Public Policy
IMMUNIZATIONS
01/01/2017
(RESOLUTION 15-43) RESOLVED, that the ISMA support education and appropriate use of the Human Papillomavirus vaccines in both male and female individuals. (READOPTED 15-16, HOD; RESOLUTION 05-23) RESOLVED, that ISMA staff work with the appropriate Indiana State Department of Health staff and the suppliers of vaccines to develop a plan for the distribution of vaccines in case another disaster occurs regarding availability, so that physicians will be involved in the provision of care to their patients. (RESOLUTION 11-37) RESOLVED, that the ISMA support legislation requiring employed child care providers and health care workers of children less than 12 months of age to be vaccinated against pertussis, absent an objection on religious grounds or a determination by a physician that the vaccination would be detrimental to the person's health; and be it further, RESOLVED, that the ISMA support vaccination status of a facility's child care providers and health care workers be available upon request; and be it further, RESOLVED, that the ISMA support pertussis vaccination for all child care providers and family members. (READOPTED 11-18, HOD; RESOLUTION 01-32) RESOLVED, that the ISMA use every means at its disposal to assure that all third-party payers reimburse for vaccinations recommended by the CDC; and be it further, RESOLVED, that the ISMA identify third-party payers that fail to fully reimburse the cost of vaccinating patients; and be it further, RESOLVED, that the ISMA use every means at its disposal to assure that physicians are properly reimbursed for the cost of procuring and the cost of administering vaccinations; and be it further, RESOLVED, that the ISMA use every means at its disposal to assure additional reimbursement for evaluations or treatments given on the same day as the vaccinations are administered. (RESOLUTION 11-10) RESOLVED, that the ISMA petition the state to reinstitute vaccination policies covering all children and adequately fund any programs; and be it further, RESOLVED, that the ISMA work with the state to develop methods by which insurance companies are encouraged to assist in appropriate funding of the immunization program. (READOPTED 10-61, HOD; RESOLUTION 00-24) RESOLVED, that the ISMA support efforts, legislative, administrative and educational, that seek to ensure Indiana children receive all CDC-recommended vaccinations. (RESOLUTION 07-35) RESOLVED, that should dialogue with payers not result in adequate change in the reimbursement rate to cover the total cost of vaccination (vaccines, overhead and administration costs), that the ISMA work with the appropriate entities to seek and support legislation that will provide adequate reimbursement. 
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