Advocacy in Indiana
Every day, 1.39 million Indiana residents feel the struggles of living with doctor-diagnosed arthritis. You can be a key tool in raising awareness and eliminating barriers to care by joining the Arthritis Foundation’s advocacy program.
Arthritis in Indiana - Quick Facts
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State Fact Sheet
Find out how arthritis affects people in Indiana and what you can do to make a difference.
State of Your Health
If you are experiencing a barrier to care, you should contact your insurance commissioner, who can help address your situation. Please be sure to view our Indiana Department of Insurance fact sheet that gives instructions on how to appeal, request an external review or file a complaint with your insurance commissioner.
Prior Authorization Reform in Indiana
What is prior authorization?
Many insurers require prior approval before giving you the OK to get an expensive drug. This process can be long and cumbersome, and often creates a significant administrative burden for both patients and providers. Further, it can keep patients from accessing the drugs they need to remain healthy.
How does this new law address prior authorization in Indiana?
In 2017, Indiana passed legislation to address prior authorization and that law went into effect in early 2018. Requires certain health plans to accept and respond to electronic prior authorization requests according to a particular electronic transaction standard. This bill leverages technology to improve pharmacist efficiency in community and health system pharmacy settings, thus reducing pharmacist time and employee expense in securing prior authorizations from physicians.
Which patients will benefit from this new law?
To learn if you are covered, contact your insurer and provide your policy number.
Share Your Story
You are the expert of your own experience with arthritis. Share your story with us today!
Advocate for What's Right
As an Arthritis Advocate, you’ll feel good about taking action to make health care more accessible. Help shift the policy and public perception that affects those living with arthritis.