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It is official! State representative Ann Gonzales was just named chair of the H…

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It is official! State representative Ann Gonzales was just named chair of the House Health and Aging Committee! Congratulations to COCHA 2014 Legislator of the Year Rep. Gonzales on your chairmanship!

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COHCA invites all current and past members to renew their COHCA memberships before the end of the year and enjoy a discounted rate of $59. After the new year the rate will increase. Click the link below to renew today.

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Renew Before the End of the Year And Take Advantage of the Reduced Rate COHCA…

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COHCA invites all current and past members to renew their COHCA memberships before the end of the year and enjoy a discounted rate of $59. After the new year the rate will increase. Click the link below to renew today.

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Join COHCA for Nurses Day at the Statehouse February 18, 2015. Use link below to…

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Join COHCA for Nurses Day at the Statehouse February 18, 2015. Use link below to register. Hope to see you there!


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Mixed news today at the statehouse The Ohio House of Representatives met for th…

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Mixed news today at the statehouse

The Ohio House of Representatives met for the last time this general assembly to address numerous bills including HB 394, legislation to allow pharmacists and pharmacy interns to administer CDC recommended immunizations. The bill would require a prescription to administer CDC recommended vaccines to youth 7-12 except the flu vaccine. For people 13 and older all CDC vaccines may be administered without a prescription.

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Proposed Changes to Shared Savings Program Places Greater Emphasis on Nurse Prac…

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Proposed Changes to Shared Savings Program Places Greater Emphasis on Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would strengthen the Medicare Shared Services Program for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The proposed rule would place a greater emphasis on primary care services. Specifically, CMS proposes to refine the assignment of Medicare beneficiaries to an ACO to place a greater emphasis on the use of NPs, physician assistants ...

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HB412 passes on Senate floor with an additional amendment. Back to the house ne…

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HB412 passes on Senate floor with an additional amendment. Back to the house next week for concurrence! One step closer to PA and APRNs having the statutory authority to delegate medication administration to MAs.

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From the Hannah Report: (a mission of COHCA is to improve the lives of Ohioans…

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From the Hannah Report: (a mission of COHCA is to improve the lives of Ohioans by improving access to care)

Ohio Remains 40th in Health Rankings Survey

Ohio is the 40th healthiest state in the latest edition of the UnitedHealth Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings survey, the second year in a row Ohio has been at that rank. The state has fallen in the rankings over the year, going from 27th in 1990 to its current spot. Hawaii was the ...

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House Bill 394 would allow pharmacists to administer CDC recommended immunizatio…

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House Bill 394 would allow pharmacists to administer CDC recommended immunizations with a prescription to kids 7-12 and without a prescription to individuals 13 and older. The bill would allow pharmacists to administer the flu vaccine to kids 7 and older without a prescription. HB 394 just passed on the senate floor. Vote on the bill: 28-3. Now back to the house for concurrence and on to the governor for his signature!

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HB 326 to exempt diabetic shoe fitters from licensure, passed today on floor of…

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HB 326 to exempt diabetic shoe fitters from licensure, passed today on floor of the Ohio Senate. Vote:28-4.

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