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07/02/2020

ODM and OhioMHAS updates to aid in behavioral health services access

In accordance with Governor DeWine’s Executive Order 2020-23D, the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) are implementing emergency changes to Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) that impact fee-for-service prior authorization, telehealth-related emergency rule changes and procedure codes.

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07/02/2020

APA task force to address Structural Racism Throughout Psychiatry is seeking your input

Please respond by Friday, July 10th

APA’s Presidential Task Force to Address Structural Racism Throughout Psychiatry recently met for the first time and has launched a quick, initial survey to gauge impressions of the effects of structural racism on patients which will inform their work moving forward. We are asking APA district branches to please share the survey with their mental health networks for response by Friday, July 10th.

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07/02/2020

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July was designated as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in 2008 to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the U.S. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reports that racial and ethnic minority groups in the U.S. are less likely to have access to mental health services, less likely to use community mental health services, more likely to use emergency departments, and more likely to receive lower quality care.

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Tue
7
2020
July 7, 2020
6:30-7:30PM

OPPA Early Career Psychiatrists Committee Meeting

Videoconference

Wed
8
2020
July 8, 2020
7:00-8:00PM

OPPA Insurance Issues Committee

Videoconference