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Healthcare Op-ed: Infusion Site of Care Optimization

Healthcare Op-ed: Infusion Site of Care Optimization

During a time of change and uncertainty that is often synonymous with the healthcare industry, strategies that cut costs without compromising quality of care are highly sought after by all third-party payers. 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. Insurance companies and Medicare have been moving forward with SOC optimization policies that are driving patients out of the hospital setting. Unfortunately, they are at the same time, creating policies that discourage physicians and infusion centers from expanding their infusion services. […] Read more

Magellan Rx Management Medical Pharmacy Trend Report 2018 Takeaways

Magellan Rx Management Medical Pharmacy Trend Report 2018 Takeaways

At WeInfuse, we think the annual Magellan Trend Reports are our industry’s manna from heaven. This year’s 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. Whether you operate a stand-alone Infusion Center or provide infusions as a part of your practice, the entire report is a MUST read. […] Read more