ISDH database used to distribute resources where most needed

[4/3/2020]

ISDH keeps track of available health care resources such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and where they are most needed through a database called EMResources (EMR). Almost 300 deliveries have been made according to need so far, many of them to

Mindfulness: Calm is not separate from the storm

[4/3/2020]

The trauma being experienced by health care providers is not a single event. On a cognitive level, we recognize how thoughtful pondering of possible future decisions can turn from a focused, time-limited effort into endlessly looping worry.

ISMA urges private insurers to create parity for telehealth house calls

[4/3/2020]

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISMA Government Relations team has held frequent discussions with representatives from private insurance companies to advocate for greater telemedicine flexibility.

State seeks donations of unused PPE, swabs, other items

[4/3/2020]

To protect front-line workers as the COVID-19 emergency continues, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is encouraging idled medical practices to donate any potentially life-saving personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gowns, gloves, m

ISMA advocating for broader COVID-19 liability protections

[4/3/2020]

Indiana law already provides civil immunity protections for licensed health care workers and facilities providing health care in response to a “disaster” event, such as the current public health emergency. The immunity applies as long as the conduct

Coding for COVID-19 and telehealth visits: A moving target

[4/3/2020]

This week has brought with it some real anxiety and game changes in terms of billing for telehealth under the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE).

New SBA loans could offer help to stressed practices

[4/3/2020]

In addition to partnering with DrFirst as a telehealth option for members and successfully advocating with the governor on various fronts, ISMA is working to inform members about the Small Business Administration’s just-announced Paycheck Protection

CMS relaxes rules to create practice, financial relief

[4/3/2020]

This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced additional regulatory and financial relief for physicians as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.