Harmful Flu Vaccine Legislation Passes Out of House Committee

On Tuesday, the Ohio House Economic Development, Commerce, and Labor Committee favorably reported a bill that would restrict the ability of employers to require employees to be immunized against the flu. The bill is opposed by the Ohio Hospital Association, Ohio Children’s Hospital Association, and Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Read More »

Member Alert: Medicaid Rate Cuts

As the dust settled on the Ohio budget for fiscal year 18/19, there was a potential Medicaid budget shortfall over the next two years of approximately $1.3 billion.  According to the Kasich Administration, this shortfall was a result of House/Senate assumed budget savings from hospital and nursing home rate reductions that ultimately were unrealized.  As a result of this projected shortfall, the Ohio AAP was told this could necessitate a 5- to 7% across–the–board cut in Medicaid provider rates, including the physician fee schedule. Read More »

NEW: Join the Childhood Nutrition and Activity Quality Improvement Initiative Today!

Designed by pediatric experts and health care providers as a Quality Improvement program, the Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime (PMP) Initiative provides tools and resources to physicians to help counsel families during well child visits for children birth–5-years old about developing lifelong habits around healthy weight and activity, and appropriate sleep. Read More »

The ABCs of Child Health Advocacy at the Ohio AAP Annual Meeting

Pediatricians and other pediatric health care providers play an essential and necessary role in advocating for the children and families they serve by promoting the health and well-being of all children and bringing awareness to the challenges that many children and families face. Learn quick and easy ways to become an advocate for the AAP child health agenda items and how health care reform can impact your practice and families. Read More »