Annual Meeting and Educational Conference
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC
 
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  • 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
    Breakfast
    8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
    Welcome and Introductions
    8:10 AM - 10:10 AM
    Pharmacy Operations, Sterile Compounding Regulatory Climate, Accreditation, and Data
    Educational Objectives
    • Describe patient care process from onboarding to discharge
    • Understand sterile compounding regulations for 503A facilities
    Overview
    This 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.
    Faculty
    Connie Sullivan, BSPharm
    10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
    Break
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    General Operations - Referral Flow, Staffing Roles, Compliance, Patient Oversight, Infusion Devices/Standards, Management of Home Environment
    Educational Objectives
    • Understand the various staffing roles for a home infusion pharmacy
    • Describe management of patient in the home environment
    Overview
    Coordination 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.
    Faculty
    Jennifer Charron, RN, MSN, CNE
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Lunch
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Reimbursement - Reimbursement Commercial, Medicare, Medicaid, and Challenges
    Educational Objectives
    • Understand the various methods of payment for home infusion
    Overview
    Home 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.
    Faculty
    Bill Noyes
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Government Affairs - Overview of Current Events Related to Legislation
    Educational Objectives
    • Describe the regulatory and legislative environment affecting home infusion
    Overview
    During 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.
    Faculty
    Kendall Van Pool
    3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
    Break
    3:50 PM - 4:50 PM
    Business Development - Methods and Strategies
    Educational Objectives
    • List key influencers and decision makers in home infusion market
    Overview
    Business 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.
    Faculty
    Ashlan Oberholtzer
    4:50 PM - 5:00 PM
    Closing Remarks and Adjournment
    5:30 PM - 7:50 PM
    Networking Reception
    For registration assistance, please email info@naspmeeting.com, or call +1 (888) 949-2964 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm US EDT.
    Early Bird Registration ends Friday, June 1, 2018 at 6:00pm EDT