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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