NHIA’s 2021 Conference


Keeping you connected – Join us for exciting home & specialty infusion education and networking, April 19-22.

 

NHIF INFUSION INDUSTRY TRENDS REPORT

Learn more about this industry defining report and how the industry has evolved over the last decade.

COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTER

Get the latest COVID-19 updates impacting the home and specialty infusion industry. ​

Latest News

ACCESS DUKE REPORT ON COVID-19 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TREATMENT

NHIA was proud to take part in a recently released report by the Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy that offers policy recommendations for expanding access to COVID-19 treatments by utilizing home infusion. Access the report now.

Tell Congress: Support the Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act

Support the home and specialty infusion industry – help NHIA in our work with congressional champions to permanently fix the Medicare Part B home infusion therapy services benefit. NHIA has drafted legislation (H.R. 6218S. 3457) with the help of our champions to permanently fix the home infusion therapy services benefit. Tell Congress to support the Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act.

November 2, 2020
NHIA to Host 2021 Annual Conference Virtually, April 19-22, 2021
In order to keep attendees and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, NHIA has converted the 2021 Annual Conference – the premier conference for the home and specialty infusion industry – to a fully virtual event.

October 30, 2020
CMS Proposal Would Revise the DMEPOS External Infusion Pump Benefit
The National Home Infusion Association has been engaging with members and stakeholders regarding the impacts to home infusion from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule: “Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Policy Issues and Level II of the Healthcare Common Procedures Coding System (HCPCS), CMS-1738-P.”

October 9, 2020
NHIA Commends CMS for Retiring Obsolete Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition LCDs
On October 8, 2020, a joint publication was released by the Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MACs) stating that the existing LCDs for PN and EN are being retired effective November 12, 2020, “due to the evolution of parenteral nutrition clinical paradigms.” 

September 23, 2020
NHIA awards Congressman Engel for leadership on home infusion policy
The National Home Infusion Association
(NHIA) has awarded Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) of New York’s 16th congressional district, with the 2020 Congressional Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership on home infusion coverage for Medicare patients.

August 19, 2020
National Home Infusion Foundation Publishes Annual Rates of Patient Satisfaction with Home Infusion
The National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF) has released results of an annual patient satisfaction study with home and specialty infusion in the study: 2019 Assessment of Home Infusion Patient Satisfaction.

August 18, 2020
National Home Infusion Association Submits Comments to CMS on “CY 2021 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update”
The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) has submitted comments to the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; CY 2021 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements; and Home Infusion Therapy Services Requirements”. 

July 28, 2020
NHIA Issues Action Alert, Urging Congress to Address Medicare Home Infusion Coverage Gaps During the COVID-19 Pandemic
NHIA has been in communication with key members of the House and Senate about closing the coverage gaps for seniors as part of the next round of COVID relief.  NHIA has drafted a sample letter to communicate the need for action to your Representatives and Senators.  Access the letter now.

July 15, 2020
National Home Infusion Association Launches Home & Specialty Infusion Fellow Program
The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) has launched a Fellow Program (FNHIA) for experienced home and specialty infusion professionals. The program, sponsored by the National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF), aims to advance the home and specialty infusion industry profession through practice, excellence, and leadership.

June 30, 2020
Summary of Home Infusion Therapy Service Requirements in CMS CY 2021 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Proposed Rule
On June 25, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule: “ Medicare and Medicaid Programs; CY 2021 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements; and Home Infusion Therapy Services Requirements”.

July 7, 2020
NHIA Submits Comments to HHS on Long-Term Monitoring of Health Care System Resilience 
On July 7, responding to an RFI published by OASH, NHIA submitted comments on long-term monitoring of health care system resilience. NHIA agrees with OASH on the importance of maintaining health system resilience, particularly during and following the COVID-19 public health emergency.

June 26, 2020
CY2021 Proposed Home Health Rule Does Not Expand Access to Home Infusion Services
On June 25, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed home health rule for calendar year (CY) 2021, outlining how the permanent home infusion therapy services benefit will be implemented, starting in January 2021.

June 23, 2020
NHIA Releases Draft Comments on NIOSH Proposed Documents
The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) has drafted comments NIOSH’s three proposed documents: NIOSH Procedures for Developing the NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings; NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings 2020; and Managing Hazardous Drug Exposures: Information for Healthcare Settings. NHIA is soliciting feedback from members before submitting finalized comments.

May 21, 2020
National Home Infusion Foundation announces recipient of 2020 Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award 
The National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF) is proud to announce that the winner of the 2020 Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award is Rachel Dellevar, PharmD.
Read the release.

