About Bryan Johnson

Bryan has spent the last 15 years in the Infusion Center industry. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of WeInfuse and also serves as the Board President of the National Infusion Center Association (NICA).

Entries by Bryan Johnson

NDC Billing for Infusion and Injectable Medications

NDC Billing for Infusion and Injectable Medications

If you have been following our WeInfuse IV Insights Blog for a while, then you are already familiar with our previous articles about billing for infusion and injectable products in the physician’s in-office infusion suite and in stand-alone Infusion Centers. If you have not already, be sure to review our previous blog entries before moving on. Start with Billing for Infusion Time – “The Confusion of Infusion Billing”  then HCPCS Billing for Medications – “Billing Infusion Medications” as pre-requisites to this guide.

For this article, I will use the term “infusion billing” to generically describe billing for any injectable product – infusion (IV), […] Read more

WeInfuse Infusion Center Podcast Series is Live!

WeInfuse Infusion Center Podcast Series is Live!

Listen to our recently launched WeInfuse Infusion Center Podcast series to hear interviews from infusion suite and Infusion Center industry experts. Learn how some of the leading infusion practices and companies are innovating and thriving in today’s’ complex healthcare environment. Hear sound advice, tips, and tricks from experienced industry executives and practice managers who are working to provide patient access to this critical medication delivery model.

The WeInfuse Podcast also features interviews with key representatives who are providing solutions to the infusion market including distributors, product vendors, manufacturers and other technology offerings.

You can listen to the WeInfuse Podcast FREE on our Podbean channel, […] Read more

The Cost of Patient Noncompliance

The Cost of Patient Noncompliance

For the practice-based infusion suites and stand-alone Infusion Centers, keeping patients compliant with their treatment schedules results in better clinical outcomes and improves the financial health of their business models. While treatment compliance is important with traditional oral medications or therapeutic injectables, it is paramount with specialty injectables and IVIG therapies.

Specialty medications, including biologics and IVIG, carry a substantially higher cost than traditional therapeutic injectables. These medications mostly treat patients with Chronic Autoimmune Diseases who require frequent, interval-based treatments. The combination of high cost and chronic repeated interval scheduling raises the stakes for practices who manage these medications in the […] Read more

Billing Infusion Medications

Billing Infusion Medications

Next to quantum theory, I would put infusion and infusion billing in a close second place for complexity. I recently published an article around billing for infusion procedures in an attempt to simplify some of the confusion. If you missed my first installment The Confusion of Infusion Billing, it’s worth going back and taking a quick glance to understand where I am coming from.

If you have mastered infusion administration billing, then you are ready to move on to billing for the infusion and injection medications themselves. While not a walk in the park, I find that billing for the medication […] Read more

The Confusion of Infusion Billing

The Confusion of Infusion Billing

I have been in and around medical billing for over 15 years in various practices and ambulatory healthcare services, and I would never tell anyone that medical billing is a simple or logical process. However, with some practical study and a little experience, anyone can eventually learn the nuances of full-revenue cycle medical billing for most medical services.

Having said that, infusion billing continues to frustrate me even after many years of study and experience. I have personally overseen $100+ million of infusion and specialty injection claims, and still I have to be very careful to slow down when explaining the […] Read more

Better Infusion Orders Lead to Better Patient Care

Better Infusion Orders Lead to Better Patient Care

As a common guy and macho father of 2 young boys, I tend to have an “instructions optional” attitude about putting together new kid toys and the boxed furniture my beautiful bride brings home from IKEA. One of the few times I actually did read the instructions, I ended up with extra parts in my hand and had to watch in horror as my hastily assembled TV stand came crashing down with the new 50″ HD set on top. Fortunately for our clients and their patients, I have quite the opposite approach when it comes to infusion orders and our […] Read more

Starting an Infusion Center in Your Practice

Starting an Infusion Center in Your Practice

Based on overwhelming feedback on our original Blog Post – Considerations for Opening an In-Office Infusion Center, we decided to reboot the original article and re-post it here with some minor edits. We are continuing to help new and existing Infusion Centers open and improve across the country. If you have ever considered opening or expanding your own in-office Infusion Center or Infusion Suite, take a moment to read below. 

If you are a physician-based practice and have been thinking about opening an in-office Infusion Center (aka Infusion Suite) for your patients, we wrote this post especially for you. Creating an […] Read more

Holiday Infusion Medication Shipping Delays

Holiday Infusion Medication Shipping Delays

Its the most wonderful time of the year!   …unless you are in charge of ordering infusion medication and medical supplies for your patients. 🙂

This is a courtesy reminder to all of our blog readers that normal expectations for medication and medical supply deliveries should be moderated to include delays caused by increased holiday shipping. For those offices who like to run their “just-in-time” inventory at one-day to same-day availability, we would advise them to consider increasing their days on hand of inventory an extra day or two in consideration of these expected delays.

Black Friday, Amazon, the start of winter weather […] Read more

We Need Non-Oncology Infusion Centers & Infusion Suites

We Need Non-Oncology Infusion Centers & Infusion Suites

You may find it surprising that there is a $100+ billion dollar healthcare delivery model that you have never heard of. That’s right, “Billion” with a “B”. Unless you or someone you know has a rare chronic disease, you likely have never heard of this amazing (and expensive) group of specialty biologic medications delivered primarily by intravenous infusion or injection through non-oncology Infusion Centers and Infusion Suites.

Even if you have never heard the term: “autoimmune disease” (AD for short), you likely are familiar with Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s Disease, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Psoriasis. It’s less likely you have heard of […] Read more

99% is Not Good Enough for In-Office Infusions & Injections

99% is Not Good Enough for In-Office Infusions & Injections

Are you confident that your infusion biller is 99% accurate in capturing the high-dollar medications documented by your infusion nurse? Are your infusion nurses 99% accurate in their treatment documentation? Is your inventory management 99% accurate?

The problem is, 99% could be costing you up to 30-40% of your infusion profit every month. If you think that sounds dramatic, give me a few more minutes and I will prove it to you. I’ll also give you the tools to review this in your own practice.

Most offices would be proud of 99% accuracy, as they should be. In-office infusion management […] Read more