Archive for January, 2014

Legislature Opens Door To ‘Telehealth’ Medical Services

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Senate-Passed Bill Allows APNs, PAs To Admit Patients

The Senate took steps Wednesday to expand opportunities for medical professionals to provide health care services through remote communication technologies – a move supporters say will expand Ohioans’ access to care.

The chamber’s 30-0 vote on the measure (HB 123) directs the Ohio Department of Medicaid to set a payment schedule for services delivered through interactive audio and video technologies. The House later concurred in the Senate’s amendments and sent the bill on to ...

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Senate Passes Telehealth, Hospital Admissions Bills

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In a short Senate session Wednesday, the Senate passed bills that would expand Medicaid coverage to telehealth services and expand who can admit patients to hospitals.

HB123 (Gonzales-Wachtmann) would bring Ohio in line with 38 other states that require Medicaid coverage of telehealth services.

Sen. Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus) introduced an amendment that would include private insurers among those that would be required to cover telehealth services. She said the overall bill is important for every Senate district and ...

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Admitting Bill Unanimously Clears the Ohio Senate

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The Council for Ohio Health Care Advocacy (COHCA) is thrilled to announce that House Bill 139 that we worked on along with other interested parties unanimously passed out of the Ohio Senate on Wednesday, January 29.

The Council of Ohio Health Care Advocacy (COHCA), in conjunction with the Cleveland Clinic, has worked hard over the last year to pass House Bill 139, abill that will allow both Physician Assistants as well as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to admit patients to Ohio ...

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NAPNAP – SILVER SPONSOR

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Thank You!

COHCA would like to thank the Ohio Chapter of NAPNAP (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners) for becoming a SILVER SPONSOR.

 

About NAPNAP

With over 7,500 members, NAPNAP is the professional association for PNPs and other advanced practice nurses who care for children. Established in 1973, NAPNAP has been actively advocating for  children’s health by: providing funding, education, and research opportunities to PNPs; and producing and distributing educational materials to parents and families. NAPNAP prides itself in the caliber of its members, ...

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Ohio Nurse-Midwives’ Conference

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All Ohio Midwifery Forward 2014

The Midwifery Forward is about celebrating the relationships we have with each other and with our patients. This meeting provides us the physical and emotional space to network, relax, learn, and grow as providers of women’s healthcare. To that end we have decided to be generous with our good fortune and invite others that are dedicated to providing good, safe, meaningful care to the women of the state of Ohio. We encourage NPs, PAs, CNMs, and ...

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