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What is PI CONNECT?

PI CONNECT is the IDF Patient-Powered Research Network. PI CONNECT connects the information you enter in your IDF ePHR, the online personal health record for patients with primary immunodeficiency (PI) developed by the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), with the United States Immunodeficiency Network (USIDNET) patient-consented registry, which contains clinical data on several thousand patients with PI.

What is COBRA?

COBRA, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, gives workers who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their plan under certain circumstances.

Medicare IVIG Demonstration Project, If Not Extended, Will End on September 30, 2017

In 2012, in response to IDF’s advocacy, Congress enacted the Medicare IVIG Access and Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2012 (PL 112-242) that created a special Medicare demonstration project to evaluate the impact of a permanent intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) home infusion Medicare benefit on costs of providing the benefit. The law directed Medicare to test a combined or “bundled” payment for the drugs, services and supplies. This project is a necessary step toward a permanent Medicare IVIG home infusion benefit.

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