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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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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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NHIA announces virtual event for 2021

November 6, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Home Infusion Association will hold its 2021 Annual Conference virtually, April 19-22. “During the public health emergency (PHE), home and specialty infusion services are more critical than ever,” said Jennifer Charron, COO. “Nothing replaces in-person interaction, but we are confident the NHIA team can provide the same high-quality education and opportunities for engagement that attendees expect from the annual conference.” Registration for...

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NHIA urges caution on policy changes

November 5, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Home Infusion Association says it's encouraged by CMS's acknowledgement that broader access to home infusion services is necessary, but it urges the agency to use caution with any proposed changes to coverage policies. In a recently published proposed rule, CMS proposes expanding the classification of external infusion pumps. “While CMS appears to recognize the need to expand access to home infusion, including for patients suffering from rare diseases, this approach...

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DME MACs to retire LCDs for nutrition

October 13, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The DME MACs will retire their local coverage determinations for parenteral nutrition and enteral nutrition effective Nov. 12, according to the National Home Infusion Association. The NHIA commends the move, saying the LCDs for parenteral nutrition and enteral nutrition “cause delays in access to care for Medicare beneficiaries with gastrointestinal disabilities and are administratively burdensome for hospitals, physicians and home infusion pharmacies,” the association...

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NHIA launches fellowship program

July 16, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Home Infusion Association has launched a Fellow Program (FNHIA) for experienced home and specialty infusion professionals to advance the home and specialty infusion industry profession through practice, excellence and leadership. As part of the program, fellows will have the opportunity to work with selected industry professionals to foster and promote mentoring of future industry leaders. “We are excited to announce our fellow program,” said NHIA's President...

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Coronavirus raises stakes for home infusion therapy

April 24, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Home infusion stakeholders have asked CMS to issue an 1135 blanket waiver to allow coverage for all home infusion therapies during the current public health emergency.Without such coverage, hospitals can't discharge patients to free up hospital beds for COVID-19 patients, and patients go without needed treatment, says Connie Sullivan, president and CEO of the National Home Infusion Association.“This is not any different than what we have proposed (in the past), but with the PHE,...

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Home infusion bills boost push for clarification

March 20, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Stakeholders who say CMS did not implement a home infusion benefit the way Congress intended are buoyed by the recent introduction of bicameral legislation to preserve access to the therapy.Introduced March 12, H.R. 6218 and S. 3457 would provide technical clarifications removing the requirement that a home infusion professional must be physically present in the home on the day services are provided to be paid.“I do think it sends the message that Congress disagrees with CMS,”...

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Conference reflects busy industry

February 25, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

DENVER - The National Home Infusion Association is undergoing a transformation—and that's good timing for its annual conference, says COO Jennifer Charron.NHIA is in the midst of rebranding: it recently launched a new logo and a new look for its Infusion Magazine, while leadership is working to amplify the association's educational and advocacy efforts. “There's a lot going on in our industry right now and it shows,” she said. “We've added several new educational sessions...

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