A Win-Win Weekend at McKesson’s Onmark Rheumatology Summit

In support of NICA’s mission to serve in-office infusion practices, McKesson announced a $3,200 donation to NICA, $100 in honor of each of the 32 practices in attendance at McKesson’s Onmark Rheumatology Summit.


Thursday, June 14 marked the beginning of McKesson’s Onmark Rheumatology Summit at the historic Omni La Mansión del Rio in San Antonio, Texas. The conference brought together great minds from rheumatology practices across the country to address common issues faced by today’s community healthcare provider.

McKesson, a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, created the Rheumatology Summit to highlight the innovative approaches that community rheumatologists are taking to drive business results and improve patient outcomes.

Though the conference took place in one of the state’s most historic hotels, the theme of modernization and innovation was apparent throughout the three-day summit. Attendees included rheumatologists, practice managers, infusion nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are passionate about providing exemplary patient care in their communities.

Workshops were facilitated by industry leaders who encouraged the understanding of issues that can arise in revenue cycle management, prior authorization and step therapy, and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The Public Policy session was led by leaders in healthcare public policy including Brian Nyquist, MPH, executive director of the National Infusion Center Association (NICA), who discussed the importance of healthcare providers’ involvement in grassroots advocacy.

Learn more about MACRA/MIPS and Step Therapy


NICA’s education and policy coordinator, Kaska Watson, MPH, showing the NICA Infusion Center Locator to a summit attendee.

The summit’s interactive Innovation Tournament encouraged teams to identify innovative tools, technologies or processes that could remove roadblocks to delivering quality care and increase the productivity and sustainability of community rheumatology practices. In recognition of the many great ideas generated, and in support of community rheumatology, McKesson announced a $3,200 donation to NICA, $100 in honor of each of the 32 practices in attendance at the Rheumatology Summit.

“We are very appreciative of McKesson’s generosity and recognition of NICA’s relevance in the lives of patients and infusion providers,” says Brian Nyquist. “We believe that this donation can have an immediate impact on our mission to increase patient access to in-office infusion through advocacy, education and resource development.”

Thanks to the generosity of industry leaders such as McKesson, NICA continues to be the nation’s nonprofit advocate for in-office infusion. Their gift is helping us support the needs of community rheumatologists and other infusion providers and the patients who need them most.

See how you can support NICA here.


Thank you for your interest in NICA. We are eager to connect with you and to discuss the exciting work of increasing patient access to infusible and injectable therapies.

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