Call Sen. Rob Portman Now and Tell Him to Vote NO on the Graham-Cassidy Plan

Now is the time to act! More calls are needed to Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) to urge him to vote no on the latest health care proposal under consideration. The Columbus Dispatch reports that during a conference call Tuesday with reporters, Sen. Portman signaled he may support the measure from Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) is a last-ditch effort to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and make massive cuts to Medicaid. Read More »

UPDATE: Flu Vaccine Legislation Referred Back to House Health Committee

The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP) is pleased House speaker, Rep. Cliff Rosenberger, decided to re-refer a dangerous bill to the House Health Committee. House Bill 193 would ban employers to require their employees to be immunized against the flu. Read More »

Maximize Your MOC Part II Credit at Annual Meeting

The Ohio AAP has offered MOC Part II credit at annual meeting since 2013. This popular addition to the conference is a model that has been spread to AAP Chapters across the country, as pediatricians learn the value of participating in an MOC Part II activity with an expert speaker and guided discussion with peers. 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 »