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State & Federal Election Update: Trump White House

posted: November 10, 2016
What does it mean now that the businessman from New York, Donald J. Trump, will be the next President of the United States? For starters, President-Elect Trump has been a vocal advocate of... Read More

State & Federal Election Update: “Fair” Drug Pricing Ballot Initiative Fails in California, Ohio Next to Decide

posted: November 10, 2016
Ohioans may remember the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act that the Ohio Supreme Court ruled invalid due to questionable signatures gathered by the Aids Healthcare Foundation back in August. That same... Read More

State & Federal Election Update: Congressional & State Incumbents Hold Ohio

posted: November 10, 2016
The Republican majorities in the U.S. House and Senate were considered at-risk by many political analysts going into election night on Tuesday. However, not much changed throughout the United... Read More

State & Federal Election Update: Post-Election Advocacy

posted: November 10, 2016
The OAR has been preparing to engage lawmakers post-election as session in the House and Senate is scheduled to reconvene beginning next week. Step therapy and biosimilar substitution legislation... Read More

State Update: Lawmaker's Prepare for Summer Break

posted: May 1, 2016
Advocates have been scrambling to engage Ohio legislators as the General Assembly prepares to adjourn for summer break. The OAR has actively advocated in support of several key issues this session... Read More

State Update: Advocacy Tips: Preparing to Engage an Elected Official

posted: May 1, 2016
As the OAR provides opportunities for advocacy, it is important that the individual advocate prepare for future engagement with policymakers. To help, the OAR government relations team has provided... Read More

Federal Update: Part B Stakeholders Testify before Congress

posted: May 1, 2016
Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations (CSRO) testified before the Subcommittee on Health in opposition to the recent Medicare Part B Demo proposed by CMS. The hearing, "The... Read More

2016 Arthritis Access & Advocacy Day

posted: April 21, 2016
Presented by Ohio Association of Rheumatology and Arthritis Foundation Columbus, OhioLeft: Rep. Dorothy Pelanda Right: Rep. Steve HuffmanOhio Association of Rheumatology and the Arthritis... Read More

State Update: Ohio Drug Price Relief Act (2016)

posted: April 1, 2016
The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act has been an ongoing ballot initiative started by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which is located in Los Angeles, California and the Ohioans for Fair Drug Prices. The... Read More

State Update: OAR's Legislative Initiatives

posted: April 1, 2016
The Ohio legislature has seen little activity for the beginning of the 2016 legislative season thus far. Moving forward, April and May could prove to be vital months for current legislation OAR has... Read More

State Update: Infusion Downcoding Concerns

posted: April 1, 2016
The OAR has been reviewing complaints from members about changes to complex chemo codes by Ohio’s MAC carrier, CGS. CGS and other MAC’s around the country have recently been... Read More

Federal Update: CMS Medicare Part B Proposal Draws Criticism

posted: April 1, 2016
More than 300 groups, including the Ohio Association of Rheumatology, are urging House and Senate leadership to press CMS to permanently withdraw the Innovation Center experiment to overhaul... Read More

Dr. Evelyn Hess, 1925 – 2015

posted: January 5, 2016
It saddens me to let you know that Dr. Evelyn Hess passed away on December 25, 2015. On behalf of OAR, we were honored to select Dr. Hess to receive the 1st OAR Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013... Read More

Ohio’s District 46 Representative Michael Sheehy visits Arthritis Associates of Northwest Ohio in Toledo

posted: May 1, 2015
Ohio’s District 46 Representative, Michael Sheehy (center) with OAR Board Member, Dr. Edward Goldberger (left) at May 2015 in-house practice visit.In May, Ohio State Representative Michael... Read More

2015 Advocacy Day

posted: April 14, 2015
Ohio Association of Rheumatology and the Arthritis Foundation joined together for the 2nd Annual Advocacy Day on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Advocacy Day was a great opportunity for physicians, nurses... Read More

OU College of Osteopathic Medicine Names Preceptor of the Year

posted: May 17, 2013
LANCASTER — Dr. Stephanie Ott, a rheumatologist with Fairfield Medical Center and an instructor at the Ohio UniversityHeritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, was recently chosen by her... Read More

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