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NHIA Industry-Wide Data Initiative

 

 

Important Notice: The currently published Definitions for Patient Outcome Data Elements are undergoing final revision to incorporate feedback submitted during the open comment period by industry stakeholders. The final definitions will be released for implementation in January 2016.

Phase I: 2010 NHIA Provider Survey

The first phase of the NHIA Industry-Wide Data Initiative was formally launched on January 27th, 2010, with the Phase I Provider Survey. The survey compiled national statistics from across the full spectrum of alternate-site infusion organizations including single site, multi-site and national health care providers of infusion therapy.  A first of its kind, the final report provided an in-depth analysis of multiple data points such as the number of patients by age and therapy categories; revenue by therapy and payer type and full-time equivalent staffing for key positions; and providers' pump utilization.

The "The NHIA Industry-Wide Data Initiative Phase I: 2010 NHIA Provider Survey Comprehensive Aggregate Analysis Report" was published to enable alternate-site health care providers to benchmark themselves against a "typical home infusion provider location," and to further refine their comparisons based on provider type: single-site, multi-site or national.

Example findings:

  1. In 2008, 730 NHIA member provider locations administered approximately 1.24 million therapies to an estimated 829,000 unique patients, with an average of 1.5 therapies per patient.
  2. NHIA member provider locations earned a combined total revenue of between $4.5 and $6.5 billion and employed between 15,000 and 20,000 full time equivalent staffing positions in 2008.

Click here to view the press release for the Phase I: 2010 NHIA Provider Survey Comprehensive Aggregate Analysis Report. Click here to view a PDF of the table of contents of the final report summarizing the data collected. This report, titled "The NHIA Industry-Wide Data Initiative Phase I: 2010 NHIA Provider Survey Comprehensive Aggregate Analysis Report" is available for purchase in the NHIA Store.