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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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NHIA honors Masood’s advocacy 

February 9, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has announced that Sohail Masood, PharmD, is the recipient of the 2022 Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, which is the highest honor that NHIA bestows on a member of the home and alternate site infusion profession, is given to an individual who has dedicated significant time, energy and resources to advocating on behalf of patients and the industry. “I am humbled and honored that NHIA selected me for the most prestigious...

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Value-based care is the future

February 1, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

A pharmacist by training, Jonathan Ogurchak has spent the last decade following the concept of value-based care, which all too often, focuses only on inpatient or immediate outpatient settings.  “There are not the levels of standardized data there where you can see the ability (we have) to provide care for patients,” said Ogurchak, CEO & co-founder of STACK, a pharmacy information management platform. “We’re slowly starting to peel back the layers of the onion where...

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Infusion stakeholders seek regulation of 'hangover clinics'

January 19, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association and several allied organizations have asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and state regulatory agencies to investigate unregulated, direct access infusion businesses that provide individuals with intravenous solutions absent the recommendation of a licensed prescriber.   These businesses, they say, treat hangovers, exercise recovery and elevation sickness, which can usually be resolved with oral medications or through...

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