News

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2017
Annual Conference June 21,2017
Where We Stand June 21,2017
OMA Amicus Briefs June 21,2017
2016
2016 Legislative End of Session Report May 4,2016
Charles R. Thomas, Jr., MD, 2016 Doctor-Citizen of the Year May 3,2016
David N. Gilbert, MD, 2016 Dr. George E. Miller Patient Safety Award May 2,2016
2015
Legislative End of Session Report October 13,2015
2015 OMEF Future of Medicine Scholarship Party September 14,2015
House Passes OMA Payment Transparency Bill April 20,2015
Background Check Bill Passes in Senate April 16,2015
Congress Repeals the SGR Once and for All April 15,2015
What’s YOUR Issue? Submit Your Policy Recommendation Online by April 17 April 13,2015
POLST Resources Available for Physicians, PAs and Patients April 8,2015
OMA and Oregon Rx Card Team Up to Provide Free Prescription Assistance Program April 1,2015
PERS Seeking Medical Consultant March 30,2015
Announcing the Winning Submissions for the OMA Choosing Wisely® in Oregon Challenge March 30,2015
Take Action: Tell Congress to Repeal the SGR Now March 20,2015
OHSU Medical Students Meet Their ‘Match’ March 20 March 17,2015
Thanks for a Successful Day at the Capitol! March 16,2015
Two Ambulatory Surgery Centers Honored by the Oregon Patient Safety Commission March 13,2015
Oregon Health Authority Hiring Medical Director of Medical Assistance Programs March 10,2015
Di Lacey Joins COMP-Northwest Executive Leadership Team March 5,2015
Medicine in Oregon Previews 2015 Legislative Session, OMA Agenda February 20,2015
OMA Nominating Committee Announces 2015–2016 Slate of Officers February 16,2015
Choosing Wisely® in Oregon Challenge - Application Now Open February 4,2015
Feb. 15 is Insurance Exchange Enrollment Deadline - Cover Oregon Hosting Enrollment Open Houses February 3,2015
Local Specialty Care for Rural Veterans January 30,2015
2015 Prioritized List of Health Services for the Oregon Health Plan January 13,2015
Representative-Elect Knute Buehler, MD, Announces Key Staff for 2015 January 9,2015
2014
Time to Renew One-Year Licenses for Physicians and PAs December 19,2014
Nominate a Colleague for OMA Doctor-Citizen and Patient Safety Awards November 21,2014
Take Action Now – This is the Last Chance to Repeal the SGR this Year! November 21,2014
2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: Policy and Payment Changes November 5,2014
Family Care Offering Free Flu Shots throughout the Portland Metro Area October 28,2014
Apply for Hardship by Nov. 30 to Avoid 2015 Medicare Payment Adjustment October 24,2014
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden & Dr. Ken Thorpe to Lead Public Forum at OHSU to Address Chronic Disease October 16,2014
AMA Assembles Ebola Resources for Physicians and Public October 15,2014
What U.S. Health Care Workers Should Know About Ebola October 6,2014
Small Physician Groups: Satisfy PQRS in 2014 to Avoid Pay Cut in 2016 – Register by Oct. 3 October 1,2014
CMS Publishes Open Payments Physician Data September 30,2014
Volunteer for End-to-End ICD-10 Testing by Oct. 3 September 29,2014
Oregon Medical Association Selects New General Counsel, Director of Health Policy September 22,2014
Road to 10: A Small Physician Practice’s Route to ICD-10 September 11,2014
Choosing Wisely® Campaign to Reduce Unnecessary Health Care Showing Promise September 10,2014
Oregon Medical Association Selects New Marketing, Communications Director September 10,2014
Open Payments System Reopens, Physician Review Period Extended to Sept. 8 August 15,2014
SB 683 Referral Rules Template and Update July 31,2014
Register Today for Fall Education from the OMA July 30,2014
Five Ways to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse July 24,2014
Early Discussion and Resolution Process Now Available July 2,2014
OHA Report Shows Some Progress Under CCO Model July 1,2014
New Referral Notice Rules Now in Effect June 19,2014
Meaningful Use Hardship Applications Due July 1 June 18,2014
Reserve Your Seat Now for the OMA’s Fall Political Forum Oct. 11 June 4,2014
MSMP Hosts The Battle of the Doctor Bands June 12 June 3,2014
Give Your Feedback on CCO Incentive Measures by June 6 May 29,2014
OMA Offers Convenient CME for New CDL Medical Examiner Registry May 7,2014
Oct. 1, 2015 Set as ICD-10 Implementation Date May 2,2014
OHSU Library Explores the History of Physician Assistants May 2,2014
