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In brief: Spiro Health grows, FDA warns, AAH comments


SANDWICH, Mass. - Spiro Health has acquired Absolute Respiratory Care in Johnston, R.I., further cementing its presence in New England and the Northeast.

Home infusion stakeholders roll up sleeves on NCD


WASHINGTON – Home infusion stakeholders will meet with Medicare officials this week to begin digging into how CMS’s national coverage determination for parenteral and enteral nutrition will replace existing local coverage determinations.

Study backs up safety, effectiveness of home infusion, NHIA says


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Patients are overwhelmingly satisfied with their home infusion experience, according to the results of the National Home Infusion Foundation’s annual study.

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.