Industry Collaboratives: Structured Networking to Get You Connected!

 

Tuesday, May 23

3:15 – 4:45 PM

 

Wednesday, May 24

4:45 – 6:00 PM

 

You asked. We delivered! All new in 2017, Industry Collaborative Sessions. More time to connect with colleagues and industry experts to discuss shared interests and come together on solutions to common challenges. Two collaborative sessions will have something for everyone—suppliers, providers, payers, and more! Choose from the following networking programs:

 

Tuesday, May 23

3:15 – 4:45 PM

 

Citus Health Focus Group

Software company Citus Health has a fresh approach to supporting and communicating with patients at home. The company is developing new tools for responding to patients' on-call needs, managing in-home inventory, and getting documentation signed. Citus Health wants to hear from clinicians on the front lines and business leaders about how technology can improve patient support and business automation. Get a tour of their new app aimed at simplifying processes related to remote patient management. Share your insights regarding:

 

  •  Barriers and benefits of automating more of your business processes
  •  Quantifying the benefit of better patient support, faster physician signatures, reduced call center and on-call expenses, and less in-home supply waste
  •  Current business pressures and how you anticipate those changing over the next 12-18 months
  • The impact of automation on business growth
  • The first 10 participants will earn a $10 gift card from NHIA at the completion of the session. Don't miss this opportunity to see what the future of automated business holds with Citus Health.

 

 

Tuesday, May 23

3:15-4:45 PM

 

Industry Collaboratives: Medicare Contractor Updates

Hear the latest Medicare updates from the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC) (Tuesday only); get current information on competitive bidding (Tuesday only); and speak with experts about expediting Medicare Part B appeals (Wednesday only).

 

3:15 – 4:00pm

Industry Collaboratives: Competitive Bidding Update by CBIC

 

4:00 – 4:45pm

National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC) Update

 

 

Tuesday, May 23

3:15-4:45 PM

 

NHIA Idea Exchange Poster Session

Open the door to innovative approaches and improvement opportunities for many of the challenging scenarios in our field today. Get inspired at the NHIA Idea Exchange, our 8th Annual Poster Session Program. Speak with the poster authors about their research and results. Don’t forget to vote for “Best Poster,” which will be announced during the General Session on Wednesday, May 24.

 

Networking Sessions: Hospital-Affiliated Providers

Explore strategies for maximizing hospital-based resources such as 340B drug pricing and integration with hospital electronic medical records. Learn about new therapies and services health systems are moving into the home infusion space, and discover how to emphasize your role in alleviating traditional hospital pain points by reducing re-admissions and length of stay.

 

Networking Sessions: Independent Community Pharmacies

How do you compete with the nationals? Discover how to position your pharmacy with payers and referral sources alike. Plus, strategies for effective operations from accreditation and regulatory compliance to managing technology and employee satisfaction.

 

Networking Sessions: Specialty Pharmacy

Delve into specialty pharmacy by exploring the key opportunities and common operational challenges related to this niche market. Learn the ins and outs of navigating limited payer and purchasing networks and meeting payer requirements for network participation.

 

Wednesday, May 24

4:45-6:00 PM

 

Networking Sessions: Ambulatory Infusion Centers/Suites

Investigate the benefits of operating an ambulatory infusion center. These sites of care have their own regulatory, operational, and reimbursement requirements. Discover the intricacies of this business model as well as the advantages.

 

Networking Sessions: Programs to Reduce Unplanned Hospitalization

Home infusion can play a role in reducing unplanned hospitalizations. Learn how to parlay your effectiveness with programs that move patients home from the hospital, ER, or physician’s quickly and effectively. Also consider the value of home line placement and other strategies.

 

Networking Sessions: Sterile Compounding

So many regulations and so little time! Get the latest updates on compliance with USP standards for hazardous drug compounding and potential revisions to Chapter <797>. Review the most recent industry guidance from the FDA and what it means for your sterile compounding and pharmacy operations.

 

Wednesday, May 24

4:45-6:00 PM

 

INFUSION Magazine Focus Group

INFUSION magazine strives to keep you current to help you succeed in today's home and specialty infusion industry. We're planning for the future and asking our readers how we can better meet their needs. INFUSION wants to hear from our diverse audience on the front lines about the content you need to do your job effectively—whether that's treating patients, managing the business end, or collecting reimbursement that keeps the entire operation going.

 

Join the INFUSION Focus Group. Share your insights regarding:

• When and how you read INFUSION

• Current information and content and what you would like to see in future issues

• Look and feel of the magazine, e.g., design and readability

 

As a Big Hearty Thank You...participants will have the chance to earn a $10 gift card from NHIA at the completion of the session.

 

Wednesday, May 24

4:45-6:00 PM

 

Legislation and Regulation:  A Government Affairs Update

Get the most-up-to-date legislative and regulatory information on issues with the potential to impact the infusion industry and your company, including an update on Medicare Part B home infusion services and drug reimbursement, Medicare Part D drug services reimbursement, competitive bidding, and compounding pharmacy oversight.

 

Wednesday, May 24

4:45-6:00 PM

 

Medicare Contractor Updates

Hear the latest Medicare updates from the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC) (Tuesday only); get current information on competitive bidding (Tuesday only); and speak with experts about expediting Medicare Part B appeals (Wednesday only).

 

4:45 – 5.20 pm

Formal Telephone Discussion Demonstration Update – QIC/C2C

 

5:20 – 6:00 pm

Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Updates by Performant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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