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Indiana State Medical Association
19 minutes | Jan 27, 2023
Episode 26: General Assembly, Week 3
Eric Berman and Vice President of Government Affairs John Ruckelshaus discuss the week's news at the Statehouse, including a big gathering to rally support for Gov. Eric Holcomb's public health package, and bills in the House and Senate to ban physician noncompete agreements.
19 minutes | Jan 26, 2023
Episode 25: Opioids and Pain Management
Eric Berman talks with IU School of Medicine assistant professor of psychiatry Mike Bushey about the challenges of managing patients' pain while remaining cognizant of the risks of opioid addiction. Dr. Bushey's full presentation is available to ISMA members on the ISMA Online mobile app and is eligible for CME credit.
14 minutes | Jan 20, 2023
Episode 24: General Assembly, Week 2
Eric Berman talks with ISMA Vice President of Government Affairs John Ruckelshaus about the week's events at the statehouse, including the Indiana Supreme Court hearing on the constitutionality of Indiana's abortion ban.
11 minutes | Jan 13, 2023
Episode 23: General Assembly, Week 1
Eric Berman checks in with ISMA Vice President of Government Affairs John Ruckelshaus for the weekly update on the 2023 legislative session.
11 minutes | Jan 9, 2023
Episode 22: CME Opioid Workshops
Eric Berman talks with ISMA Director of Education and Physician Resources Ranae Obregon about upcoming ISMA webinars on the opioid crisis and prescription guidance for physicians. These webinars count toward the CME requirement to renew a Controlled Substance Registration in Indiana.
15 minutes | Jan 6, 2023
Episode 21: Legislative Preview
Eric Berman and ISMA Vice President of Government Affairs John Ruckelshaus look ahead to the January 9 start of the Indiana General Assembly session and Gov. Eric Holcomb's unveiling of his 2023 agenda, including his request to fund the recommendations of the Public Health Commission.
20 minutes | Nov 28, 2022
Episode 20: The Abortion Ban and Supreme Court What-Ifs
The Indiana Supreme Court will hear arguments January 19 on whether Indiana's new law sharply restricting abortion should be allowed to take effect, or struck down as unconstitutional. But that date is just the start of the process. Attorney and former State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) joins host Eric Berman to walk through what the justices might do after that, when they'll do it, and what the General Assembly could do in response.
49 minutes | Nov 14, 2022
Episode 19: Indiana Election Recap
Host Eric Berman discusses the results and impact of Indiana's elections for the state legislature and Secretary of State, with Indiana State Medical Association vice president of government relations John Ruckelshaus, former WISH-TV political reporter Jim Shella, and IndyPolitics.org founder and editor Abdul-Hakim Shabazz.
47 minutes | Oct 26, 2022
Episode 18: Indiana Election Preview
Host Eric Berman joins ISMA vice president of government relations John Ruckelshaus, former WISH-TV chief political reporter Jim Shella, and IndyPolitics.org founder and editor Abdul-Hakim Shabazz for an in-depth breakdown of the races to watch on election night November 8, including battles for Indiana secretary of state, U.S. Senate, and the Indiana General Assembly.
8 minutes | Oct 5, 2022
Episode 17: Prior Authorization
Indiana legislators are studying the issue of prior insurance authorization for medical procedures, and how to streamline the process to avoid disruption of patient care. Eric Berman talks with the American Medical Association's Heather McComas and Emily Carroll about the concerns physicians have, and how other states have tried to solve the problem.
11 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
Episode 16: How to write a resolution
Luke McNamee, ISMA deputy director of policy, describes how members can get involved in the policy making process - by writing and submitting a resolution for consideration at the 2022 ISMA annual convention. Questions about the resolution process? Email Luke at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Links: ISMA Reports (April 7, 2022): "How to write and submit a resolution" – https://bit.ly/3rBho1y ISMA Annual Convention – www.ismanet.org/convention ISMA Public Policy Manual – www.ismanet.org/publicpolicy AMA Policy Finder – www.ama-assn.org/form/policy-finder
41 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
Episode 15: Physician candidates for political office
How can physicians get involved in the political process? John Ruckelshaus, ISMA vice president of government affairs, interviews two physicians who are running for state political office: Alex Choi, MD, a candidate for Indiana Senate District 29, and David Welsh, MD, a candidate for Indiana House District 55. Links: Dr. Alex Choi - https://votealexchoi.com/ Dr. David Welsh - https://bit.ly/3v9W58g
7 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
Episode 14: ISMA Reports (March 2022)
Our top stories from the March 2022 issue of ISMA Reports, plus what to do if your contact information has changed or if you let your membership lapse.
6 minutes | Mar 11, 2022
Episode 13: Legislative News (Mar. 11, 2022)
A wrap-up on the 2022 Indiana General Assembly and what issues ISMA is already anticipating for 2023.
5 minutes | Mar 4, 2022
Episode 12: Legislative News (Mar. 4, 2022)
An update on ISMA's advocacy efforts as we approach what is likely the final week for the Indiana General Assembly's 2022 legislative session.
7 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
Episode 11: Legislative News (Feb. 25, 2022)
An update on the Indiana General Assembly as we enter the final weeks of the 2022 legislative session.
5 minutes | Feb 18, 2022
Episode 10: Legislative News (Feb. 18, 2022)
An update on the 2022 legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly.
5 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
Episode 9: ISMA Reports (February 2022)
Our top stories from the February 2022 issue of ISMA Reports.
9 minutes | Feb 11, 2022
Episode 8: Legislative News (Feb. 11, 2022)
Closing out ISMA's Physician Advocacy Week with an update on the Indiana General Assembly as the second half of the 2022 legislative session gets underway.
7 minutes | Feb 4, 2022
Episode 7: Legislative News (Feb. 4, 2022)
An update from ISMA at the midpoint of the 2022 legislative session for the Indiana General Assembly.
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