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NHIA urges commercial payers to cover COVID-19 treatment 

April 7, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association is urging commercial insurance plans to implement coverage policies for COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy used in the home. The association also says CMS’s current administration fee of approximately $310 is insufficient to cover the costs. In a study conducted in February, NHIA determined the cost of providing the therapy is between $584 and $1,746. NHIA encourages payers to work with the home...

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NHIA takes virtual event to next level

March 29, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – After cancelling its annual conference last year, the National Home Infusion Association is back with a virtual event to “reconnect everyone,” says COO Jennifer Charron. With virtual events increasing in frequency due to the pandemic, the association hired a production crew to produce the event and take it to the next level, she says. “We wanted to ensure people are getting the value and that (we put) fun into our program,” she said. “One...

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NHIA names fellows for new program

January 18, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDER, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has announced the members of its inaugural Fellow Program. The program aims to advance the home and specialty infusion profession by recognizing the contributions and achievements of highly accomplished individuals. NHIA fellow status is awarded to members who have successfully demonstrated a commitment to the field of home infusion for at least seven years, have a record of sustained involvement and leadership within NHIA, and have been...

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NHIA, NAHC press for vaccine access 

January 13, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association and the National Association for Home Care and Hospice urge the federal government to ensure home infusion pharmacies have access to COVID-19 vaccines.  The two trade associations have asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and state health departments to ensure state-licensed infusion pharmacies are able to supply vaccines, either directly or in collaboration with home health agencies....

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NHIA to kick off new event with keynote from Daniel Kraft 

January 12, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has announced Daniel Kraft, MD, a health technology expert, as the keynote speaker for its first-ever Global Congress on Home Infusion Therapy. Held as a pre-conference to its 2021 Annual Conference, April 19-22, the GCHIT will allow clinicians and providers from across the world to share experiences, ideas, accomplishments and challenges associated with the delivery of infused medications in the home. “We’re excited...

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MHA sponsors home infusion benchmarking program 

December 15, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Managed Health Care Associates, an alternate site  group purchasing organization, will serve as the 2021 sponsor of The National Home Infusion Foundation’s benchmarking program. The goal of the program: to establish national standards for patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes for home and specialty infusion. “Through the NHIF benchmarking initiatives, the industry can advocate effectively for expanding access to home infusion services, validate...

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NHIA announces virtual event for 2021

November 6, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Home Infusion Association will hold its 2021 Annual Conference virtually, April 19-22. “During the public health emergency (PHE), home and specialty infusion services are more critical than ever,” said Jennifer Charron, COO. “Nothing replaces in-person interaction, but we are confident the NHIA team can provide the same high-quality education and opportunities for engagement that attendees expect from the annual conference.” Registration for...

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NHIA urges caution on policy changes

November 5, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Home Infusion Association says it's encouraged by CMS's acknowledgement that broader access to home infusion services is necessary, but it urges the agency to use caution with any proposed changes to coverage policies. In a recently published proposed rule, CMS proposes expanding the classification of external infusion pumps. “While CMS appears to recognize the need to expand access to home infusion, including for patients suffering from rare diseases, this approach...

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DME MACs to retire LCDs for nutrition

October 13, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The DME MACs will retire their local coverage determinations for parenteral nutrition and enteral nutrition effective Nov. 12, according to the National Home Infusion Association. The NHIA commends the move, saying the LCDs for parenteral nutrition and enteral nutrition “cause delays in access to care for Medicare beneficiaries with gastrointestinal disabilities and are administratively burdensome for hospitals, physicians and home infusion pharmacies,” the association...

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NHIA launches fellowship program

July 16, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Home Infusion Association has launched a Fellow Program (FNHIA) for experienced home and specialty infusion professionals to advance the home and specialty infusion industry profession through practice, excellence and leadership. As part of the program, fellows will have the opportunity to work with selected industry professionals to foster and promote mentoring of future industry leaders. “We are excited to announce our fellow program,” said NHIA's President...

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