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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.

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