The Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association offers educational opportunities specifically designed to meet the needs of Ohio's psychiatrists.  We also welcome the opportunity to collaborate with others - more information can be found in our Co-Marketing Policy and Information policy.

Live Webinars

Periodically, OPPA offers excellent live webinars on timely and relevant topics with outstanding speakers both locally and nationally. Also, click the "On-Demand" folder above for prior live webinars that are now available for viewing at a time that is convenient to you.



2023 CPT Coding and Documentation Webinars!

Keep up to date with the latest coding and rule changes, gain confidence in documenting and coding Psychiatric, Psychotherapy and Substance Use Disorder services with precision to avoid denials due to incorrect reporting of services, which will also ensure compliance and appropriate reimbursement for the services you perform. The three on-demand webinars can be reviewed at your convenience. Then, you can join the live Q&A session, Feb. 22 from 3:30-5 p.m., with the speaker to ask your specific questions.


Documentation and Coding Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Care 2023 - Full Series

Full Series. Best Value


Webinar 1: Outpatient E/M and Therapy Services - 2023

For physicians, nurse practitioners, CNS and PA providers

This 90-minute program covers the changes in Medicare (CMS) and Medicaid rules for how care and services are delivered and paid for. This includes the update on “incident to services.” A review of the changes in CPT coding highlighting office/outpatient E/M services. A review of specific mental health issues as well as therapy services are part of this process. A quick review of ICD 10 coding for the social determinants of health and more.


Webinar 2: Inpatient and Facility Documentation and Coding - 2023

For physicians, nurse practitioners, CNS and PA providers

This 90-minute program covers the detailed changes in E/M documentation and coding for facility- based care. This program reviews the major changes for the specific CPT codes for inpatient settings (Emergency Room, Hospital, Observation, Nursing home settings and other locations). There is a review of how IOP, PHP and substance abuse withdrawal services may be coded and more.


Webinar 3: Therapy Services for Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders - 2023

This 90-minute program, designed for counselors and therapists, covers the key issues of documentation and coding for the assessment, various therapy modalities in private practice and through a CMHC/Facility CMHC program; telehealth and related concerns. This program identifies the changes in 2023 for incident to billing and more.


Racial Inequities in Physical and Chemical Restraint Use in the Emergency Psychiatric Setting

This webinar addresses current research on racial inequalities in physical and chemical restraint use in the emergency psychiatric setting. Participants will learn about the impact of unconscious bias and structural racism on patient care. Participants will be inspired to self-examine their own biases and to make changes in their practice that reduce race-based inequities. This is a non-CME educational activity.


Annual Psychiatric Update

Each Spring, the OPPA holds its Annual Psychiatric Update where we bring together experts and thought leaders and experts from across the nation and across the state to address various aspects of psychiatric practice, including best practices and cutting edge advances in the treatment of mental illness and addiction disorders.

Details coming soon for the 2025 Annual Psychiatric Update 

Click HERE for more details.



Other Events

Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Update
Addressing Issues of Critical Importance

Periodically, the OPPA holds an annual update to share the latest information specifically targeted to meet the needs of Ohio's child and adolescent psychiatrists, as well as other physicians, including pediatricians and family physicians, and other mental health clinicians, who treat children and adolescents.

Other Workshops

Periodically, the OPPA provides CPT Coding and/or DSM-5 workshops based on the needs of its members. These information-packed classes designed for new or experienced billing and coding staff, managers and physicians who provide psychiatry and mental health services.