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 •  February 9

WASHINGTON – Home infusion and O&P providers are the big winners with the passage of a government spending bill early this morning. The bill, which passed the House 240 to 186 and the Senate 71 to 28, contained several DME-related provisions, in particular, one that would create a temporary transition payment for home infusion to address a payment...

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 •  February 9

WASHINGTON – Passage of a temporary payment for infusion services validates the role those services play in caring for patients and reducing costs, stakeholders say. The payment was part of a government spending bill passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate in the early hours of Feb. 9. “We’re excited—not only did this fix the gap, but...

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 •  January 25

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has released the 2018 version of the NHIA National Coding Standard for Home Infusion Claims under HIPAA. The document presents HCPCS per diem "S" codes as a comprehensive coding system for home infusion therapy claims, and provides procedures for their use, information about what's included...

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 •  January 5

WASHINGTON – The National Home Infusion Association is rallying its members with a virtual lobbying day on Jan. 9, as it seeks to pass a bill that would create a temporary payment for home infusion services. “We need to double down on our efforts and make sure lawmakers hear us loud and clear,” said Ken van Pool, vice president of legislative...

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 •  October 20, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Home infusion providers will soon have a host of clinical resources at their fingertips, thanks to the National Home Infusion Association’s plans to move those resources to a web-based application. “Over the years, NHIA has developed different clinical tools and quick guides, where someone went to our website and printed them...

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 •  September 22, 2017

MCKINNEY, Texas – Soleo Health has carved a niche for itself as a provider of both specialty pharmacy and home infusion services to fill a void in the market created by consolidation, says CEO Drew Walk. The home infusion space, in particular, has seen several large deals, including the sale of Coram to CVS in 2013. “We felt some things were...

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 •  September 14, 2017

Soleo Health has launched a new specialty parenteral nutrition therapy program. NutriSole offers solutions to patients, providers, health systems and payers that show positive patient outcomes and quantifiable clinical and economic value, the provider says. The program captures pertinent outcome data, including catheter infection rate,...

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 •  August 4, 2017

WASHINGTON – Home infusion stakeholders are "redoubling" their efforts to fix a payment gap now that a Senate bill has been introduced. Introduced Aug. 3 by Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., the Medicare Home Infusion Therapy Access Act of 2017 (S. 1738) would create a temporary payment for home infusion services to address a...

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 •  July 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – A bill that reforms several Medicare benefits, including home infusion and O&P, sailed through the House of Representatives this week. H.R. 3178, the “Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017,” includes a provision that would create a temporary payment for home infusion therapy to close a gap created by another bill, the 21st Century...