Members and Stakeholders Gather for Successful OMA Annual Meeting, New Officers Installed April 30,2014
OMPAC Hosts Reception to Benefit Bend Orthopedic Surgeon's Legislative Campaign April 25,2014
New Study Demonstrates Oregon Physicians Drive $14.8 Billion in Economic Activity April 16,2014
CMS Releases Medicare Physician Claims Data April 11,2014
New FDA Approval Expected to Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths April 11,2014
Tax Identity Theft Scam Targets Physicians April 10,2014
Congress Passes 12 Month SGR Patch, Postpones Medicare Cuts, Delays ICD-10 April 1,2014
Physicians: Take the Survey and Make Your Voice Heard March 30,2014
Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline Extended to April 30 March 29,2014
March 30 is National Doctors' Day March 28,2014
Take Action Now to Fix Medicare March 21,2014
ACA 'Grace Period' Toolkit Now Available March 17,2014
Nominate a Colleague for 2014 Doctor-Citizen of the Year by March 28 March 11,2014
New Immunization Exemption Rules Effective March 1 March 3,2014
Deep Medicare Cuts Scheduled for April 1 – Urge Congress to Repeal the SGR Now February 28,2014
ICD-10 Test Week for Medicare March 3–7 February 27,2014
Workers’ Compensation Division Rule Changes Coming February 21,2014
Share the Warmth... Donate Socks for the OMA's Health Fair February 19,2014
February is American Heart Month February 14,2014
Members Save Big on ICD-10 Coding Books in February February 3,2014
OMA Nominating Committee Announces 2014-2015 Slate of Officers January 31,2014
OpenNotes Urges Clinicians to Share Notes with Patients January 30,2014
Free CME Programs Help Educate Providers on Safe Opioid Use January 27,2014
Update Your Medicare Participation Status by Jan. 31 January 15,2014
OMA Leadership and Advocacy Training January 8,2014
2013
HHS Extends EHR Donation Exception/Safe Harbor Rules through 2021 December 30,2013
Congress Passes Temporary Medicare Rate Increase as SGR Repeal Gains Momentum December 20,2013
CDL-CME Training for Medical Examiners December 13,2013
OMA Helps Educate Providers on Safe Opioid Use December 9,2013
New OMA Website Features and Enhancements Coming December 6,2013
Health Care Enrollment Fair Brings Health Insurance Education to Portland December 5,2013
Learn about the Health Professionals' Services Program Dec. 9 December 2,2013
Cover Oregon Application Fairs across the State Nov. 20-25 November 15,2013
November is Heal the Claims Month November 8,2013
Help Protect Patients Who Are Applying for Insurance through Cover Oregon November 7,2013
OMA Leads Choosing Wisely® in Oregon October 17,2013
Save the Date: Third Annual Oregon and SW Washington Health Literacy Conference is March 7 October 14,2013
DEA Nationwide Drug Take Back Day October 26 October 13,2013
Oct. 18 is the Last Chance for Large Group Practices to Avoid Certain Medicare Payment Cuts October 9,2013
Early Discussion and Resolution: Charting a Course for Success in Oregon Oct. 18 October 8,2013
Oct. 6–12 is National Physician Assistant Week October 7,2013
What Government Shutdown Means for Medicare and Other Federal Health Care Programs? September 30,2013
Distribute Health Insurance Marketplace Notices to Your Employees by Oct. 1 September 27,2013
Cover Oregon Goes Live Oct. 1 - Help Your Patients Stay Safe from Fraud September 24,2013
HIPAA Omnibus Rule Takes Effect Sept. 23 September 16,2013
National Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 15–21 September 12,2013
Cover Oregon to Launch Oct. 1 August 28,2013
Cover Oregon and OHA Funding Opportunities Available for Provider Outreach and Enrollment August 16,2013
Regulatory and Compliance Programs Coming this Fall August 14,2013
Save the Date for the OMA’s 2014 Annual Meeting August 7,2013
OMA Receives Grant to Provide Opioid Education August 2,2013
Sunshine Act in Effect as of Aug. 1 July 26,2013
HHS Awards Grants to Sign Children Up for Health Coverage July 22,2013
Cover Oregon is Coming this Fall July 17,2013
Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate Delayed for One Year July 8,2013
DMAP to Apply Primary Care Rate Increase Starting Week of July 8 July 7,2013
Take Action Now and Contact Congress about Medicine’s Priority Issues July 2,2013
Take a Break for Education this Summer June 26,2013
Reminder about New IACS/PV-PQRS Registration System June 19,2013
