In 2023, the Ohio General Assembly will consider and pass the state budget for fiscal years 2024 and 2025. The ODA’s biggest priority for the next state budget will be to significantly increase funding for the state’s dental Medicaid program. The ODA has already begun the process of educating policymakers on the importance of fully funding ... [continue reading]
Last month’s election led to a closely divided U.S. House of Representatives, where the Republicans gained a slight majority, and a closely divided U.S. Senate, where the Democrats retained a slight advantage. While the results of these Congressional elections generate most of the headlines, the election results related to the Ohio Statehouse ... [continue reading]
As 2022 comes to a close, so does the 134th Ohio General Assembly. When January comes around, the 135th will begin a new legislative session. January will bring more than 30 new legislators to Columbus out of the 132 in the Statehouse. This means that a little over a quarter of the next general assembly has very little or no knowledge about ... [continue reading]
The election, advocacy and lame duck, this is what the legal and legislative department of the ODA will be doing for the remainder of 2022. Two of these items I am sure you are aware of; if you are around any type of media from social to your local news station you are well aware of the upcoming election in early November, and advocacy is ... [continue reading]
A new law mandating e-prescribing will go into effect Sept. 23. The law requires prescriptions for schedule II-controlled substances to be done electronically, however, those prescribers who write 50 or fewer schedule II prescriptions per year are excluded from the requirement. There are also exceptions in situations where it is impossible to ... [continue reading]
The recent United States Supreme Court decision related to abortion has caused quite a stir across the nation with many passionate individuals on both sides of the issue. Regardless of how anyone feels about the outcome (and there are good constitutional and policy arguments on both sides), the reality is that as a result of this decision the ... [continue reading]
Over the past few years there have been electronic prescription bills introduced in legislatures across the country. Currently a large majority of states in the country have electronic prescribing mandates ranging from required e-prescribing of all controlled substances to required e-prescribing for specific substances. This national trend to ... [continue reading]
Last month, the ODA hosted its annual Day at the Statehouse where nearly 100 dentists and dental students met with legislators from both parties at the Ohio Statehouse to discuss dental therapists, ODA’s non-covered dental services legislation, reforming the Ohio Medicaid program, including raising reimbursements, and other important ... [continue reading]
Day at the Statehouse, the Ohio Dental Association’s most important grassroots advocacy event, will be May 18 in Columbus. Day at the Statehouse gives dentists, dental residents and dental students an ... [continue reading]
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