WHO WE ARE
In 2010, National Infusion Center Association (NICA) was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit patient advocacy organization to provide a national voice for office-based Infusion Centers across disease specialties in the interest of improving patient access to high-quality, cost-effective care. Our efforts are focused on improving patient access to non-chemotherapeutic provider-administered medications in non-hospital, office-based Infusion Centers.
Discussions about how to improve access to care for these patients began in 2009 when a small group of entrepreneurs and infusion nurses engaged in conversations about access problems with insurers, infusion drug manufacturers, and other infusion service providers. From those conversations, it was clear that no organization was tackling this problem across specialties on a national scale.
OUR VISION – to be the nation’s leading advocate for office-based Infusion Centers
OUR MISSION – to improve patient access to office-administered intravenous and injectable medications
OUR GOAL – to produce the resources and tools needed to educate, advocate and support Infusion Center providers and their patients
WHAT WE DO
We believe in bringing together all of our resources and talents in order to…
CONNECT stakeholders to the resources they need to effectively educate, communicate and care for patients
COLLABORATE with our network of health plans, government contacts, manufacturers and Infusion Center providers to develop all-win solutions to national patient access challenges
ADVOCATE for the office-based Infusion Center as the more affordable, accessible and compassionate alternative to inpatient and outpatient hospital sites of care
Patient access issues are often addressed by disease or specialty specific groups one at a time. Understanding that many of the infusion and injectable medications face common access obstacles, we believe in creating all-WIN solutions that support the office-based Infusion Center delivery model across all specialty and disease groups.
Our success in overcoming many of the national issues affecting patient access can be attributed to the talented NICA team of experienced staff, advisers, and board members who believe in our mission and vision for the Infusion Center.
If you would like more information on the work being done by the NICA and how you can get involved, please send us an email.