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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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Antibody pilot mobilizes home infusion providers 

January 8, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Upstate HomeCare is among the providers that recently began participating in a pilot program to get monoclonal antibody therapy to patients in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, where COVID-19 is spreading quickly.  The pilot, part of Operation Warp Speed, is a partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Home Infusion Association. Option Care Health is...

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In brief: 2021 fee schedule, health care spending, Medtrade West 

December 18, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON ­– Non-competitive bidding areas will see a slight decrease in Medicare reimbursement, based on the 2021 fee schedule CMS released last week.  Rural areas will see a decrease of about 0.2% and non-rural areas will see a decrease of about 0.5%, according to an analysis of the top 25 HCPCS codes by AAHomecare.  CMS will continue to apply the CARES Act relief rates in rural and non-rural areas, resulting in rates in non-rural...

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In brief: Spiro Health grows, FDA warns, AAH comments

November 6, 2020HME News Staff

SANDWICH, Mass. - Spiro Health has acquired Absolute Respiratory Care in Johnston, R.I., further cementing its presence in New England and the Northeast.  Absolute Respiratory Care offers a full range of home medical equipment and supplies with a focus on sleep services. Through wireless monitoring, the provider has created a touchless telehealth model for sleep therapy.  “Absolute Respiratory Care is excited to join with the team at Spiro Health,” said Jayne Matoian,...

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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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Study backs up safety, effectiveness of home infusion, NHIA says

August 20, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Patients are overwhelmingly satisfied with their home infusion experience, according to the results of the National Home Infusion Foundation's annual study. When asked if they were satisfied with the overall quality of services on a five-point scale, respondents reported a mean score of 4.7 out of 5. “These study results reinforce that patients are able to receive infusion treatments safely and effectively in their homes and that the home setting remains a preferred site of...

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Home infusion stakeholders explore options

July 10, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - CMS continues to dig in its heels on the new home infusion benefit, leaving stakeholders considering a legislative fix.In a proposed home health rule for 2021 released on June 25, the agency continues to limit reimbursement to only those days when a nurse is in the home.“At this point, there's some questions as to what they believe exists within their regulatory authority,” said Shea McCarthy, director of legislative affairs for the National Home Infusion Association. “A...

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CMS sticks to home infusion plan

July 9, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - CMS's proposed home health rule for 2021 does not include any fixes to how it plans to implement its home infusion benefit. In the rule, released on June 25, the agency continues to limit reimbursement to only those days when a nurse is in the home. The National Home Infusion Association continues to assert that the policy introduces unnecessary risk for patients and health care providers when services are provided in the home to patients that rely on lifesaving infused medications....

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NHIA welcomes new board members

May 12, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Home Infusion Association has announced new members to its board of directors: Kathleen Patrick, president of UPMC Community Pharmacies and Chartwell Pennsylvania; John Rademacher, president and CEO of Option Care Health; and Michael Zeglinkski, senior vice president of OptumRx of Avella and Optum Specialty Pharmacies. Leaving NHIA's board are Cliff Berman of Option Care Health, Janice Wilhelm of Advanced Home Care and Ted Kramm of Optum Infusion.

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NHIF, NHIA present awards

May 1, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Home Infusion Foundation has announced that Stacey Jensen, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM, is the recipient of its 2020 Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award. The award recognizes and honors trail-blazing and emerging women leaders who have demonstrated exemplary service to patients and their peers, while promoting the mission of NHIF. Jensen is COO of Optum Infusion Pharmacy and served on the inaugural board of the NHIFThe National Home Infusion Association has announced that...

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