Doctor Your Spirit

[4/9/2020]

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.

ISDH vital records reporting system progressing

[4/9/2020]

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) DRIVE Team has been working diligently on its new electronic system for reporting deaths, births and other vital record events.

Temporary health care workers can now register to join COVID-19 fight

[4/9/2020]

Following Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-13 issued March 30, the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency has launched the COVID-19 Temporary Healthcare Provider Registry, available on the PLA website.

State still seeks viral swabs, PPE, other items

[4/9/2020]

To expand testing and protect front-line workers as the COVID-19 emergency continues, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is encouraging medical practices to donate any unopened swabs and potentially life-saving personal protective equipmen

AMA, ISMA seek financial relief for physician businesses

[4/9/2020]

Two weeks ago, ISMA signed on to a letter from the AMA urging Congress to provide dedicated financial relief for physicians under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

IPLA: Prevent stockpiling of potential COVID-19 medications

[4/9/2020]

The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency’s Medical Licensing Board and Board of Pharmacy issued a joint advisory opinion in response to reported stockpiling of potential COVID-19 medications, such as hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine and azithromycin.

‘Hazard pay’ for health care workers proposed by Senate Democrats

[4/9/2020]

The ISMA Government Relations team is aware of discussions at the federal level about potential hazardous duty pay for doctors and other health care professionals working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stay informed about COVID-19 and future advocacy efforts

[4/9/2020]

The fast-evolving COVID-19 public health emergency has required ISMA to ramp up communication efforts like never before.

ISMA, INAAP seek Indiana Medicaid accelerated, advance payment program

[4/9/2020]

This week, ISMA and the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (INAAP) asked the Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP) in a letter to create an Accelerated and Advance Payment Program for Indiana Medicaid, similar to on

ISMA web resources, webinars provide business help

[4/9/2020]

In addition to advocating for financial assistance for physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic response, ISMA is implementing new educational and business resources to help physician practices weather the decrease in patient volume.

How has the COVID-19 emergency affected your business?

[4/9/2020]

ISMA is conducting an online survey of members, in conjunction with Indiana Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), to determine the current and future effects of the COVID-19 crisis on medical practices.