Is the Affordable Care Act Poised to Drive Alternate Site Growth?

Most alternate site providers and specialty pharmacies associate the ACA with higher costs, but not Paul Mastrapa, CEO of Option Care. While many health plans are designed in a way that drives patients to higher-cost settings, companies like Option Care have begun to work with regional and national plans to realign member incentives such as reduced co-pays to encourage patients to choose home infusion therapy.

Although these efforts are just beginning, the cost savings of infusion therapy provided within a hospital setting compared to those provided in home ($1500 per day vs. $150 per day respectively) are certainly compelling.

View the full HME News article Reporter’s notebook: Healthcare reform drives growth by Theresa Flaherty.

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