Help ISMA address child care shortages for health care workers

[3/27/2020]

ISMA needs your help to identify physician and health care worker child care shortages resulting from the COVID-19 response efforts.

Trump signs stimulus with financial relief for physicians, medical practices

[3/27/2020]

President Donald Trump has signed a $2 trillion COVID-19 relief and stimulus package. The CARES Act includes provisions to support physicians and their practices.

Volunteer to relieve front-line health care workers

[3/27/2020]

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is asking physicians and other health care workers who may be interested in volunteering to provide relief to those on the front lines of this pandemic to complete the survey at the link below.

ISMA offers telehealth solutions for physicians

[3/27/2020]

ISMA is offering members an affordable, HIPAA-compliant tool to assess patients remotely. Such innovations can be used to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and better protect patients, physicians and staff during this public health crisis.

Guidance coming soon for certifying COVID-19 deaths

[3/27/2020]

The National Center for Health Statistics is working on formal guidance to certifiers on how deaths involving the new coronavirus strain should be reported on death certificates. It is important to emphasize that Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19

ISMA engaging with stakeholders, officials on physician needs

[3/27/2020]

ISMA has been very busy working with the AMA and stakeholders and advocating for physicians and patients during the pandemic.

ISMA advocacy letters lead to regulatory, legal changes that help physicians and patients

[3/27/2020]

State officials continue to make changes in state laws and regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 webinars

[3/27/2020]

To keep members informed, ISMA is offering a CME webinar on the use of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday, March 31. Read more below for details and for other educational opportunities of value.

AMA announces new CPT guidance during COVID-19 pandemic

[3/27/2020]

The AMA has announced new coding guidance to assist physicians and medical practices in using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) to properly report medical services provided to COVID-19 patients.

Congress passes financial relief for physicians, medical practices

[3/27/2020]

Friday, the House approved a $2 trillion stimulus and COVID-19 relief package that the Senate passed earlier in the week. It will now go to the desk of President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it.

Doctor Your Spirit

[3/27/2020]

Maintaining mental, physical and emotional wellness is more important than ever for physicians during this stressful time. Each week, ISMA will share a few resources to help relieve stress and care for yourself.