If your doctor or healthcare provider has prescribed infusion therapy for you or your loved one, you may be referred to receive treatment at home or an alternate treatment site from Option Care Health. Whether you’re new to infusion therapy or just a new patient of ours, we understand that you might have questions about how infusion therapy works and what our staff can do for you.

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What is Option Care Health doing to keep patients and employees safe during the coronavirus outbreak?

As the nation’s largest infusion provider, we are uniquely positioned to treat patients in the safe environment of their own homes and our alternate infusion suites (AIS). We’ve set up a web page that’s regularly updated with the current news regarding COVID-19. Be sure to check back for updates as we continue monitoring this dynamic situation.

什么是输液治疗?

Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It is usually prescribed when a patient’s condition cannot be treated with oral medication.

Is home infusion therapy safe?

Home and alternate site infusion therapy is a proven, safe and effective alternative to hospital inpatient care.[*]Bhole, M. V., Burton, J., & Chapel, H. M. (2008). Self-infusion programmes for immunoglobulin replacement at home: Feasibility, safety and efficacy. Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America,28(4), 821-832. [*]Souayah, N., Hasan, A., Khan, H., et al. (2011). The safety profile of home infusion of intravenous immunoglobulin in patients with neuroimmunologic disorders.Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease, 12(suppl 4), S1-10. For most people, receiving treatment at home or in an alternate treatment setting, like an infusion suite, is preferable to hospital inpatient care. It can provide comfort and convenience for patients and offers less interruption to their daily activities. It can also be a cost-effective alternative to expensive hospital stays.[*]Home infusion therapy: Differences between Medicare and private insurers’ coverage. (2010, June). United States Government Accountability Office Report to Congressional Requesters. Accessed July 23, 2012: http://www.gao.gov/assets/310/305261.pdf. [*]Einodshofer, M. (2012). A plan for medical specialty medications – increase member access, affordability and outcomes while decreasing plan costs. Presented at: 2012 Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute Annual Drug Benefit Conference; 2012 Feb. 22-24; Scottsdale, Ariz.

在家中可以采用哪些类型的静脉注射治疗?

Option Care Health specializes in providing a wide range of home infusion therapies, including but not limited to:

AI – Anti-infective infusion therapy (antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral therapy)

NS – Nutrition support infusion therapy (enteral and parenteral nutrition)

IG – Immunoglobulin infusion therapy (immunodeficiency and autoimmune therapy)

HF – Heart failure infusion therapy (inotropic therapy)

BD – Bleeding disorders infusion therapy (factor replacement therapy)

哪些健康状况可以进行输液治疗?

我们与医师和医疗保健提供者密切合作,在临床上管理各式急性和慢性病患者,包括但不限于:

  • 传染性疾病
  • 营养/胃肠疾病
  • 癌症和血液病
  • 原发性免疫缺陷
  • 血友病
  • 自身免疫性疾病
  • 晚期心力衰竭
  • 移植术的术前和术后支持
我是家庭或备选治疗站点输液疗法的人选吗?

The decision to receive infusion therapy in the home or at an alternate site is made between you and your doctor or healthcare provider. Several factors are considered before a patient can receive infusion therapy in the home, including the patient’s and/or caregiver’s desire and willingness to comply with therapy and the presence of a safe and appropriate home environment.

如何接受家庭或备选治疗站点输液疗法?谁来进行输液?

Once a patient is discharged from the hospital and ready to receive therapy outside of the hospital setting, we will schedule an infusion appointment at the patient’s convenience. The infusion medication is then mixed in a local, accredited Option Care Health branch pharmacy that meets all industry safety and sterility standards. The medication is delivered to the patient and is administered by an experienced nurse specifically trained in infusion therapy.

我能否在旅行时接受输液疗法?

Option Care Health regularly cares for patients who travel, work, coach baseball, play basketball, and do just about anything you can think of while on infusion therapy. We have state-of-the-art infusion devices that are lightweight and portable and require only a backpack, purse, or even a pocket for transport. Our nationwide network of nurses and pharmacies have the capability to support all of your infusion therapy needs while you travel for work or pleasure within the United States.

我的保险将会承担输液疗法的费用吗?

Home and alternate site infusion care is covered by most insurance companies. Option Care Health is contracted with more than 800 health plans and will work with your insurance company to obtain patient benefit verification and authorization before starting treatment.

家庭输液治疗提供者有哪些证书和认证项目?需要认证吗?

There are no specific regulations requiring an infusion provider to become accredited. However, in many instances, insurance companies require providers to be accredited to serve their patients. Accreditation ensures that the specialty infusion provider meets or exceeds all industry standards. All Option Care locations are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).