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NHIA releases recommendations on managing supply shortages

December 29, 2021HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has issued guidance for members that are experiencing shortages of administration sets for ambulatory infusion pumps due to an ongoing supply chain crisis. The association is working with manufacturers and suppliers to get more information about when these issues might be resolved and if they can offer alternatives. In the meantime, NHIA reminds providers that the decision to use an infusion pump—and which pump to use—is...

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NHIA partner Eitan Medical: Remote monitoring is future of home infusion

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NHIA partner Eitan Medical: Remote monitoring is future of home infusion

December 29, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

The National Home Infusion Association recently welcomed Eitan Medical to its Future of Infusion Advisory Council, giving the small, global manufacturer of the Sapphire Infusion Pump and other products a window into what home infusion providers are facing.  “We want to listen and we want to hear what the providers are seeing, and we want collaborate with them and our peers,” said Ben Noonan, general manager, North America at Eitan Medical. “We want to be with NHIA to understand...

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NHIA adds PlayMaker to council

November 30, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va., and NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The National Home Infusion Association has added PlayMaker Health to its Future of Infusion Advisory Council. PlayMaker adds a unique perspective to the council supporting data-driven programs critical to expanding access of home and alternate site infusion. “We are pleased to expand our partnership with NHIA through FIAC and connect with other industry leaders to provide members with guidance and support as the health care landscape continues to...

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Registration opens for NHIA conference

October 28, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Registration is now open for the National Home Infusion Association’s 2022 Annual Conference, scheduled for March 12-16, 2022, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. “NHIA is thrilled to bring the home and specialty infusion community back together for our 2022 Annual Conference,” said Connie Sullivan, president and CEO. “We’ve missed our colleagues and friends and look forward to learning and networking with one...

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NHIA to publish scholarly journal for infusion therapies

September 13, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association will launch a new peer-review publication, Infusion Journal. The new scholarly journal will feature independent research and studies related to infused therapies, patient outcomes, medication safety, economic analyses and case studies. “Our provider organizations are operating in a unique and growing health care sector that is underrepresented in the academic-style publishing area,” said Connie Sullivan, president of NHIA....

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Infusion stakeholders send letter supporting infusion bills

September 9, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The National Home Infusion Association and more than 20 other organizations have sent a letter to Congress supporting legislation that would ensure access to home infusion therapy for Medicare beneficiaries. The Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act, introduced in August in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, provides important clarifications to the 21st Century Cures Act that will ensure Medicare recognizes the full spectrum of professional services that...

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NHIA submits comments on home health rule

September 1, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The National Home Infusion Association has submitted comments to a final rule saying it is disappointed that CMS has not revisited the Medicare Part B home infusion benefit.  The CY 2022 Home Health Rule outlines proposed coverage and policy changes for home infusion and other post-acute services.    The NHIA’s key concern with the current benefit: the requirement that a nurse or other health care professional be present in the patient’s home for...

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Home infusion stakeholders now have bills in House, Senate

August 25, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives to improve access to home infusion therapy for Medicare beneficiaries.  Introduced by Reps. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Vern Buchannan, R-Fla., H.R. 5067, the Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act provides technical clarifications that would remove the physical presence requirement, ensuring payment regardless of whether a health care professional is present in...

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Infusion stakeholders take fight back to Congress

August 20, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders are taking another swing at fixing the home infusion benefit, with new legislation introduced and, overall, increased awareness among lawmakers of the value of providing care in the home.  The Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act, introduced Aug. 5 by Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Tim Scott, R-S.C., provides technical clarifications to remove the requirement that a nurse or other health care professional be present in the patient’s home...

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Judge dismisses home infusion lawsuit

June 17, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A U.S. district court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the National Home Infusion Association over the implementation of a Medicare home infusion therapy services benefit for a “lack of subject matter jurisdiction.”  The lawsuit, filed in 2019 against the Department of Health and Human Services, argued that a final rule published in November 2018 that limits reimbursement for professional services to only those days a “skilled professional is in the home,”...

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