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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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Soleo Health named preferred provider by Cigna’s eviCore 

January 12, 2021HME News Staff

FRISCO, Texas – Soleo Health has been selected as a preferred provider by Cigna’s eviCore healthcare to participate in its specialty pharmacy network. eviCore serves as the network manager overseeing Cigna’s ancillary service offering of specialty pharmacy and infusion services across its nationwide system, which serves more than 14 million lives. “Partnering with eviCore as a preferred supplier speaks volumes to the proven track record Soleo Health...

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Option Care Health, Amedisys offer antibody therapy

January 6, 2021HME News Staff

BATON ROUGE, La., and BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care Health has partnered with Amedisys, a provider of home health, hospice and personal care, to provide COVID antibody infusion therapy in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. In December, the National Home Infusion Association announced a pilot program with Operation Warp Speed and the Department of Health and Human Services to expand access to Bamlanivimab, which is being used to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatrics...

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Upstate HomeCare to aid in COVID-19 fight 

December 29, 2020HME News Staff

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Upstate HomeCare is partnering with Nascentia Health, a local health care services provider, to participate in the Special Projects for Equitable and Efficient Distribution (SPEED) pilot to fight COVID-19 in local, non-hospital facilities. The pilot will assist in allocating monoclonal antibodies to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and prevent progression of the disease. “Upstate is proud to stand on the front lines to take part in helping those...

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Soleo Health adds new drug

December 22, 2020HME News Staff

FRISCO, Texas – Soleo Health, a provider of complex specialty pharmacy and infusion services, is now offering SEVENFACT, a newly released drug by HEMA Biologics for the treatment and control of bleeding disorders in adolescent and adult patients with Hemophilia A or B with inhibitors. Soleo Health is among the first to offer the drug, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in April and which was made available to the marketplace on Dec. 10. “Soleo Health...

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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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Option Care Health 'cautiously optimistic'

November 30, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. - Option Care Health saw broad improvement in the third quarter, as referrals increased after a tough second quarter. The company delivered $781.6 million in net revenues for the third quarter of 2020 compared to $615.9 million for the same period in 2019, a 27% increase. “Our chronic portfolio continues to benefit from the transfer of patients from hospitals and other sites of care to the home or one of our infusion suites,” said CFO Mike Shapiro. “Acute referrals...

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Soleo Health expands relationship with AscellaHealth

November 4, 2020HME News Staff

FRISCO, Texas - Soleo Health has been selected by AscellaHealth as a tier-one preferred provider for the care and management of its members requiring intravenous immunoglobin therapies (IVIG), as well as subcutaneous immunoglobin therapies (SCIG). Soleo Health is one of only two preferred providers of immunoglobin therapy for AscellaHealth, a national specialty pharmacy benefit manager, serving commercial, Medicare and Medicaid markets. AscellaHealth manages care for thousands of members with immunodeficiencies...

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Home infusion stakeholders roll up sleeves on NCD

October 16, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Home infusion stakeholders will meet with Medicare officials this week to begin digging into how CMS's national coverage determination for parenteral and enteral nutrition will replace existing local coverage determinations. CMS announced earlier this month that it will retire the LCDs, which stakeholders says are some of the “most complicated” within the DMEPOS world, on Nov. 12. “There are lots of details and decision trees to qualify a patient—situations A...

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