National Association of Specialty Pharmacy 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 1-day workshop includes a robust agenda and features renowned health care 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.
Connie Sullivan, BS Pharm, is the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA)'s vice president of research and innovation. She has over 20 years of home infusion management and clinical practice experience and is responsible for providing NHIA members with support and education on home infusion pharmacy issues such as sterile compounding regulations and clinical pharmacy best practices. Sullivan leads NHIA's initiatives to create national quality standards through the implementation of benchmarking programs to describe and quantify the value of home infusion services. In addition to her work for NHIA, she oversees the research, leadership development, and education activities sponsored by the National Home Infusion Foundation. Sullivan is the current vice chair of the United States Pharmacopeial Sterile Compounding Expert Committee and is a member of the Parenteral Nutrition Expert Panel. Prior to joining NHIA, she served for 15 years as the national director of home infusion for HCR Manorcare, based in Toledo, Ohio. Sullivan graduated from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in 1994.