May 11, 2020
NHIA Submits Comments to CMS on Interim Final Rule
The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) submitted comments to CMS on the interim final rule with comment period: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
Read the comments.

May 8, 2020
PTCB offering online proctored exam for PTCB credential exams
Beginning May 4, 2020, PTCB is offering online proctored exam delivery of all PTCB credential exams, including the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam® (PTCE®), the Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician® (CSPT®) Exam, Technician Product Verification Certificate (TPV) Exam, and Medication History Certificate Exam. 

May 8, 2020
National Home Infusion Association announces new members on board of directors
The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) is proud to announce that Kathleen Patrick, John C. Rademacher, and Michael Zeglinski have joined the association’s Board of Directors. 
Read the release.

April 29, 2020
National Home Infusion Foundation presents 2020 Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award
The National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF) is proud to announce that Stacey Jensen, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM, is the recipient of its 2020 Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award. 
Read the release

April 29, 2020
National Home Infusion Association presents 2020 Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award
The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) is proud to announce that Lisa Sackuvich, RN, BSN, CRNI®, is the recipient of its 2020 Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award.
Read the release

April 24, 2020
National Home Infusion Foundation releases industry-defining Infusion Industry Trends report
Home and specialty infusion is a $19 billion industry serving more than 3.2 million patients annually, according to the National Home Infusion Foundation’s (NHIF) Infusion Industry Trends report.
Read the release

April 20, 2020 
Major Health Systems Ask CMS to Waive Home Infusion Restrictions; 160+ Stakeholders Endorse Legislative Remedy
Read the release
Read the waiver request

April 4, 2020 
CMS Interim Final Rule Falls Short for Home Infusion
The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) has been engaging with members and stakeholders regarding the impacts to home infusion from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) interim final rule published in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Read more

March 30, 2020 
NHIA Issues COVID-19 Related Recommendations to Commercial Insurers Read recommendations
In light of the rapidly evolving national public health emergency regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) is offering recommendations for protecting the public, increasing the capacity of the health care delivery system, and improving access to home infusion therapies.
Read more 

March 18, 2020 
Enrollment is Open for the new 2020 Benchmarking Pilot: Status at Discharge and 30-Day Hospital Readmission
The National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF) benchmarking program is excited to announce two new metrics for 2020. The purpose of the program is to collect industry-wide, standardized data to establish a national reference point for performance and clinical metrics to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care.
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March 18, 2020 
NHIA, key stakeholders urge Congress to prioritize home-based care in coronavirus legislation
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Read House Letter
Read Senate Letter
Read HHS Letter

April 5, 2020
NHIA cancels 2020 Annual Conference following public health concerns
The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Annual Conference at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, scheduled for April 5-9, 2020.
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March 12, 2020 
Congress introduces legislation for Medicare Part B home infusion fix
A bipartisan coalition in Congress has introduced the Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act, legislation designed to ensure Medicare patients have access to Part B home infusion medications.
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February 20, 2020
NHIA Welcomes Brightree To Future Of Infusion Advisory Council
The FIAC is a strategic advisory group to NHIA comprised of manufacturing and service companies who are deeply invested in the home and specialty infusion industry.
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February 14, 2020
NHIA And 250+ Stakeholders Urge CMS To Overhaul Home Infusion Rules 
The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) and more than 250 leading patient advocacy organizations, pharmacy groups, physician specialty societies, home infusion providers, and other stakeholders are urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to revisit their flawed interpretation of Medicare’s home infusion therapy services benefit.
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February 10, 2020
NHIA Partners With NASP To Offer Certified Specialty Pharmacist Exam Preparatory Course At 2020 Annual Conference
The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) and the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) have partnered to once again offer the Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP) Exam Preparatory Course as a pre-conference workshop on-site at the NHIA Annual Conference being held at the Gaylord Rockies in Denver, Colorado – April 5-9.
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February 10, 2020
NHIA Partners With NASP To Offer Certified Specialty Pharmacist Exam Preparatory Course At 2020 Annual Conference Read The Release
The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) and the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) have partnered to once again offer the Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP) Exam Preparatory Course as a pre-conference workshop on-site at the NHIA Annual Conference being held at the Gaylord Rockies in Denver, Colorado – April 5-9.
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January 21, 2020
NHIA Submits Comments On CMS Solicitation On Scope Of Practice
The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) appreciates the opportunity to submit feedback in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) solicitation regarding health professional scope of practice.
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We Need Your Support

NHIA is dedicating extra resources to pursue legislation to allow home infusion providers to serve Medicare beneficiaries during the public health emergency related to COVID-19.