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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.

Physicians appeal to governor for new policies to fight COVID-19

Posted on 3/19/2020
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

Indiana Medicaid updates its telehealth guidance; Anthem clarifies policy

Posted on 3/19/2020
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

Protect health care access: Include independent dispute resolution in surprise billing legislation

Posted on 2/25/2020
With no independent dispute resolution (IDR) process in surprise billing legislation, physicians are concerned the result will be more health care consolidation, leading to higher costs and less access to critical care.