Welcome to the
Mahoning County Medical Society
The Mahoning County
Medical Society (MCMS) is a professional and scientific
organization representing nearly 500 practicing, retired and
resident physicians in Mahoning County. Membership in the MCMS is voluntary; physicians
are not required to join in order to practice medicine in the
Mahoning County area. Those who choose to join, however, do so
because they are interested in the same goals as other members of
the society --- quality medical care for every resident of Mahoning
County and all of Ohio.
For the physicians of the Mahoning County Medical Society, quality
care involves much more than providing accessible, affordable health
treatment. Quality medical care in Mahoning County involves public
information and health education, physician involvement in community
health affairs, and patient advocacy.
We hope that this website will provide you with pertinent health
and resources. We welcome your comments and questions.
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contact us or call 330-533-4880.
The OSMA requests investigation of United Healthcare (UHC) by Medicare & Medicaid Services
Dear Ms. Edwards:
Thank you for speaking with me last week about United Healthcare's (UHC) decision to terminate physicians from its Medicare Advantage plans and the negative impact these actions are having in Ohio.
As promised during our phone conversation, the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) has been collecting specific examples from our members who believe the terminations have led to questionable network adequacy standards in their community.
To date we have collected 18 such examples that we believe raise substantial questions about UHC's network adequacy and should require detailed investigation and review by your office. The location, specialty, issue in question and summary are provided for each example in the attached document.
Due to patient confusion caused by the terminations and upcoming deadlines for open enrollment, we are asking for the investigation to be conducted and concluded as soon as possible and a summary of the findings for each example to be provided to us so we can appropriately inform our physician leaders. As examples of adequacy questions are still being submitted to us, we will send any additional examples to you as they arrive.
Additionally, we have heard from several members of Ohio's Congressional Delegation who may have additional specific examples, as many of them have indicated that they are fielding inquiries from both Ohio physicians and patients. As we inform them of the information we have provided to you, please let me know how you would like me to relay to them how to submit their questions.
On behalf of Ohio's patients and physicians, I want to thank you in advance for your guidance and willingness to review these important healthcare access questions.
Director, Professional Relations
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