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.
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