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Home infusion stakeholders: Fix the gap

January 27, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Home infusion stakeholders want a fast fix for a payment gap that will limit patient access to therapy.The National Home Infusion Association spearheaded a Jan. 26 letter, with more than 170 signatures, urging lawmakers to take “quick action” to address the payment gap.“We can't waste any time,” said Ken van Pool, vice president of legislative affairs for the NHIA. “Without a fix in the near-term, it just spirals out of control over time.”As of Jan....

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Outcomes prove value

January 22, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SAN ANTONIO - Although it may seem like a no-brainer that patients who receive infusion therapy at home fare better—and at less cost—than other patients, providers need hard data to make their case to payers, says Paul Mastrapa.“It's difficult to quantify what really are the cost savings,” said Mastrapa, CEO of Option Care, which recently published a study on outcomes. “The industry really hasn't done a good job of that.”According to the study, patients receiving...

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Reporter's notebook: Healthcare reform drives growth

June 19, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Mention the Affordable Care Act to a roomful of HME providers and you're likely to hear groans about higher costs for their businesses. Home infusion provider Paul Mastrapa, however, sees it as a growth driver.“I put the ACA on the vein of increasing access for the previously uninsured,” said Mastrapa, CEO of Option Care, during a recent press call. “As access has increased, payers are more aggressively than ever looking at what is the right site of care for patients who require...

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Option Care has 'new energy, vision'

May 22, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

DEERFIELD, Ill. - Four months after a private equity firm acquired a majority stake in Walgreens Infusion Services, the provider has rebranded as Option Care.“The name Option Care is already well-known and highly regarded among patients and healthcare providers,” said CEO Paul Mastrapa during a conference call May 19. “The new Option Care will build on our legacy of industry leadership to establish a brand with national capacity and a new energy and vision for the future.”Walgreens...

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