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May 6, 2022

IN THIS ISSUE: Dr. Espy-Bell Honored with WYCA Award | Get your Tickets Today for the All Around the World CMA Celebration | Physician Happy Hour Next Thursday | Is Downcoding a Problem in Your Practice? | CMA's Culinary Medicine Community Event

Dr. Laura Espy-Bell Follows Mother’s Footsteps with YWCA Award

“It’s probably one of the greatest honors of my life."

On April 27th, CMA Board Member and Made for Medicine founder, Dr. Laura Espy-Bell, was honored with the YWCA Women of Achievement Award, the same award her late mother received in 1998. 

Take a moment to learn more about Dr. Espy-Bell and this great achievement by clicking the button below. 

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You're Invited! CMA's Annual Celebration | Around the World for a Night - All Physicians Welcome! Open Air Event!

Get your tickets today for the return of CMA's Annual Celebration on Saturday, May 21 at Huntington Park from 7-10:30 pm! This year we are taking our guests 'Around the World for a Night.' This event is open air.

Your evening itinerary includes:

  • Sampling food and drinks from each continent. 
  • Connecting with the ‘locals’ (your friends and colleagues) whom you may not have seen for a while).
  • Dancing to live music performed by Mad Funk 8 (this band includes one of your own, Dr. Alan Sacolick!)
  • Welcoming our guides for the year: CMA’s incoming President Dr. Catherine Romanos and her fellow board members.
  • Take home a souvenir from the fabulous silent auction and raffle prizes
  • Recognition of physicians celebrating 50 Years in Medicine! 
Get your tickets today!

Is Downcoding an Increasing Challenge in Your Practice?


The CMA participates in a statewide coalition of medical societies that tracks and coordinates activities on public policies issues.

At the most recent meeting of this "House of Medicine" coalition, the issue of systematic downcoding was brought up as something of increasing concern among payer issues in some areas of the state.

Downcoding challenges are not new, but to help gauge the breadth and depth of these current reports, each specialty and local society was asked to reach out to members to identify practices that feel downcoding is growing and becoming more comprehensive. 

The Ohio State Medical Association is going to coordinate follow-up communication for the details from any practice that identifies this challenge and it willing to share their experiences. Depending on the findings of this outreach effort, OSMA is anticipating including these practices in the follow-up work to shape the next steps to respond to the problem.

If your practice has information to share and would like to be included in this effort, please contact Lisa Oyer at the Columbus Medical Association. We will follow up to get you connected to this statewide effort.

RSVP! CMA's Culinary Medicine Community Event | African Heritage Diet


Come learn about the African Heritage Diet with the CMA's Culinary Medicine Community on May 24! We'll uncover the influence Africa, the Caribbean, and the American South have had on what we know today as Soul Food.

Rosemary Riley will introduce participants to some of the key champions celebrating African Heritage and its connection to health, while also preparing two delicious recipes that will become family favorites. 

Click button below to RSVP.

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RSVP! CMA Happy Hour Pop-Up | May 12 | Huli Huli Tiki Lounge Powell

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Please join The CMA on May 12th for our Happy Hour Pop-Up from 5-8 PM at Huli Huli Tiki Lounge in Powell. 

Space is reserved for CMA members to socialize while enjoying appetizers and drinks with your CMA colleagues. Surf boards are optional.  

Click button below to learn more and RSVP.

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