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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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Winners’ circle: Brightree, NHIA 

May 7, 2021HME News Staff

Brightree’s Brightree Patient Collections (BPC) solution has been selected as the winner of the “Best New Technology Solution for Healthcare Payment” award in the fifth annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards program conducted by MedTech Breakthrough, an independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global health and medical technology market. This year’s program attracted more than 3,850 nominations from more...

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NHIF, NHIA honor two 

April 21, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Foundation has named Cindy Sumrall the recipient of the 2021 Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award. The award recognizes women leaders who have distinguished themselves within their organizations and among their industry peers while promoting the mission of NHIF. Sumrall is chief clinical officer at Paragon Healthcare and has 25 years of infusion leadership and clinical experience. In her role, she is responsible for oversight of home...

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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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