NHIA honors longtime champion Rep. Engel

Thursday, September 24, 2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Home Infusion Association has awarded Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., the 2020 Congressional Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award for his longtime support and advocacy on behalf of patients in need of home infusion therapy services. “For more than two decades, Congressman Engel has worked tirelessly to expand home infusion therapy coverage for Medicare beneficiaries,” said NHIA President & CEO Connie Sullivan. “We are proud to honor him with this prestigious award in recognition of his distinguished career in promoting home infusion policies that help patients lead healthy, independent lives.” Engel has introduced several home infusion related bills, including a bill this year directing CMS to revisit its interpretation of the “home infusion calendar day” outlined in the 21st Century Cures Act. “In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever, it is important for Congress to ensure Medicare beneficiaries maintain access to home infusion therapy services,” Engel said. “There is bipartisan support for home infusion therapy, and we know these services enable patients – especially seniors and those in vulnerable populations – to receive lifesaving care, safely in the comfort of their own homes.”