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IV Insights Blog

Welcome to IV Insights Infusion Center Blog – a collection of posts, features, and infusion center news from our founders, team, and guest writers from the industry. These posts serve to provide both insights and discussions around how we can all learn to infuse better.

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Infusion Suites are Adapting in Response to COVID-19

By |July 31st, 2020|Categories: Infusion Facilities, WeInfuse News|

Published in INFUSION Magazine | July 31, 2020 | Written by Reece Norris, Sydney McPherson As COVID-19 has forced all medical operations to implement emergency preparedness procedures, optimal scheduling in the infusion center is [...]

Healthcare Op-ed: Infusion Site of Care Optimization

By |April 30th, 2019|Categories: Industry News, Infusion Advocacy, Infusion Facilities, Infusion Innovation|Tags: , |

Site of Care (SOC) Optimization is one of the top proven strategies for reducing the cost of specialty biologic medications. A SOC optimization strategy encourages patients to move from higher-cost settings, like big hospitals and institutions, to lower-cost settings, such as physician’s in-office infusion suites or stand-alone Infusion Centers.

Magellan Rx Management Medical Pharmacy Trend Report 2018 Takeaways

By |April 11th, 2019|Categories: Industry News|Tags: |

At WeInfuse, we think the annual Magellan Trend Reports are our industry’s manna from heaven. This year’s 2018 report is no different, and it’s full of gold nuggets that prove the provider-based (e.g. physician, NP, and/or PA) Infusion Center is the optimal site of service providing patients quality, convenient and cost-effective care.

NDC Billing for Infusion and Injectable Medications

By |August 8th, 2018|Categories: Infusion Billing|Tags: , |

The NDC billing process is now required by many large commercial payers and state Medicaid plans. More commercial payers will be mandating NDC billing moving forward in order to more accurately identify and reimburse providers for the exact product used for a patient’s treatment. Having the specific NDC of the medication allows payers to avoid some of the guesswork involved for reimbursing using the HCPCS and billing Unit process that we all know and love.

WeInfuse Infusion Center Podcast Series is Live!

By |July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Industry News, Inventory Strategies, WeInfuse News|

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' [...]

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

By |September 6th, 2017|Categories: Infusion Billing|Tags: |

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% [...]

When Common Infusion Procedures Become Risky

By |June 16th, 2017|Categories: Infusion Nursing|Tags: , |

Flushing and locking vascular access devices (VADs) are 2 common procedures performed on patients receiving treatment in infusion centers. Flushing is the act of moving fluids, medications, blood, and blood components out of the VAD [...]

Infusion Center Trends & Takeaways from the 2016 Magellan Rx Report

By |May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Infusion Billing|Tags: , , , |

At WeInfuse, we think the annual Magellan Trend Reports are manna from heaven. This year’s report is no different, and it’s full of gold nuggets that prove the physician / provider-based Infusion Center is the optimal [...]

Infusion Medication Monitoring Considerations

By |April 17th, 2017|Categories: Inventory Strategies|Tags: , , , |

I have visited many practices and Infusion Centers that have gone to great lengths to protect their facilities from would be intruders - installing special locks, key fobs, and various alarm and surveillance equipment. While [...]

Buying or Upgrading your Infusion Center Refrigerator

By |December 15th, 2016|Categories: Inventory Strategies|Tags: , , |

When was the last time you did the math on the dollars worth of infusion medication inventory in your practice? If you're like most providers, you likely have 10’s to 100’s of thousands of dollars [...]

“Specialty Pharmacy Only” in your Infusion Center

By |December 6th, 2016|Categories: Inventory Strategies|Tags: , , |

In previous posts, we have discussed the merits of both Buy&Bill and Specialty Pharmacy inventory strategies for your office Infusion Center.  If you missed our previous writings, you should take a moment to read our [...]

Specialty Pharmacy is your friend…sometimes

By |November 26th, 2016|Categories: Inventory Strategies|Tags: , , |

I have a “like” (never love) and “hate” relationship with Specialty Pharmacies. Likewise, there are infusion providers that wouldn’t accept a Specialty Pharmacy shipment under any condition and others who wouldn’t Buy&Bill a medication if [...]

To Buy&Bill or not to Buy&Bill…it’s a profit question

By |November 9th, 2016|Categories: Inventory Strategies|Tags: , , |

Rapid changes in commercial medication reimbursements, the uncertainty of Medicare payment policies, and an influx of new biologic and specialty medications have many providers re-thinking their medication inventory strategies in an effort to balance or [...]

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