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Healthcare Reform and the Potential Impact on the Alternate-Site Infusion Community

November 18, 2010 Talk Infusion Membership Forum Program Description:

National healthcare reform is here – are you prepared for its implementation? How will the recent election results affect the future of reform and implementation? What immediate actions will alternate-site infusion providers need to take as we position for participation or defend against potential threats to our model of quality care?

Healthcare reform is complex and not fully defined. However, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is driving new healthcare delivery models. Join NHIA’s panel of experts on November 18th for an informative, interactive discussion into these questions and the latest news in healthcare implementation and reform developments and the potential implications for the alternate-site infusion community.

  • Learn about important provisions within PPACA that have the potential to impact your business and the care of your patients including the establishment of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMI). Get information about CMI, its mandate, scope and the impact it will have in new initiatives and legislation governing the delivery of healthcare.
  • Hear about a series of initiatives underway by PPACA designed to study the feasibility, cost-effectiveness and quality outcomes of new integrated healthcare delivery models including Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs). Find out how each of these integrated care approaches work. Get an idea of the current thinking on implementation issues such as the development of performance standards and quality measures, possible payment models, and reporting requirements, among others.
  • Receive an update on ongoing grassroots efforts to educate Congress on the importance of achieving Medicare coverage of home infusion therapy. Hear about a strategy that could lead to the establishment of a home infusion demonstration project designed to validate the benefits.

Faculty: Russ Bodoff, President, NHIA; Mary Ann Cope, RPh, NHIA Vice Chair and CEO, HomeChoice Partners; Lynn Giglione, RN, BSN, NHIA Chairman and General Manager, Chartwell Pennsylvania; John Magnuson, VP Legislative Affairs, NHIA; Alan K. Parver, Esq., NHIA Policy Advisor and Legal Counsel and Shareholder, Polsinelli Shughart.

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