August 27, 2021
NHIA has submitted comments to CMS on the CY 2022 Home Health Rule which outlines proposed coverage and policy changes for home infusion and other post-acute services.
NHIA expressed disappointment that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) did not take the opportunity to revisit Part B home infusion services coverage policies despite the low participation in the benefit from home infusion providers. NHIA proposed to CMS how it can modify payment for services to increase participation and ensure Medicare beneficiaries maintain access to home infusion therapies requiring the use of an infusion pump.
Additionally, NHIA expressed concern over the lack of comprehensive standards for ensuring the quality and safety of home infusion and urged CMS to require standards for compounding and other components of the service found in the commercial sector.