NHIA honors Reps. Engel, Tiberi
WASHINGTON – The National Home Infusion Association has named Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., as the recipient of its Congressional Leadership Award. Engel is the lead sponsor of the Medicare Home Infusion Site of Care Act, H.R. 605, a bill that would require Medicare to pay for home infusion services and related supplies under Part B. “I have long been committed to closing the Medicare gap for home-based infusion care,” Engel said. “There is no reason to force patients battling cancer or serious infection to leave their homes for treatment when there is a safer, more comfortable and more cost-effective alternative available.” NHIA also gave the award to Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, another supporter of the bill. Currently, Medicare only covers infusion treatments fully if they’re administered in doctors’ offices, skilled nursing facilities and hospitals.