Public Policy
MENTAL HEALTH
01/01/2017
(RESOLUTION 14-44) RESOLVED, that the ISMA advocate for improving access to psychiatric services by improving reimbursement; and be it further RESOLVED, that the reimbursement for psychiatric services for Medicaid patients be increased to Medicare levels; and be it further RESOLVED, that the ISMA advocate for the addition of psychiatry to family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology as those specialties require additional reimbursement for Medicaid patients to Medicare levels; and be it further RESOLVED, that this increased reimbursement for Medicaid patients to Medicare levels be continued beyond the two years as stipulated in the Affordable Care Act; and be it further RESOLVED, that the ISMA Government Relations staff work with the AMA and all other stakeholders and members of Indiana's Congressional delegation to accomplish this goal through legislative means. (READOPTED AND AMENDED 12-27, HOD; RESOLUTION 02-27) RESOLVED, that the ISMA endorse the General Assembly's decision to keep the Evansville Psychiatric Children's Center operational; and be it further, RESOLVED, that if any state agency/official or private organization attempts to encourage closure of the Evansville Psychiatric Children's Center, the ISMA will use its resources to discourage this, so long as it sees a continued need for the facility in Indiana. (RESOLUTION 09-19) RESOLVED, that the ISMA shall continue to support efforts to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder and other associated psychiatric disorders related to the stresses involved with military personnel and their families; and be it further, RESOLVED, that the ISMA continue to encourage physicians throughout the state to query patients and their families regarding stresses related to military deployments; and be it further, RESOLVED, that the ISMA encourage development of a post-traumatic stress disorder screening tool to be placed on the ISMA Web site for physicians to use in their practice; and be it further, RESOLVED, that the ISMA Delegation present a resolution to the 2010 AMA House of Delegates focusing attention, raising awareness, encouraging development of a screening tool, educating physicians, disseminating information and expediting treatment for military members and their families affected by stress disorders. (RESOLUTION 08-30) RESOLVED, that the ISMA support efforts to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other associated psychiatric disorders related to the stresses involved with military personnel and their families; and be it further, RESOLVED, that the ISMA encourage physicians throughout the state to query patients and their families regarding stresses related to military deployments; and be it further, RESOLVED, that the ISMA publish in ISMA Reports information regarding resources that are available for the assistance of military members and their families.
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