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NHIF LAUNCHES VIRTUAL WELLNESS CHALLENGE FUNDRAISER​

Join the National Home Infusion Foundation and NHIA Staff as we will Infuse Wellness across our community during the month of October.
 
Whether you are an amateur athlete or more of a board games, good conversation and glass of wine kind of person—there are many ways for you to participate, earning activity points and supporting the great work of the Foundation.
 

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TEAM LEADERBOARDS: Link up with your colleagues and form a company team to compete against the NHIA Staff! Leadership can purchase multiple registrations for their team.
 
ACTIVITY POINTS: Earn points by participating in a variety of wellness activities including self-care and support of others.
 
FUNDRAISING LEADERBOARDS: Which teams and individuals will provide the most support for Foundation initiatives?
 
ACTIVITY SYNC: For those of you with smart devices, you can sync your step counts or activity data from Fitbit, Apple Health, Android Health, Garmin, Strava and more!
 
A GREAT CAUSE: 100% of the proceeds generated by the virtual wellness challenge go directly to supporting NHIF’s research initiatives and support of excellence in the infusion industry. Read more about the Foundation’s amazing work.
 
Prizes
The top 5 unique individuals in step count and activity points at the end of the challenge will win an active pullover, fleece or polo from NHIA’s Lands’ End Store

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NHIF is undertaking a new initiative to collect standardized data throughout its projects to allow for the evaluation of equitable access to infusion treatments in alternate sites. NHIF has adopted the Office of Management and Budget and Health and Human Services standard categories for race and ethnicity and urges all providers to include voluntary questions in their admissions process to capture this data.

With the nationwide focus on equitable access to health care, it will soon be imperative for us to track the metrics necessary to report on industry performance in this area. Therefore, the Foundation is announcing a new initiative to collect standardized data to evaluate equitable access to infusion treatments in alternate sites.

NHIF will adopt the standard categories for race and ethnicity and urges all providers to include voluntary questions in their admissions process to capture this data. These definitions were developed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and introduced in 1997.

Race categories

  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Other


Ethnicity categories

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Not Hispanic or Latino.


NHIF recognizes that individual providers use a variety of software systems and processes to collect data but also maintains that standardized definitions are a critical element in allowing providers to engage in industry-wide benchmarking and research activities. By adopting the nationally recognized “Race” and “Ethnicity” definitions, providers and the industry will be better prepared to make comparisons between the home infusion and other health care services and industries.

Please help us identify the extent to which our industry reaches a diverse population and as many patients as possible by collecting this information.

Access the NHIF Standard Definitions for Race and Ethnicity
Access all the NHIF Standard Definitions

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Patient, Stakeholder Groups Urge Congress to Address Medicare’s Failed Home Infusion Benefit

A diverse group of 30 patient and stakeholder groups are calling on Congress to address Medicare beneficiary access to home infusion services. In a letter to lawmakers, which brings together stakeholders from across the care continuum, the groups urge congressional leaders to advance the Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act (S. 2652/H.R. 5067) and increase access to home infusion therapy for Medicare beneficiaries.

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