Analysis of the 2014 Social Security Trustees Report

Posted Date: September 15, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Highlights of the 2014 Report Since its inception, Social Security has been the foundation on which America’s retirement security rests.  It has demonstrated its strength by paying benefits without interruption in good times and bad, during periods of recession and disaster and during recovery and healing.  The program’s strength is demonstrated yet again in this […]


AMA Applauds New Effort to Modernize State Medical Licensure

Posted Date: September 8, 2014 | Categories: Credentialing, Health Care & Businesses, Licensure & Disciplinary

“The American Medical Association (AMA) has long supported reform of the state licensure process to reduce costs and expedite applications while protecting patient safety and promoting quality care. “State-based licensure is an important tenet of accountability, ensuring that physicians are qualified through the review of their education, training, character, and professional and disciplinary histories.


Survey: U.S. Nursing Homes Don’t Report Many Abuse Allegations

Posted Date: September 3, 2014 | Categories: Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer, Individuals

Many of the nation’s nursing homes are failing to report accusations of abuse or neglect, according to the inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health Human Services. That was the upshot of a report, released this month, which surveyed a small number of facilities and estimated how well the nation’s nursing homes comply with federal […]


HPIO Releases Publication on Ohio Prevention Basics

Posted Date: July 9, 2014 | Categories: Health Care & Businesses

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released its latest publication: Ohio Prevention Basics 


Will I Qualify for OPERS Disability Benefits?

Posted Date: July 1, 2014 | Categories: State Employee Disability (STRS, OPERS, PERS, OP&F)

A member who applies for a disability benefit through the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) is initially evaluated under an “own occupation disability standard.”  The “own occupation disability standard” is defined as an inability to perform your last public employment position due to physical and/or mental impairments.  Please note that the physical and/or mental […]


Prescribing Medications for Family Members

Posted Date: June 17, 2014 | Categories: Licensure & Disciplinary

Is It Illegal to Prescribe Medication to Family Members? Many physicians have been in the situation where a friend, neighbor or family member seeks their advice outside of the office for a rash, sore throat, or other common symptom.  It is human nature to try to help and offer your expertise in these situations and […]


Peer Review Committees – Liabilities and Immunities

Posted Date: June 5, 2014 | Categories: Health Care & Businesses

Ohio law defines a Peer Review Committee as a utilization review committee, quality assessment committee, performance improvement committee, tissue committee, credentialing committee, or other committee that conducts professional credentialing or quality review activities involving the competence of, professional conduct of, or quality of care provided by health care providers, including individuals who provide health care […]


Legal Issues Concerning Hospital Privilege Denials

Posted Date: June 5, 2014 | Categories: Credentialing

Under Ohio law, the governing body of every hospital has the duty to establish standards and procedures to be applied by the hospital and its medical staff in considering and acting upon applications for medical staff membership and professional privileges.  If you have questions or concerns regarding hospital privileges please contact us at (614) 545-9998.  […]


Ohio and Federal Prompt Pay Requirements

Posted Date: June 5, 2014 |

Prompt Pay Requirements In Ohio, there are two separate prompt pay requirements for health insuring Corporations. Medicare, Medicaid or self-insured ERISA plans must comply with federal prompt payment requirements. Otherwise, third-party payers must comply with the state prompt pay requirements.  Contact the Jones Law Group at (614) 545-9998 for more information.


Do you need assistance with obtaining medical care? (Free Clinic Directory)

Posted Date: June 5, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

OHIO ASSOCIATION OF FREE CLINICS  The Ohio Association of Free Clinics exists to advocate on behalf of Ohio’s free clinics and the people they serve. OAFC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We do not provide direct health care services on-site, but support those who do and can provide a referral to a health clinic. Free […]

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