Home Infusion

Full support for infusion – at home.

The Challenge

The infusion market is growing at an annual rate of 15%1; in many cases, these medications are difficult to manage because of complex shipping requirements or specialized administration needs.  Patients must make trips to infusion centers or inpatient facilities to get the treatment they need: approximately 75%2 of infusions take place outside of the home.

Getting Care at Home is the New Normal for Some, But We’ve Been Doing It for 25 Years
  • Demand for Home Durable Medical Equipment

    The home infusion therapy market is expected to grow 64% in the next three years and reach $27B by 20203

  • Home Infusion IV

    34-42% of new specialty drugs in the pipeline are infused4

What is Home Infusion Therapy?

In simple terms, infusion therapy refers to the process in which patients receive medications via needles or catheters in a vein. Receiving this care at home rather than a healthcare facility or other care setting is a more cost-effective option, and is referred to as “home infusion therapy.”

The CareCentrix Approach

CareCentrix provides nursing, drugs, and the administration of supplies and functions to support infusion therapy in the home or Ambulatory Infusion Suite (AIS).

To make this process efficient and effective, CareCentrix:

  • Identifies and recommends to its health plan clients targeted drugs that may be appropriate to transition from higher cost settings to home
  • Optimizes provider networks based on specific drug therapies
  • Collects and monitors provider data to determine how patients are responding to targeted therapy
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Benefits

  • Decreased costs

    Decreased costs

    • Care is directed to the home when possible, rather than higher cost settings
  • Home Infusion IV

    Risk reduction

    • A full-support approach to safely manage home infusions
  • Member network

    Network management

    • Access to more than 1,000 home infusion providers
  • Care Coordination Home Health

    Coordination of infusion services

    • Specialty programs for patients on complex or specialty medications, such as those that treat immune deficiencies or hemophilia

Featured Resources

  • CareCentrix

    Top 5 Strategies for Managing Post-Acute Care

    CareCentrix has developed an integrated approach to post-acute care management that is patient-focused, home-centric when appropriate, and fills the gaps between fragmented services. The approach identifies the best path for the patient’s care, engages the highest-performing providers, intervenes for patients most at-risk for readmissions, and more.

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Sources:

  1. National Association of Independent Retail Druggists (NAIRD) in Association with National Home Infusion Association (NHIA)
  2. Shelley, Suzanne. “Home-Infusion Providers Struggle With Unfriendly Reimbursement Policies.” October 2009
  3. Persistence Market Research (PMR), “Home Infusion Therapy Market Will Reach USD 26.7 billion in 2020.” May 2015
  4. http://www.ahdbonline.com/issues/2010/january-february-2010-vol-3-no-1/97-feature-97