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Home infusion stakeholders explore options


WASHINGTON – CMS continues to dig in its heels on the new home infusion benefit, leaving stakeholders considering a legislative fix.

CMS sticks to home infusion plan


WASHINGTON – CMS’s proposed home health rule for 2021 does not include any fixes to how it plans to implement its home infusion benefit.

NHIF, NHIA present awards


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Foundation has announced that Stacey Jensen, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM, is the recipient of its 2020 Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award.

NHIA asks for bundled payment


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association says CMS’s interim final rule doesn’t go far enough to preserve access to home infusion therapy.

In brief: Act fast on SMART Act, Medi-Cal drops drastic cut


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are pushing providers to act fast on a bill delaying the inclusion of non-invasive ventilators in competitive bidding for five years.

NHIA: Patient survey heightens advocacy efforts

‘There is no more important voice than that of the patient’

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The results of a recent patient satisfaction survey bolster efforts to make home infusion therapy more accessible, says Connie Sullivan, president of the National Home Infusion Association.

NHIA: CMS still doesn’t get it


WASHINGTON – CMS’s recent proposed rule on payments for home infusion services “rearranges dollars,” but fails to fix fundamental structural issues with the benefit, says the National Home Infusion Association.

NHIA denounces new proposed rule


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A proposed rule published last week fails to address a “deeply flawed policy” that reimburses home infusion services only on days when a nurse is present in the patient’s home, says the National Home Infusion Association.

In brief: Letters urge CMS to drop vents from bid program, NSM boosts home access biz


WASHINGTON – Reps. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., are leading a pair of congressional sign-on letters asking CMS and HHS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding.