November 3, 2023

IN THIS ISSUE: Join or Renew Your CMA Membership Today! | Doctors in the House Episode 13: Liston Testifies on 'Non-Medical Switching' Legislation | Tuesday is Election Day! Don't Forget to Vote | RSVP To Women in Medicine's Event Wardrobe Therapy | Save the Date for Giving Tuesday | Medical Heritage Center Accepting Applications for the Scholar-in-Residence Program

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Doctors in the House | Episode 13 | Liston Testifies on 'Non-Medical Switching' Legislation

In this episode of Doctors in the House, Representative Beth Liston reviews HB 291, a bill she testified on this week as the prime sponsor.

This legislation would prohibit insurance companies from mid-year formulary changes that cause physicians and their patients to change medications for non-medical reasons.

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RSVP to the Women in Medicine Community Meetup - Wardrobe Therapy

The CMA's Advocacy Community's Co-Chairs, Dr. Chris Brown, and Bill Cotton will host a post-election hybrid meeting on Wednesday, November 8th at 6:00 p.m. All CMA members are invited.


This meeting will review the results of Issues 1 and 2 and other important issues on the horizon. 


Additionally, the meeting will look at future legislative considerations by the Ohio General Assembly on healthcare issues including insurance coverage, access, and scope of practice issues.


Please contact Lisa Oyer if you have a specific item to be included on the agenda and to RSVP for this meeting.

Click Here to RSVP

Tuesday's Election | Expanded Early Voting Hours Available

Early Voting. For those who want to cast your vote prior to Tuesday, Ohio provides additional designated hours for early voting at your local county Boards of Elections. The remaining days and times are set for all counties in the state:

  • Friday, November 3: 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 4: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 5: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Click here to find the details, including the voting location addresses, for in-person early voting in any Central Ohio county.

Election Day. If you have any questions about your polling location on Election Day, click here to find out where to vote.


Giving Tuesday 2023 | Mark Your Calendars

Mark your calendars for Giving Tuesday! It's set for Tuesday, November 28, 2023.

Please consider giving to our awesome affiliates, COTS, Physicians CareConnection, Physicians Leadership Academy, and Made for Medicine.

The Medical Heritage Center (MHC) is Now Accepting Applications for the George W. Paulson, MD Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library Medical Heritage Center (MHC) is offering the George W. Paulson, MD, Scholar-in-Residence Program, which provides a stipend of up to $5,000 to support research and publication costs. The program is open to scholars from various backgrounds and is based in Columbus, OH. It prioritizes research related to local or regional medical history for national publication. The scholar will have access to MHC's collections, office space, and equipment.

The residency period should be between February 1, 2024, and January 31, 2025, with a possible one-year renewal. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, proposed budget and timeline, and at least two recommendation letters, must be submitted by December 29, 2023, to

More information is available at

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Annual Wellness Visits: Use Clinical Staff to Increase Efficiency

Medicare Part B covers an Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) if performed by a:

  • Physician (a Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy)
  • Qualified Non-Physician Practitioner
  • Physician Assistance
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Medical professional (including health educator, registered dietitian, nutrition professional, or other licensed practitioner)
  • A team of medical professionals directly supervised by a physician

Team up with clinical staff who can perform part or all of a wellness visit—saving time for you and your patients.

Learn more about the types of wellness visits. Check myCGS to see when a patient is next eligible to receive an AWV.

Share your expertise with Central Ohio’s news organizations

Sign-up today to be a physician expert for the CMA's Media Contact List - Destiney Davis, our PR & Communications Specialist, will reach out with more details.

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