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Infusion stakeholders continue push  

October 31, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A diverse group of 30 patient and stakeholder groups are calling on Congress to address Medicare beneficiary access to home infusion services.   In an Oct. 31 letter, the groups urge congressional leaders to advance the Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act (S. 2652/H.R. 5067) to increase access to home infusion therapy for Medicare beneficiaries.   “Home infusion therapy services have been a lifeline for millions of Americans by delivering lifesaving...

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NHIA launches 2023 event

October 27, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has opened registration for its 2023 Annual Conference scheduled for March 25-29 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The event will feature four days of education content on topics selected by industry leading experts. It will also feature eight dedicated hours at an expo with the latest products and services to improve business operations and patient care. “NHIA is excited about opening registration...

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NHIA named COVID Hero of New York

October 5, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – At its Annual Meeting on Sept. 28, The National Home Infusion Association was honored as a “COVID Hero of New York” by NewYorkBIO. The awards showcase members of NewYorkBIO who were at “ground zero” when the pandemic swept the United States and pulled together to keep Americans and America’s health care workforce safe. “NewYorkBIO was pleased to honor a number of individuals as COVID Heroes. I am in awe of the work that Connie (Sullivan,...

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NHIA comments on physician fee schedule

September 1, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has submitted comments on a CMS proposed rule that would affect Medicare payments and coverage of COVID-19 vaccines and monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and coding and billing requirements related to the use of single dose containers and drug waste. While NHIA applauds the continued coverage for pre-exposure prophylaxis to COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies beyond the public health emergency, the association is concerned that patients will...

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NHIA launches payer summit

August 24, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association will hold its first-ever home and specialty infusion payer summit on Nov. 2 in Dallas. “NHIA is proud to facilitate discussions and education aimed at improving understanding of home and specialty infusion services and how they benefit health plans,” said Connie Sullivan, BSPharm, president and CEO. “Many payers already recognize the value of outpatient and home-based infusion therapy and that is reflected in their benefit...

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NHIA seeks permanent payment for COVID therapy

May 26, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has sent a letter to Xavier Becerra, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, asking the agency to make permanent Medicare payment for COVID-19 monoclonal antibodies (mABs). HHS’s vaccine program created coverage for home and suite-based infusions of COVID mABs, but it's set to expire when the public health emergency ends. NHIA points out that access to home infusion for mABs for the treatment and prevention...

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NHIA weighs in on California medication bill

April 27, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has submitted comments on California SB 958, The Medication and Patient Safety Act, supporting amendments that would allow infused medications to be administered in the patient’s home when the physician and patient determine it is in the patient’s best interest. “NHIA objects to any efforts to restrict access to home infusion and rejects language that implies office-based infusions are safer than administering medications...

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NHIF publishes journal

April 13, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Foundation has launched Infusion Journal, a scholarly publication featuring independent research and studies on infused therapies, patient outcomes, medication safety, economic analyses and case studies. The inaugural issue features the findings of a first-of-its-kind time study of home infusion pharmacist professional services. Using time utilization data collected in a NHIF-sponsored multi-center study, researchers determined infusion pharmacists...

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KabaFusion’s Masood on his passion for home infusion

April 1, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CERRITOS, Calif. – Dr. Sohail Masood has received many accolades in his more than 30 years in the home infusion industry, but the most recent – the 2022 Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Home Infusion Association – is the most meaningful, he says.  “This one is really my peers telling me what I have done means a lot,” said Masood, founder and CEO of KabaFusion. “It has nothing to do with how much money you make; it’s really...

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NHIA names infusion fellows

February 23, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has announced the 2022 Fellow Program (FNHIA) cohort, made up of highly accomplished home and alternate site infusion professionals. Those selected for the FNHIA program include: Brett Benfield, Penny Allen, Cheryl Gast-Whitaker, Cynde Derryberry, Robert Buzas, Pammi Jo Farren, and Glenel Tillich. “Congratulations to this year’s fellows,” said Connie Sullivan, NHIA president and CEO. “This program was created to...

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