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Ohio ACEP Advocacy Priorities for the New General Assembly 

The Ohio ACEP Board of Directors gathered in December to discuss our legislative and advocacy agenda for the new session of the state legislature, the 132nd Ohio General Assembly. Ohio ACEP has committed to prioritizing the following goals and issues:
  • Medical Liability Reform – Pursuing liability protection for EMTALA-mandated care and strengthening Ohio’s “I’m Sorry” law
  • Fighting Opioid Abuse – Continuing work with officials, educating teens about abuse and overdose, and demonstrating that emergency physicians are part of the solution
  • Crowding and Psychiatric Boarding – Exploring solutions to emergency department overcrowding and boarding, which compromises quality of patient care and safety
  • Payment and Out-of-Network Issues – Ensuring emergency physicians are fairly reimbursed for their work and educating patients about “surprise bills” that result from insurance companies’ restricted networks and high deductibles

Ohio ACEP to Pursue Liability Reform in 132nd General Assembly

Strong medical liability reform, including strengthening Ohio’s “I’m Sorry” law, is a key priority for 2017

Ohio ACEP looks forward to working with the legislature, the Ohio State Medical Association, and the Ohio Hospital Association on the introduction of legislation similar to House Bill 559, which was sponsored by Rep. Robert... [Read more]

Ohio ACEP to Continue Fight Against Opioid Abuse

Ohio’s emergency physicians are committed to helping end the epidemic

One of Ohio ACEP’s top priorities for 2017 will be our ongoing efforts to battle the current opioid addiction and overdose epidemic. As many of our members will recall, in 2016, Ohio ACEP launched the NIX Opiates campaign... [Read more]

The Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Forum: Your Cure for the Typical Advocacy Day!

Ohio ACEP EM Forum: May 2&3, 2017; Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square

If you had the chance to talk to lawmakers about emergency medicine, what would you say?
Here’s your chance!


Join us and key Ohio legislators for Morning Rounds & Coffee Grounds: What's Brewing in Emergency Medicine, at the Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Forum!

Governor Kasich Unveils Executive Budget

Ohio ACEP is reviewing budget proposal for impact on emergency physicians

On Monday, Governor Kasich released his Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Executive Budget. Billed as a budget that strengthens Ohio’s economy and promotes job creation, the Executive Budget focuses on the state’s... [Read more]

Join Us in Washington for ACEP’s Leadership & Advocacy Conference!

From March 12-15, 2017, emergency physicians from around the country will descend on Washington, DC for ACEP’s signature advocacy event, the Leadership & Advocacy Conference! We encourage you to join the Ohio delegation as we meet with key legislators on Capitol Hill, advocate for emergency medicine, and get some great training in the art of advocacy. Registration now open!

This is the perfect advocacy conference for both political novices and veterans alike!

From National ACEP

Health Insurance Companies Are the Culprit in "Surprise" Medical Bills
Health insurance companies are ignoring a real solution to "surprise" medical bills and misleading their customers and the public when they blame physicians, according to ACEP President Dr. Rebecca Parker. Check out Dr. Parker’s full statement here.

Ohio ACEP Government Affairs:

Bradley Raetzke, MD, FACEP
Co-Chair, Ohio ACEP Government Affairs
Matthew Sanders, DO, FACEP
Co-Chair, Ohio ACEP Government Affairs
Amanda Sines
Ohio ACEP Lobbyist
Government Advantage Group

In this issue:

Ohio ACEP Advocacy Priorities for the New General Assembly
Ohio ACEP to Pursue Liability Reform in 132nd General Assembly
Ohio ACEP to Continue Fight Against Opioid Abuse
The Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Forum: Your Cure for the Typical Advocacy Day!
Governor Kasich Unveils Executive Budget
Join Us for ACEP’s Leadership & Advocacy Conference
From National ACEP
Policy News & Opinion
Be an Ohio ACEP Advocate - Text ALERT to 52886

Do You Know Your State Legislators?

Ohio ACEP engages with legislators all over the state—but there is just no substitute for the words, “I am a resident of your district, and I think…”

So find out who your State Representative and Senator are—it’s as easy as entering your ZIP Code!

Easy Advocacy Tip

Find your legislators on social media! 

It's a great way to stay up to date on state government and what your legislators are working on!

Policy News & Opinion

Senator Calls for Inquiry Into ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills
The New York Times
December 3, 2016

Obama, paying tribute to Biden and bipartisanship, signs 21st Century Cures Act Tuesday
The Washington Post
December 13, 2016

Obamacare must be repealed, replaced
By Rep. Pat Tiberi (R – OH) for USA Today
December 19, 2016

A New Hope for America’s Addiction Crisis
Real Clear Health
December 20, 2016

On health care, Republicans are about to give Americans more ‘skin in the game.’ And they’re going to hate it.
Opinion column by Paul Waldman for The Washington Post
December 22, 2016

Drug industry hired dozens of officials from the DEA as the agency tried to curb opioid abuse
The Washington Post
December 22, 2016

AMA CEO: Before repealing ACA, offer replacement details
AMA Wire
January 3, 2017

Kasich warns Republicans on ObamaCare repeal
The Hill
January 5, 2017

Obamacare repeal's doomsday scenario
Politico
January 9, 2017

Liability reform is essential to health care
By ACEP President Dr. Rebecca Parker in a Letter to the Editor of the Washington Post
January 9, 2017

Trump: Obamacare replacement will follow health chief confirmation
USA Today
January 11, 2017

Why Trump’s Obamacare Promise Will Be So Hard to Keep
The New York Times’ Upshot Blog
January 11, 2017

Report: Repeal of health-care law will affect those treating drug addiction, mental illness
The Columbus Dispatch
January 11, 2017

Stark numbers show heroin’s local grip
Dayton Daily News
January 13, 2017

Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds
The New York Times
January 17, 2017

More than 1 in 5 emergency room patients face “surprise medical bills,” study finds
CBS News
January 17, 2017

GOP governors defend Medicaid expansion
The Hill
January 19, 2017

Trump Issues Executive Order Scaling Back Parts of Obamacare
The New York Times
January 20, 2017

Obamacare, Medicaid-expansion recipients in Ohio fear repeal
The Columbus Dispatch
January 22, 2017

Is healthcare law really going into a ‘death spiral’?
The Hill
January 24, 2017

Opioid prescriptions in Ohio down more than 20 percent over last 4 years
Cleveland Plain Dealer
January 25, 2017

Editorial: Uncertainty drives health-care stress
The Columbus Dispatch
January 26, 2017

Senators' ObamaCare replacement bills highlight GOP divide
The Hill
January 26, 2017

Ohio hospitals, Medicaid providers concerned about Trump administration's block grant plans
Cleveland Plain Dealer
January 26, 2017

Gun Violence Is Studied Less than Other Major Causes of Death
ACEP Now
January 27, 2017

GOP Medicaid plan could mean big trouble for states
McClatchy
January 27, 2017

Expanding the Emergency Room Model: ‘Central Care System’ Could Help Americans Gain Universal Health Care Access
By EM physician Dr. Sudip Bose for the Huffington Post
January 28, 2017

Obamacare repeal uncertainties worry central Ohio hospitals
The Columbus Dispatch
January 30, 2017

 

House Republicans offer bills to stabilize the individual insurance market

Modern Healthcare

January 30, 2017


From Obamacare to Trumpcare: The AHA and ACEP Draft Reform Wish Lists

ACEP Now

January 31, 2107


                    
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