October 2019

Indiana Death Registration System Physician Requirements

A recent scenario at one of IU Health’s hospitals resulted in a deep dive review of internal policies and processes, as well as external requirements with the Indiana Death Registration System (IDRS).

Indiana statute (IC-16-18-2-282.2) states that the person pronouncing is considered the “last attending” and shall sign the death certificate.  It has been identified that many physicians are not registered on the Indiana Death Registration System (IDRS).  By statute this has been a requirement since December 31, 2010.  Failure of the physician to comply with registration constitutes a class “B” misdemeanor which could result in 180 days in jail and a $1000 fine for each occurrence.  A physician must be registered within this system in order to sign a death certificate and this is to be completed within 72 hours after death or death investigation.

Due to the recent event, the deep dive uncovered that there are legal actions that could be taken on clinicians by not complying with the above statute. IU Health is performing their due diligence to ensure that all clinicians are aware of this legal requirement. There are no actions to be taken, this is a simple notification for all clinicians at IU Health.

Clinicians can access the following website to verify if they are listed as a registered user in IDRS:  https://idrsthin.isdh.in.gov

Code Status Education

Earlier this year changes were made in Cerner regarding code status.  For a review of this information CLICK HERE.


2019 Fall Primary Care Conference: Topics in Oncology for Primary Care Providers

Register and pay online at: https://iu.cloud-cme.com/default.aspx?P=5&EID=47031


Collaborating Across Borders Conference in Indianapolis

WHEN:  October 20-23, 2019

WHERE:  JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana


Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) is North America’s premier interprofessional health care education and collaborative practice conference. Building on the highly successful CAB Conference series, CAB VII will link educators, researchers, practitioners, students and patients from Canada and the United States in essential discussions around interprofessional health care education, practice, leadership and policy in North America.


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IU Health Seminar for Residents & Fellows: Debt to Wealth Management

Fairbanks Ethics Lecture: Creating SPACE for Decision Making when Confronting Serious Pediatric Illness

Diagnotes FAQ for Residents and Fellows

Download the app or access via the web at https://iuhealthcpe.org/mobile/resources/diagnotes

  • Log in with your IU Health credentials (CernerUsername@iuhealth.org and CernerPassword)
  • Complete your profile
  • Allow for notifications

CLICK HERE for more information 

Upcoming Medicare Part B Training Series: Anesthesia and Surgery


Surgery Webinar Series


10/01/2019 - Assistant Surgeon and Teaching Physicians

10/08/2019 - Policy and Common Rejections and Denials


Anesthesia Webinar Series


11/04/2019 - Pricing, Billing and Time Considerations

11/11/2019 - Pain Management

11/18/2019 - Top Rejections and Denials


CLICK HERE for other learning opportunities from WPS, Indiana's Part A and B Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC).


APP Preceptor Appreciation & Development Breakfast

What is the Office of Clinical Education

Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) Annual Meeting October 24 - 25th at The Westin Indianapolis

CLICK HERE for more information and registration.


Contact Us


    The Office of Clinical Education

  • Phone: (317) 962-5048

  • Email: OCE@iuhealth.org