The cost of infusions at hospitals is exorbitant. In fact, each patient that transitions from a hospital to an office-based infusion center saves their insurance carrier and employer up to $100,000 per year, per patient. These savings can be passed to patients in the gradual lowering of premiums as they help save money. Home based infusions, while certainly convenient, creates an unsustainable scenario of a 1:1 nurse to patient ratio when our healthcare system is currently suffering a nursing shortage. Additionally, safety, control, and sterility of the environment in a home setting potentially puts patients at an unnecessary risk. Office-based infusion centers are the corner piece of the puzzle bringing together cost-savings and safety for patients. Additionally, office-based infusion utilize the advantages of appropriate nursing utilization (up to a 1:4 nurse to patient ratio), ultimate flexibility of insurance coverage, patient safety, and a controlled yet cost-contained environment.
We share the same goals as you. With a distinguished interdisciplinary team of MD's, healthcare professionals, industry experts, technologists and years of hands on experience with office-based infusions to guide the growth of the ICS network,we aim to:
Increase the total number of office-based infusions.
Increase access and improve value.
Help infusion centers improve the efficiency and economic outlook so they can stay independent.
Collaborate with site-of-care initiatives.
Align incentives between referrers, patients, infusion centers, industry, and payers.
Partner with pharmacies, manufacturers, and payers for improved data and better outcomes.