As the U.S. scrambled to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented joint effort developed among federal and state governments, regulators, hospitals, suppliers and health-care providers. Out of necessity, institutions altered how they function—and how they cooperate—to save lives. Although the pandemic exposed flaws and weaknesses in the
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May 25, 2020 INDIANA - Phase four of Governor Eric Holcomb’s Back on Track Indiana Plan starts June 14.
Governor Holcomb did move up the state’s third stage by a few days for Memorial Day weekend. Now gyms, tennis and basketball court, as well as campgrounds, are open to the public.
Now Phase four of Governor Eric Holcomb’s Back on Track Indiana Plan starts June 14
During that phase of the plan, retail stores and malls can reopen at full capacity.
Restaurant dining rooms will be able to function at 75% capacity while bars & nightclubs will be able to open at 50% capacity.
Businesses like movie theaters, bowling alleys, museums, zoos, and amusement parks can also begin functioning at 50% capacity.
- Stage 1 - Where we are now
- Stage 2 - Where we are going
- Stage 3 - Where we are going
- Stage 4 - Where we are going
- Stage 5 - Where we are going
- Back on Track Indiana - Let’s safely open Indiana’s economy and remain vigilant about protecting our health and well-being.
- Executive Order 20-26 - ROADMAP TO REOPEN INDIANA FOR HOOSIERS, BUSINESSES AND STATE GOVERNMENT (updated 5/1/20)
- Indiana Stay-At-Home Order FAQ (updated 5/1/20)
- Commissioner’s Order: Indiana Statewide Standing Order to Address the COVID-19 Outbreak (updated 4/30/2020)
- Essential Businesses and Operations (updated 4/20/20)
- Commissioner's Order: Concerning Relocation of LTC Facility Residents during the COVID-19 Outbreak (updates 4/14/20)
- Watch Governor Holcomb’s next COVID-19 briefing (updated 4/10/20)
- Commissioner's Order: Requirements for Reporting COVID-19 Information to the State Department of Health (updated 4/08/20)
- See Governor Eric J. Holcomb's Newsroom
- COVID-19 Resource Guide for Hoosiers Looking for Assistance (updated 3/28/2020)
- Department of Workforce Development Resource Page (updated 3/16/2020)
Due to the pandemic that is now occurring, Indiana Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services is proud to release a COVID-19 Visual Communication Card for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population. We feel this card will be helpful to those in the community, medical teams and staff, testing sites, etc., as well as, any agency or individual that has contact with this population. The COVID -19 Visual Communication Card could also be of benefit to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities or others in the disability community, and we encourage sharing with any agencies or individuals that would benefit from this resource.
Two versions of the card are available to download below, and are also available on the Indiana Family and Social Services COVID-19, Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services COVID-19 and DHHS webpages.
- COVID-19 Visual Communication Card - 8.5 x 11 for printing
- COVID-19 Visual Communication Card mobile – For use on mobile devices
Content for this card was initially developed by the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Additional elements were also used with permission by the Wisconsin Council on Physical Disabilities.
Best Ways to Prevent Getting Sick & What to Do If You Are Sick (CDC - What to Do If You Are Sick)
- Executive Order 20-19 April 7, 2020
ADDITIONAL DIRECTIVES TO MANAGE INDIANA'S HEALTH CARE RESPONSE DURING THE COVID~19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
- Executive Order 20-18 April 6, 2020
CONTINUED DIRECTIVE FOR HOOSIERS TO STAY AT HOME; EXTENSION OF CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS OF GOVERNMENT; and EXTENSION OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS PERTAINING TO RESTAURANTS AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
- Executive Order 20-17 April 3, 2020
RENEWAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY DECLARATION FOR COVID-19 OUTBREAK
- Executive Order 20-16 April 2, 2020
Education Matters AND COVID-19
- Executive Order 20-15 March 31, 2020
ADDITIONAL DIRECTIVES REGARDING GOVERNMENTAL FUNCTIONS
- Executive Order 20-14 March 31, 2020
CONTINUATION OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS 20~04, 20~10 & 20~11 PERTAINING TO RESTAURANTS AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
- Executive Order 20-13 March 30, 2020
DIRECTIVES TO MANAGE INDIANA'S HEALTH CARE RESPONSE FOR HOOSIERS WITH COVID_19 DURING THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
- Executive Order 20-12 March 26, 2020
FURTHER PROVISIONS FOR HELPING HOOSIERS DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY Prescribing of Controlled Substances via Telemedicine
- Executive Order 20-12 – March 26, 2020 Prescribing of Controlled Substances via Telemedicine
- Executive Order 20-11 March 23, 2020
RELATING TO CARRYOUT CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL
- Executive Order 20-10 March 23, 2020
ENFORCEMENT DIRECTIVE REGARDING PROHIBITION OF IN-PERSON DINING IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 EPIDEMIC
- Executive Order 20-09 March 23, 2020
RELATING TO THE CONTINUITY OF OPERATION OF GOVERNMENT
- Executive Order 20-08 March 23, 2020
DIRECTIVE FOR HOOSIERS TO STAY AT HOME
- Executive Order 20-07 March 20, 2020
RESCHEDULING THE PRIMARY ELECTION DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
- Executive Order 20-06 March 19, 2020
TEMPORARY PROHIBITION ON EVICTION AND FORECLOSURES
- Executive Order 20-05 March 19, 2020
HELPING HOOSIERS DURING THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY DECLARED FOR THE CORONAVIRUS 2019 DISEASE OUTBREAK (Governor Holcomb took additional actions last week to protect and support Hoosiers during the COVID-19 outbreak with Executive Order 20-05. This order directs multiple state agencies on the expectations of providing support and protection to Hoosiers across the State.)