June 30 Deadline to Avoid eRx Payment Adjustment June 7,2013
Temporary Referral and Authorization Waiver Extended for TRICARE Prime Beneficiaries June 5,2013
Host Your Summer Meeting or Event at the OMEF Event Center May 22,2013
Noridian Administrative Services is Now Noridian Healthcare Solutions May 20,2013
OMA Launches New Online Career Center May 6,2013
Medicare Ordering/Referring Denial Edits Temporarily Delayed May 3,2013
TRICARE Referral/Authorization Waiver Ends May 18 May 3,2013
OMA General Membership Meeting a Success April 26,2013
New OMA Officers Installed April 24,2013
Portland Cardiologist Selected as OMA Doctor-Citizen of the Year April 24,2013
New SGR Framework Proposed in U.S. House of Representatives April 24,2013
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 27 April 23,2013
OMA Updates Members-Only HIPAA Resources to Reflect New Rules April 11,2013
Medicare Fee-for-Service Program Faces Sequestration Cuts April 1,2013
Governor Signs Early Discussion and Resolution Bill into Law March 18,2013
Nominate a Colleague for 2013 Doctor-Citizen of the Year by March 29 March 7,2013
OMA Committee Volunteer Opportunities Available for Members March 6,2013
Oregon Senate Passes Early Discussion and Resolution Legislation March 5,2013
Introducing the OMA’s New Litigation Stress Program February 28,2013
ICD-10 February 21,2013
Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Early Discussion and Resolution Bill February 15,2013
Last Chance to Submit an Informal Review for the 2013 eRx Payment Adjustment is Feb. 28 February 13,2013
CMS Issues Sunshine Act Final Rule - Physician Data to be Published in 2014 February 11,2013
Update Your Medicare Participation Status by Feb 15 February 8,2013
OMA Nominating Committee Announces 2013-2014 Slate of Officers February 1,2013
HHS Announces Enhanced HIPAA Standards January 18,2013
Medicaid Primary Care Payments to Increase in 2013 January 10,2013
SGR Cuts Postponed through December 2013, Medicare Enrollment Period Extended through Feb. 15 January 3,2013
New OMA Hospital/Health System Based Physician and PA Section Meets Jan. 17 January 2,2013
2012
OMA Webinar Jan. 15 Addresses Behavioral Health Coding Changes for 2013 December 29,2012
Update Your Medicare Participation Status by Dec. 31 December 17,2012
National Provider Call on PQRS and eRx Incentive Program Dec. 18 December 8,2012
Oregon Health Policy Board to Hold Public Forum Dec. 11 on Health System Transformation Progress December 7,2012
Oregon Health Authority Recruiting for CCO Positions - First Review Dec. 11 December 6,2012
Response from HHS Secretary Sebelius to the Republican Governors Association November 16,2012
Send HIPAA-Compliant Messages Directly from Your Smartphone or Tablet with DocBookMD October 30,2012
Miss an OMA Webinar? Watch it On-Demand October 29,2012
The American Medicine Chest Challenge is Nov. 10 October 28,2012
Updated Flu Vaccine Finder Now Available Online October 18,2012
Medicare FFS National Provider Call Oct. 25: Preparing Physicians for ICD-10 Implementation October 17,2012
OHA to Host CCO Webinar for Fee-for-Service Providers Oct. 22 October 17,2012
The OMA, AMA and Other Medical Societies Urge Congress to Repeal the SGR October 16,2012
Join Us at the Oregon Public Health Institute Genius Award Luncheon on October 19 in Portland October 10,2012
Conference Call for Clinicians Oct. 10 Concerning the Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation October 10,2012
Oct. 6–12 is National Physician Assistant Week October 5,2012
Take Part in Statewide Activities to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse September 24,2012
Sept. 29 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day September 13,2012
Gathering of Health Care Professionals of Color is Sept. 28 in Portland September 13,2012
Help Choose Tomorrow's Physicians September 12,2012
Sept. 16–22 is National Child Passenger Safety Week September 12,2012
Five New CCOs Go Live Sept. 1, Two More Provisionally Certified for Nov. 1 Launch August 30,2012
HHS Finalizes One Year ICD-10 Implementation Delay to Oct. 1, 2014 August 24,2012
EHR Incentive Program: Meaningful Use Stage 2 Final Rule Published August 23,2012
Make Your Voice Heard Regarding OMA's Position on Community Health and Liability Reform Concepts! August 22,2012
Medicaid Rate Reductions Proposed August 1,2012
