New Law Expands Telehealth in Ohio
By Rep. Mark Fraizer

The new year begins with the prospect of more certainty around telehealth services in Ohio, thanks to a new law I sponsored (with Rep. Adam Holmes), HB 122, which was passed unanimously by the State House and Senate and signed by Gov. Mike DeWine on Dec. 22.
Growth and Progress: A Look Back at 2021
By Kelly O’Reilly President and CEO, OAHP

This past year, which began amid a raging pandemic, wasn’t an easy one for anyone in the business of providing health care, but for OAHP it was a gratifying one. While COVID-19 has proved itself a stubborn adversary in Ohio and around the world, we know our work and that of our members has made a difference — both in fighting the pandemic and in boosting the health of Ohioans in general. Here’s a very brief look at some of the highlights:
To keep Ohioans healthy, pharmacists can play a bigger role
By Kelly O’Reilly President and CEO, OAHP

In the ongoing battle to gain ground against chronic health problems that make life harder for the most vulnerable Ohioans, a familiar fixture — the neighborhood pharmacist — is emerging as a powerful ally.
Working Together, Plans Bring Better Diabetes Care
By Ami Cole, Plan President at Molina Healthcare of Ohio, Inc.

Medicaid plans have worked on several initiatives this year to make it easier for providers to treat their patients with diabetes, and for members to get access to needed supplies and additional services and supports that will help them better manage their chronic condition.
Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community
By Lori Criss, Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)

About 9.2 million Americans live with both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. Together, these two illnesses known collectively as behavioral health disorders, present a growing public health concern, and account for untold missed educational opportunities, lost productivity at work, increased crime, unnecessary hospitalizations, and premature death.

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