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Will I Qualify for OPERS Disability Benefits?

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

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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.

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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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SSDI – How Workers’ Compensation & Other Disability Payments May Affect Your Benefits

Posted Date: January 31, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Disability payments from private sources, such as private pension or insurance benefits, do not affect your Social Security disability benefits.

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Social Security – Benefits for Children with Disabilities

Posted Date: January 31, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

This booklet is for the parents, caregivers or representatives of children younger than age 18 who have disabilities that might make them eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. It is also for adults who became disabled in childhood and who might be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

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Social Security: Benefits for People Living with AIDS/HIV

Posted Date: January 31, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

If you have HIV/AIDS and cannot work, you may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Your disability must be expected to last at least a year or end in death, and must be serious enough to prevent you from doing substantial gainful work. The amount of earnings we consider substantial and gainful […]

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Social Security: Benefits for Wounded Warriors

Posted Date: January 31, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Military service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military duty on or after October 1, […]

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