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Reduced Patient Volumes from COVID-19 Strain Medical Practices

Posted on 5/3/2020
The Indiana State Medical Association released a report today that describes a significant drop in patient visits with people delaying care and putting themselves at risk for worse outcomes.

Indiana Allows Physicians to Resume Some Elective Procedures

Posted on 4/21/2020
Gov. Eric Holcomb announced plans Monday to loosen restrictions that would allow certain elective medical procedures to proceed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Surgeon General Jerome Adams uses Indiana HIV outbreak experience to fight coronavirus

Posted on 4/14/2020
Indianapolis Star spoke with Executive Vice President Julie Reed for a story on U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD.

Indiana State Medical Association Supports COVID-19 ‘Hazard Pay’ for Health Care Workers

Posted on 4/9/2020
The Indiana State Medical Association, the largest physician organization in the state, 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

Indiana Physicians: More Insurers Needed to Cover Telehealth House Calls

Posted on 4/6/2020
The Indiana State Medical Association is urging all insurance companies to adopt telehealth policies that have “parity” with in-person office visits, including telephone-only visits that are necessary for physicians to care for older and low-income p

Indiana State Medical Association Partners with DrFirst on Telehealth Solution

Posted on 3/26/2020
The Indiana State Medical Association and DrFirst are collaborating to make telehealth technology available to physician practices and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Payer Coverage of COVID-19 and Telehealth Visits (3-24)

Posted on 3/24/2020
The Indiana State Medical Association is urging Gov. Eric Holcomb to direct several changes in policy that Hoosier physicians say will prevent the further spread of the new coronavirus disease, or COVID-19. The recommendations focus on telemedicin

Hoosier Physicians Applaud Governor’s ‘Stay-at-Home’ Order and Other Measures to Contain COVID-19

Posted on 3/23/2020
Hoosier physicians applauded Gov. Eric Holcomb for the “Stay-at-Home” order issued today, effective March 25 to April 7, and other measures the governor announced to contain the spread of COVID-19.