- Executive Order 20-04 March 16, 2020
FURTHER ORDERS AND DIRECTIVES IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 EPIDEMIC
- Executive Order 20-03 March 13, 2020
WAIVER OF HOURS OF SERVICE REGULATIONS RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIERS AND DRIVERS OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES TRANSPORTING GOODS TO INDIANA BUSINESSES
- Executive Order 20-02 March 6, 2020
DECLARATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY FOR CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 OUTBREAK
- Executive Order 20-01 February 19, 2020
EFFORTS BY INDIANA AGENCIES AND INSTRUMENTALITIES TO ASSIST IN LAKE MICHIGAN SHORELINE RELIEF
BT202040 – IHCP COVID-19 Response: IHCP revises home health prior authorization and telemedicine policies (posted April 8, 2020)
BT202037 – IHCP COVID-19 Response: Facility fees, modifier GT usage, and HCBS clarified for telemedicine billing (posted April 7, 2020)
BT202022 – IHCP issues telemedicine billing guidance for providers during COVID-19 outbreak (posted March 19, 2020)
BT202021 – IHCP changes pharmacy benefits and Emergency Department Autopay List in response to COVID-19 (posted March 19, 2020
Code Tables - The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) provides a number of code tables for provider reference, including:
- Codes necessary for billing and claim processing
- Codes billable for certain types of services and by certain provider types or specialties ("code sets")
- Codes related to specific coverage policies for certain members and programs
For further information and guidance related to the code tables, or for diagnosis, procedure, and billing codes other than those appearing in these tables, see the Medical Policy Manual and the IHCP Provider Reference Modules, available from the Provider Reference Materials page of this site.
March 23, 2020 The Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) do to COVID-19 outbreak with Executive Order 20-05 has therefore been issued the following action item:
- Community Development Block Grant funds may be redirected to assist with COVID-19 needs based on guidance from the United States Housing and Urban Development.
- Consequently, OCRA is in the process of developing a COVID-19 Response Program using the Community Block Development grant (CDBG) funds. Program details will be announced in the near future.
- In coordination with this effort, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs will be temporarily suspending the Planning Grant and the Blight Clearance Programs. Applications that were received for both programs by March 15, 2020, will be scored; but the agency will not be accepting or scoring any future applications until further notice.
Additionally, OCRA is making the following changes for CDBG 2020 Round 1:
- The Main Street Revitalization and the Public Facilities programs are suspended;
- The Wastewater/ Drinking Water and Stormwater Improvements programs will continue to accept applications;
- The public hearing requirement is further extended to require the first public hearing be completed prior to release of funds for awarded grants. The second hearing must be completed at the time the grant draws 30 percent of grant funds;
- OCRA will accept public hearings and meetings that are conducted via non-in-person methods that meet guidance provided by the Public Access Counselor. Communities that have questions about public hearing and meeting options should contact the Public Access Counselor. (Note: Executive Order 20-04 provides communities with flexibility related to the Open Door Laws.);
- OCRA will continue to provide technical assistance to communities working on applications. Site visits will now be conducted via video conferencing; and
- Proposals for suspended programs that are currently in the system will be transferred to Round 2 of 2020.
The Stellar Communities program for 2020 will also be suspended for the year. It is critical that we uphold the integrity of the program’s planning processes and in this new environment, that could prove difficult. Stellar funds will be re-allocated for response or other related programming. Regions intending to apply for the program will be contacted by OCRA to discuss next steps. For future years, we will continue to work with our State program partners on enhancements and updates.
Please know that OCRA continues to monitor this situation daily and will update our partners and stakeholders as frequent as necessary. Please reach out to your Community Liaison or the OCRA office with any questions moving forward.
The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) posted the following important information to the provider website at in.gov/medicaid/providers on March 19, 2020 (unless alternate date is noted).