What's New
The Ohio Chapter's Annual Membership business meeting is
now held during the Annual Spring Meeting.  New officers will be
elected and existing officers will be rotated into hew slots.

Only current Ohio Chapter members can vote.  If you are not a
current member of the Ohio Chapter, or if you are not certain
whether you are a member, contact Rich Butchko at
richbutchko@ohiochapteraaop.com or call (614) 659-0197
Parity Update

Prosthetic Parity for Ohio
Legislation has been drafted to address concerns about the
elimination and/or limitations for insurance coverage imposed
by private insurance companies. Representative Nancy
Garland (D-New Albany) has agreed to sponsor the bill and
eleven co-sponsors have signed on so far, according to Bob
Thurman (Buckeye Amputees for Action).

It is expected that Ohio’s parity legislation will be introduced
when the General Assembly returns to work in the fall.
Special Note:

Attention Medicaid Providers:  Ohio Medicaid will be implementing
a new Medicaid Information Technology System (MITS) to replace the
current MMIS claims system.  Go to:
http://jfs.ohio.gov/mits/index.stm for important Implementation
updates and upcoming provider training to prepare for MITS.