Governor Releases Medical Liability Reform Proposal July 27,2012
First CCOs Go Live Aug. 1 July 25,2012
North Bend Medical Center in Coos Bay Named an Accountable Care Organization by CMS July 11,2012
OHA to Host Free Provider Webinar on Coordinated Care Organizations July 17 July 10,2012
Complimentary CCO Webinar for OMA Members and Staff July 31 - Past Webinar Available On-Demand July 9,2012
Eight New Coordinated Care Organizations Approved June 29,2012
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds ACA June 28,2012
OCR Posts HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Audit Program & Protocol Info Online June 27,2012
OMA Now Offering Monthly CCO Update Webinars for Members and Staff June 22,2012
Take Steps by June 30 to Avoid the 2013 e-Prescribing Penalty June 22,2012
Medicare Multi-Payer Initiative Aims to Improve Primary Care Quality and Lower Costs June 12,2012
Pertussis Cases Surge in Oregon - On-Demand CME Education Can Help June 5,2012
OHA Provisionally Certifies 11 Proposed CCOs May 31,2012
New Documentary Warns Medical Practices About Consequences of Medicare Audits May 25,2012
New Guide Available to Help Health Care Organizations Disclose Adverse Events May 16,2012
OMA Now Offers Oregon Rx Discount Card for Members and their Patients May 8,2012
Oregon Medical Education Foundation Awards Scholarships at OMA Party in the Pearl May 4,2012
Governor Kitzhaber and Obama Administration Announce Agreement to Improve Care for Oregonians on Medicaid May 3,2012
OMA Dissolves House of Delegates, Reinvents Itself for Modern Health Care April 26,2012
New OMA Officers Installed at General Membership Meeting April 25,2012
Proposed Rule Delays ICD-10 Implementation until Oct. 1, 2014 April 9,2012
State Accepting Applications for Coordinated Care Organizations March 23,2012
The Primary Health Care Loan Forgiveness Program Application Cycle is Now Open March 19,2012
MSMP's Annual Meeting is April 17 - RSVP Today! March 19,2012
Draft CCO Documents Available for Review March 6,2012
Oregon Legislature Passes Health System Transformation Bill February 28,2012
Transition to 5010 Causing Cash Flow Concerns - The OMA is here to help! February 23,2012
President Signs Bill Including Short-Term SGR Patch February 23,2012
HHS Announces Intent to Delay ICD-10 Compliance Date February 17,2012
Oregon Senate Passes CCO Bill February 15,2012
House Sends HB 4010 to Rules Committee February 10,2012
OMA President Carla McKelvey, MD, Appointed to Oregon Health Policy Board February 3,2012
Congressional Committee Starts Meetings to Discuss Solutions to the SGR January 27,2012
Oregon Health Policy Board Sends CCO Proposal to Lawmakers for Approval January 25,2012
Medicare Payment Rates Extended for Two Months, Enrollment Deadline Extended to Feb. 14 January 11,2012
Oregon Health Policy Board Releases Revised CCO Proposal January 10,2012
2011
Looking Back on a Busy 2011 December 15,2011
Medicare Open Enrollment Time Is Here - Update your participation status by Dec. 31 December 9,2011
It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week - Flu vaccinations should continue through winter December 8,2011
OMA Welcomes New Health Policy Specialist November 29,2011
Super Committee Fails to Repeal SGR or Reach Agreement on Deficit Reduction Plan November 27,2011
OBMI Urges Proper State Licensure for All Medical Imaging Technologists November 23,2011
Federal ACO Rule Offers Promise to Improve Care Delivery November 2,2011
Don’t Miss OMA’s Regulatory Webinars this Month November 2,2011
Medicare E-Prescribing Hardship Exemption Deadline Extended to Nov. 8 November 2,2011
Don't Miss Advanced Coding Workshops this Week October 24,2011
National Drug Take Back Event Scheduled for Oct. 29 October 20,2011
Monday, Oct. 3 Last Day to Begin Medicare EHR Incentive Program 90-Day Reporting Period for 2011 September 28,2011
Help Select Oregon’s Next Generation of Physicians September 9,2011
Welcome to the New Face of the OMA! August 17,2011
OHA Releases State Health System Transformation Bill Summary and Work Group Details August 17,2011
OMA Tour Is Coming Soon to a Town Near You August 1,2011
In the Spotlight - Matthew Holt May 19,2011
New OMA Officers & OMA Alliance President Installed May 18,2011
OMA Notes Passage of Federal Reform Legislation, Pledges to Keep Working on Key Reforms March 22,2011

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