NASP is thrilled to welcome subject matter experts from the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) to provide our Annual Meeting attendees with a unique opportunity to learn more about the regulatory, legal, operational and clinical complexities of the home infusion industry. With so many shared challenges and opportunities between specialty pharmacy and home infusion we are excited to offer this valuable program as an expansion of our educational offerings.
This one-day workshop includes a robust agenda and features renowned healthcare experts, who will discuss pressing issues faced by home infusion care providers. Attendees will gain insight into commercial reimbursement, challenges with Medicare and Medicaid, referral flow, staffing roles, compliance, patient oversight and government affairs. Additionally, presenters will discuss business development methods and strategies. The event also includes a networking reception.
|Home Infusion Pre-Conference Workshop|
|Monday, September 24|
|7:00 AM - 8:00 AM||
|8:00 AM - 8:10 AM||
Welcome and Introductions
|8:10 AM - 10:10 AM||
Pharmacy Operations, Sterile Compounding Regulatory Climate, Accreditation, and Data
OverviewThis session will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of how a home infusion operates to provide high quality patient care and services. Walk through the patient care process from on-boarding to discharge, and learn about the various drug delivery systems and the decision-making processes for designing customized patient therapies to achieve positive clinical outcomes. Central to home infusion practice is understanding how to design, operate, and maintain a successful sterile compounding facility. Attendees will learn from experts about the various regulations that govern the aseptic practices of 503A licensed facilities, as well as strategies for maintaining compliance and achieving accreditation. Finally, the home infusion industry is embarking on collecting and benchmarking industry-wide, standardized data to improve quality, drive innovation and advance the industry.
FacultyConnie Sullivan, BSPharm
|10:10 AM - 10:30 AM||
|10:30 AM - 12:30 PM||
General Operations - Referral Flow, Staffing Roles, Compliance, Patient Oversight, Infusion Devices/Standards, Management of Home Environment
OverviewCoordination and management of complex patient populations is a key competency of home infusion organizations. During this portion of the program, a complete picture of the operational competencies will be explained to ensure successful patient outcomes. Areas to be covered include the complex role of infusion nurses, care coordination, patient education, management of the home environment, as well the expanding role of home as the preferred site of care.
FacultyJennifer Charron, RN, MSN, CNE
|12:30 PM - 1:30 PM||
|1:30 PM - 2:30 PM||
Reimbursement - Reimbursement Commercial, Medicare, Medicaid, and Challenges
OverviewHome infusion reimbursement is unique and varied by payer. During this session NHIA experts will take a deep dive into public and private payment structures for home infusion, including commercial plans, Medicaid, and Medicare.
|2:30 PM - 3:30 PM||
Government Affairs - Overview of Current Events Related to Legislation
OverviewDuring the program the focus will shift to NHIA's efforts to improve the Medicare program's fractured coverage of home infusion including drug reimbursement, services reimbursement, and supplies reimbursement. The conversation will finish with a discussion of other regulatory and legislative considerations for home infusion with a focus on compounding pharmacy regulation.
FacultyKendall Van Pool
|3:30 PM - 3:50 PM||
|3:50 PM - 4:50 PM||
Business Development - Methods and Strategies
OverviewBusiness development in the home infusion industry can be complex and challenging with many key influencers and decision makers. Home Infusion provider choice is driven by quality patient care, strong customer service, trust and relationships. In this program you will learn how to navigate the world of home infusion sales, identify the key stake holders and the resources you will need to be successful.
|4:50 PM - 5:00 PM||
Closing Remarks and Adjournment
|5:30 PM - 7:50 PM||