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Time to ‘Check-In for a Check-Up’ with Hoosier Doctors

Posted on 7/1/2020
The Indiana State Medical Association is stepping up to get Hoosiers “back on track” for better health with a new public service campaign. By encouraging patients to Check-In for a Check-Up, ISMA is reminding people about the importance of preventive

ISMA Connects Hoosier Doctors with Protective Equipment

Posted on 6/11/2020
The Indiana State Medical Association has announced a new program to supply individual medical offices with the personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to safely treat patients and protect their staff.

Ripley County health officer re-elected to national leadership role

Posted on 6/9/2020
The Indiana State Medical Association is proud to announce that past president David Welsh, MD, MBA, was re-elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health.

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.