The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration requested federal approval for the move that would allow HIP members to use money in their health savings, or POWER accounts for up to a year.
A new project called HepConnect will work to expand Hepatitis C screening, link people to care and support programs like syringe exchanges.
At a panel discussion held during “Memory Day” at Conner Prairie museum in Fishers, Butler University Professor Tim Brimmer talked about his research that has focused on the use of music for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) returned to his alma mater to speak about new legislation to increase the minimum smoking age – the federal “Tobacco to 21” push.
Employers gathered in Indianapolis to look for solutions to the high price of insurance plans, drugs and other health costs. The event highlighted ways employers could begin to drive down costs.
The perinatal navigator program provides care to low-income, first time mothers in Indiana and was referenced as a model during the legislative session.
Since the index first started in 2013, Indiana has improved – but it still sits below the national average with an overall score of 6.3 out of 10.
A research project out of Indiana aims to add understanding of how all the pieces of the health puzzle fit together.
The new law will require opioid treatment providers to include counseling, drug screening and prescription monitoring, as well as medication-assisted treatment.
The new nurse licensure compact could improve access to care in rural parts of the state.