The NHIA Standards for Ethical Practice
NHIA Launches Industry-Wide Standards For Ethical Practice
In 1991, a group of leaders representing the alternate site infusion came together to form the National Home Infusion Association, a collaborative effort to allow the industry and its members to work collaboratively toward the improvement of care to patients, and the growth and success of the industry.
Since the founding of NHIA in 1991, the association has been dedicated to representing and advancing the interests of organizations that provide infusion and specialized pharmacy products and services to the entire spectrum of home-based patients. NHIA members have maintained a steadfast commitment to providing patients with safe, high-quality care and distinguished themselves by operating with the highest standards of ethical behavior.
Yet, America’s health care system is at a crossroads. Providers must face the challenges of a changing health care landscape. At a time when sensational headlines on fraud and abuse abound, the alternate site infusion industry must differentiate itself by reaffirming its commitment to providing patients with the highest level of safe and quality care. Greater complexity in regulatory requirements and the administration’s zero tolerance for unethical behavior are all solid reasons to set the definitive bar for ethical business standards among NHIA members.
The newly created NHIA Standards for Ethical Practice serves as the industry’s proclamation of the virtue of its principles and actions and reaffirms its commitment to operating with integrity and the highest regard for the quality of patient care.
NHIA members’ collective endorsement of the NHIA Standards for Ethical Practice is a healthy collaboration that benefits each and every association member. By attesting to accept the general tenets of the NHIA Standards for Ethical Practice, NHIA members are reinforcing their leadership in committing to use the standards as a framework for ethical business decision making within the context of their daily operations and typical interactions with various constituents.View the NHIA Standards for Ethical Practice