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Kramer to receive 2024 Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award

February 21, 2024HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Foundation has named Nancy Kramer as the recipient of the 2024 Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award.  Kramer, vice president, clinical services at Optum Infusion Pharmacy, has more than 30 years’ experience in home infusion nursing, clinical leadership, staff education and development, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and patient-centered care.  “Nancy is a true servant leader with a deep sense of empathy and way of...

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In brief: Senators push oxygen template, DME MACs publish supplies guidance

February 9, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., urge CMS to adopt a standardized template instead of a medical record review to ensure access to supplemental oxygen for patients.   In a letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the senators state:  “We ask that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) remove barriers for patient access to supplemental oxygen by establishing clear requirements for determining the medical necessity...

3D printing, Home medical supplies, Home Oxygen, National Home Infusion Association (NHIA), Orthotics, Template, VGM & Associates


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NHIA releases standard for electronic mechanical pump 

February 5, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The National Home Infusion Association has developed a consensus practice standard to help clinicians assess situations and determine when an electronic mechanical pump is recommended to administer an infusion medication in the home settings. The purpose of the standard, which was developed by the NHIA’s Quality and Standards and Clinical Practice committees, is to ensure patient safety and minimize adverse events, avoid unplanned hospitalization and emergency room visits,...

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NHIA ramps up networking, highlights women in leadership

January 19, 2024Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

AUSTIN, Texas – Networking will remain front and center at the National Home Infusion Association’s 2024 Annual Conference, says COO Jennifer Charron.  This year’s event will once again feature its popular roundtable sessions, but they have been moved to the beginning of the conference to allow attendees to meet each other early on, she says.  “(Attendees) felt the roundtables really helped develop long-term relationships outside of the conference,” she...

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In brief: Philips settlement, Compass Health network, NHIA fellows 

December 27, 2023HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – Philips Respironics has paid almost $2.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by giving kickbacks to sleep laboratories, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California has announced.  The settlement resolves allegations that, from 2016 through 2021, Philips Respironics provided sleep labs with free masks used to treat and diagnose sleep-related respiratory disorders to induce physicians at the labs to write referrals...

Compass Health Brands, Kickbacks, National Home Infusion Association (NHIA), Philips, Quality Biomedical


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NHIA names fellows 

December 26, 2023HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Home Infusion Association has announced the 2024 Fellow Program cohort: Thomas Brown, Maria Giannakos, Daniel Kyes, Katie Laskin and Christina Ritchey. The NHIA awards Fellow status to members who have successfully demonstrated a commitment to the field for at least seven years, have a record of sustained involvement and leadership within the association, and have been actively involved in educating practitioners and others. “Congratulations to this year’s...

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Registration opens for NHIA 2024

November 8, 2023HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Registration is now open for the National Home Infusion Association’s 2024 annual Conference to be held March 23-27, 2024, at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. NHIA 2024 will feature four days of educational content on topics selected for their relevance by industry-leading experts and draw from more than 120 industry submissions on the most current practices and challenges. “Each year, NHIA looks for ways to evolve the conference by bringing...

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In brief: ‘Critical juncture,’ Medline partnership, digital health committee

October 13, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and VGM are partnering on a new virtual advocacy event to bolster awareness and support for Medicare legislation as Congress enters the final legislative weeks of the year.    The DMEPOS Relief Act of 2023 (H.R. 5555 and S. 1294), would provide a 90/10 blended Medicare reimbursement rate for most home medical equipment products in competitive bidding areas for all of 2024 and extend the current 75/25 blended rate currently in effect in rural/non-CBA...

AAHomecare, American Orthotic & Prosthetic Assoc (AOPA), Medline, National Home Infusion Association (NHIA), VGM


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NHIA seeks comments on pumps

October 11, 2023HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has released a draft practice standard that describes situations that may require the use of electronic mechanical pumps to minimize adverse reactions and promote adherence to infusion therapies administered in the home. NHIA practice standards represent a consensus of professional judgment, expert opinion and documented evidence, and are meant to provide guidance and direction to NHIA members and other audiences who affect the...

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Home infusion highlighted during hearing

September 26, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Medicare needs to improve access to home infusion services, said lawmakers during a Sept. 19 House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing.  During the hearing, “Examining Policies to Improve Seniors’ Access to Innovative Drugs, Medical Devices, and Technology,” home infusion was discussed at least three distinct times, according to the National Home Infusion Association.  Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., brought up two bills—the Expanding...

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