordinating quality healthcare and social service needs for vulnerable individuals experiencing access barriers in Central Ohio.

Kids Fun Run: 8:45 AM

5K Run/Walk: 9:00 AM

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If you'd like to donate to the CMA PAC click the button below. 

Donate to CMA PAC

Women in Medicine Event: The What, How, and Who of Wellness

Join the CMA Women in Medicine Community on September 12 at 6:00 pm for a hybrid event with Dr. Phil Cass.

He'll lead participants through an interactive presentation that not only includes elements of understanding our own barriers to wellness but also strategies we can bring back to our work environments, colleagues, and staff.

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Advocating for Health: How Medical Students Can Make an Impact

Are you a medical student that's ready to get involved in the issues impacting your profession today and in the future?  Then, join the CMA on September 15 from 6 pm-7:30 pm for a virtual meeting with Malcolm Porter CMA's Public Policy Consultant. 

The session will cover many topics but a majority of the time will be open to questions and discussion on topics of interest to the meeting participants.

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Practice Manager Luncheon: Surprise! What you Need to Know About the No Surprise Act 

Calling all Practice Managers! Join the CMA on August 31, from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm, for a Practice Manager Luncheon on the "No Surprise Act."

Effective January 1, 2022, the "No Surprise Act" was implemented. The practice m manager luncheon guest speaker, John Carney, will navigate and provide an overview of rules focused on specific protections and provisions of the requirements related to the "No Surprise Act."  

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Practice Manager Luncheon: The What, How, and Who of Being Well

Join the Practice Manager Luncheon on Wednesday, September 14, 11:30 am- 1:30 pm as Dr. Phil Cass leads participants through an interactive presentation that not only includes elements of understanding our own barriers to wellness, but also strategies we can bring back to our work environments.

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Practice Manager Quarterly Luncheons

Did you know that CMA offers free educational programs to Practice Managers 4 times a year?

These programs provide practice managers with an opportunity to learn vital skills and network with their peers over a complimentary lunch.

Is your Practice Manager in the know about the CMA’s Practice Manager Quarterly Luncheons? Share their email and they will receive future invitations.

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From our Sponsors: CGS Administrators

Understanding Medicare Wellness Visits: Initial Annual Wellness Visit

Providers can encourage use of preventive services and help promote early detection of diseases at no cost to their patients through the following Medicare wellness visits: the initial preventive physical exam (IPPE), the initial annual wellness visit (AWV), and subsequent AWVs. Watch this brief video to learn about each visit.

During the initial AWV, the provider performs a health risk assessment (HRA) and develops a personalized prevention plan (PPP) with patients. It is covered once per lifetime in the first year of Medicare enrollment. After the initial AWV is performed, subsequent AWVs can be....

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