Office Updates




OFFICE CLOSURES

FALL BREAK DR MURPHY WILL BE OUT OCTOBER 14-22
STAFF WILL BE HERE 9-12



NEW OPIOID LAW EFFECTIVE JULY 1st:




Medicare Humana ONLY:
Patients with who are Medicare HUMANA please note it is important for you to establish with your insruance that Dr. Murphy is made your primary care provider. This insurance is very difficult in terms of accepting referrals for any imaging or any referral to specialists based on their policy.  Dr. Murphy has been granted indefinite "opt out" status by CMS and the Medicare government insurance; however, Humana Medicare seems to run its own way. Gladly, we have very few Humana MEDICARE patients.  It will make any process much more smooth if you can establish Dr. Murphy as your preferred primary care doctor if this does affect you.  Like aforementioned, this affects a very small handful of patients. 


MEDICAID BASED INSURANCES:
We are in the process of obtaining OPR (Order Prescribe Refer) Status for medicaid and medicaid sponsored program insurances.  We will continue to have short term solutions to cover any non controlled medication.  However, it is important to understand that as we attempt to secure this OPR status it is NOT a guarantee and it is also important to recognize that your prescription coverage may not be covered at the pharmacy. This is NOT going to affect our office appointments and the fees associated therewithin. We continue to NOT associate with any particular insurance brand.

From Medicaid 
IHCP PROVIDERS EXPERIENCING DELAYS WITH PROVIDER ENROLLMENT TRANSACTIONS
The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) currently has a backlog of inventory for provider enrollment transactions. System changes, in combination with the volume of provider enrollment applications, revalidations, and profile updates, have resulted in processing challenges and delays. 


MEDICAL NEWS
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Pain Control - Anxiolytic Memo
   In light of continued DEA/CDC recommendations and law there is an ever changing landscape for pain management.  Initial goals for the patients in our practice, is to push pain control down and/or out.  We have decided after discussions with multiple pain specialists and the recommendations of state law to start consistent tapering of opioid therapy.  We will continue to provide medication but we are targeting goals of < 30MEDD.  Some patients we realize this is not a realistic goal and we will be happy to transition this aspect of their care to a specialist in pain control.  It is also important and new law is coming with respect to concurrent use of other controlled medications.  We will work to find reasonable substitutions and work with our medical colleagues and specialists to find reasonable plans for our patients. Significant changes are coming soon for concomitant opioid use w/ benzodiazepines or other CNS depressants, incuding alcohol. We observe this combination may result in profound sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and even death. We are moving toward compliance with this yet to be law; but this is starting to already be placed as warnings on opioid medication black box areas.  This is a decision effective immediately that is in the best interest of all patients. 
    
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