Fraud Waste & Abuse Information
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Fraud Waste and Abuse Letter
Fraud Waste and Abuse attestation forms 2019
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News & Resources
May 29, 2018
The Neurobiology of Opioid Addiction and the Potential for Prevention Strategies
Authors: Gary Peltz, MD, PhD; Thomas C. Südhof, MD
The health consequences of the opioid epidemic have led the United States to an inflection point at which its biomedical research–driven plan should be changed to effectively address this epidemic. To do so, 2 important changes in the focus for National Institutes of Health (NIH)–funded research are needed, which hopefully will develop actionable information and critically needed new treatments for opioid addiction. First, NIH-funded research currently focuses on the later stages of drug addiction1 that are associated with drug craving and relapse. However, because the opioid epidemic has a large iatrogenic component, prevention strategies that target the early stage of drug addiction should be developed. Second, a far deeper understanding of opioid neurobiology is required to change the focus. Instead of examining opiate-induced changes only at the neural circuit level or with brain imaging to identify involved brain regions, opiate-induced changes in synaptic signaling should be characterized.
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Ohio Telehealth Coverage Bill Has First Legislative Hearing
Telehealth coverage, and expansion of accessibility of telehealth, has been a priority initiative of the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) for some time, and a key piece of legislation was recently introduced addressing the topic. The bill, HB 546, had its first hearing on Wednesday, April 11.
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Statement of Mark A. Baker, DO, American Osteopathic Association President, on Reauthorization of CHIP
CHICAGO—Jan. 23, 2018— The following statement was issued by AOA President Mark A. Baker, DO, in response to the Congressional reauthorization of CHIP funding.
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