Monthly-Drip November 2020

Dear Colleagues,

October 2020 will go down in NICA history. 

We are now a trade association! 

Since 2010, you’ve known us as the nation’s leading voice for access to provider-administered medications. As you might have heard through our social media, e-newsletters, and press releases, last month, NICA became a trade association and will continue to champion community-based infusion providers that constitute a safe, more efficient, and more cost-effective alternative to hospital care settings. 

The trade association’s efforts will revolve around provider issues, focusing on preserving delivery channel sustainability and expansion, buy-and-bill protection, maintaining a net positive reimbursement model, and improving treatment adherence, among other initiatives. 

Introducing… The Infusion Access Foundation (IAF)

NICA’s public charity has rebranded to Infusion Access Foundation (IAF), an inclusive community dedicated to patient empowerment, education, and advocacy. IAF will work tirelessly to ensure that patients have access to provider-administered therapies for any and all complex illnesses by creating an inclusive platform through which patients can share their stories, educate and empower themselves and others, connect with other patients, and amplify the collective patient voice to collaboratively drive change. Together, for treatment.

Both organizations will collaborate to tackle access challenges through targeted approaches that best fit their stakeholder needs.

Welcome, new NICA board members! 

We are excited to welcome the following individuals to the NICA board: Chris Jones, Chief Sales Officer at Paragon Healthcare, David Goodall, Chief Executive Officer at Palmetto Infusion Services, and Christine Mann, Chief Operating Officer at DENT Neurologic Institute. We are so honored to have these individuals join us and provide their industry expertise and enthusiasm to propel NICA and the infusion industry forward. 

NICA has engaged government relations firm Hart Health Strategies 

NICA’s first action as a trade association was to engage Hart Health Strategies, a Washington D.C.-based government relations firm, to strengthen the voice of non-hospital, community-based infusion providers in high-level national policy discussions. The NICA team has met with almost a dozen federal legislator offices in the past few weeks and we are eager to continue working with the HHS team to build a stronger voice for the industry and champion infusion providers’ policy priorities on Capitol Hill.

As always, we appreciate your support, and we hope you and your patients are remaining safe during this uncertain period. 

 

Thank you for your time, 

Brian Nyquist

President and CEO, National Infusion Center Association