Legal Articles
Articles on legal issues and requirements related to medical practice appear regularly in ISMA's member newsletter, ISMA Reports. 
Recent Articles

ProAssurance rates in Indiana remain stable despite a reported increase of rates nationwide

Posted on 11/19/2020
Each year, the Medical Liability Monitor (MLM) publishes the commercial rates for major liability insurers in all 50 states for internal medicine, general surgery and obstetrics/gynecology specialties as part of its annual rate survey issue.

New e-prescribing mandates begin Jan. 1

Posted on 11/4/2020
Two laws passed by the Indiana General Assembly have requirements that go into effect Jan. 1 and include mandates for prescribing controlled substances.

New laws impact price estimates, physician contracts, out-of-network pay, e-prescribing

Posted on 6/11/2020
Although the health care industry has recently been focused on COVID-19 and the public health emergency’s impact on medical practices and patients, it is important for physicians to be prepared to comply with news laws passed during the 2020 legislat

HIPAA enforcement efforts target patients’ rights to medical records

Posted on 4/2/2020
Two recent enforcement actions by the federal Office for Civil Rights (OCR), each resulting in an $85,000 fine, should serve as a reminder to physicians to take requests for patients’ medical records seriously and to handle them in a timely and appro