The idea of receiving infusion therapy in your home may seem unfamiliar at first, and you probably have lots of questions. Below, please find some answers that may help put you at ease. If you have additional questions, please consult your doctor or contact your local Infusion, LLC team.
> What is infusion therapy?
> Is it safe to receive infusion therapy at home?
> What types of therapy can be delivered intravenously in the home?
> What medical conditions can be treated with infusion therapy?
> Am I a candidate for home infusion therapy?
> Is infusion therapy in the home more cost-effective than in the hospital?
> How do I receive my home infusion therapy? Who administers it?
> Will my insurance cover home infusion therapy?
What is infusion therapy?
Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It is usually prescribed when a patient’s condition cannot be treated with oral medication. Infusion, LLC specializes in providing infusion therapy to people in their homes. Our services include the clinical monitoring of drug therapies and care coordination.
Is it safe to receive infusion therapy at home?
The short answer is yes. Until about 30 years ago, patients needing infusion therapy had to remain in the hospital until their therapy was completed. With the advent of new technologies and pharmaceuticals that allow therapeutic services to be administered safely and effectively outside of the hospital setting, home infusion therapy has become more common.
Home infusion therapy is a proven, safe, and effective alternative to hospital inpatient care. For most people, receiving treatment at home is preferable to hospital inpatient care. It provides comfort and convenience for patients and offers little interruption to their daily activities. It is also a cost-effective alternative to expensive hospital stays.
What types of therapy can be delivered intravenously in the home?
Infusion, LLC specializes in providing the following home infusion therapies:
• TPN (Total Parental Nutrition)
• Immunoglobulin (IG) therapy
• Inotropic therapy
• Pain Management
• Hydration therapy
• Other IV needs
What medical conditions can be treated with infusion therapy?
Our specially trained pharmacists work closely with other healthcare professionals to clinically manage patients with the following complex conditions:
• Infectious diseases
• Nutritional/gastrointestinal disorders
• Cancer and hematological disorders
• Primary immune deficiencies
• Autoimmune disorders
• Decompensated heart failure
• Pre- and post-transplantation support
Am I a candidate for home infusion therapy?
The decision to receive infusion therapy in the home is made between you and your doctor. Several factors are considered before a patient can receive infusion therapy in the home, including the patient’s and/or caregiver’s desire and willingness to comply with therapy and the presence of a safe and appropriate home environment.
Is infusion therapy in the home more cost-effective than in a hospital?
Costs associated with the home delivery of infusion therapy are estimated to be up to a 60% cost savings over a traditional inpatient setting such as a hospital.
How do I receive my home infusion therapy?
Infusion, LLC develops a customized plan of care focused on your home infusion therapy needs. Our most important concern is your safety and comfort.
Once we have received your physician’s order and you are ready to receive your therapy at home, we will schedule your delivery time.
Will my insurance cover home infusion therapy?
Home infusion care is covered by most insurance companies. We will work with your insurance company to obtain patient benefit verification and authorization and will directly bill them for our services.