NHIA Summer 2023 Site Visit Initiative

This summer, NHIA is partnering with you — our provider members — to educate Members of Congress on the value of home infusion through a series of coordinated site visits in your communities. Every year many Members of Congress spend time meeting with local constituents visiting various businesses in their home districts.  Support NHIA’s legislative efforts by hosting a site visit so lawmakers can better understand what you do.

Sign up to Participate

Once you sign up, we will send you the information and tools to help you schedule a site visit with your Members of Congress. 

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Photos from your site visit will be featured in INFUSION Magazine

Site Visit Process

By following the checklist below, you can help support NHIA’s efforts and ultimately support passage of the Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act, which will be vital to ensuring sustainable reimbursement for home infusion services under Medicare.

STEP 1: Request a Meeting

  • Using the template emails provided to you after signing up:
    • Send your meeting request to the district scheduler for your Members of Congress.
    • If you do not receive a response within the course of a week, send a brief follow-up email to the staff member.
  • If you do not receive a response to your follow-up email, please notify NHIA’s Director of Legislative Affairs, Shea McCarthy (shea.mccarthy@nhia.org) for additional assistance.

STEP 2: Prepare for Your Meeting

  • Before your meeting we will provide a Site Visit Guide for you to review.

  • For questions or to request a one-on-one prep session, contact Shea McCarthy (shea.mccarthy@nhia.org).

STEP 3: Hold Your Site Visit

  • Spend 30 minutes walking around your site with the Member of Congress and share with them the value of home infusion services for patients in the community.

  • Request that they cosponsor the Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act.

STEP 4: Follow Up

  • The same day of the meeting, send a follow-up thank you email to Member’s staff to express appreciation for their time and reiterate any commitments made during the meeting.

  • Send a second follow-up email one to two weeks after the meeting to check if the staff member has followed up internally and whether the Member plans to cosponsor the bill.