National Shortage of Intravenous Fat Emulsion (IVFE) There is currently an intravenous fat emulsion (IVFE) shortage in the U.S. due to a temporary decrease in market supply. It is not clear when the supply will return to normal levels. The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) has assembled a group of experts to…Details
Letter: No Place Like Home In Mt. Vernon -The Perils Caused by a Lack of a Medicare Infusion Benefit
Medicare’s refusal to pay for home infusion services, like virtually every private payer does, is unacceptable. This dilemma forces many Medicare patients to receive infusion drugs in the hospital, where care is much more expensive and the risk of infection is greater. Help us spread the word that it’s time for Medicare to make a…Details
In this article in the Huffington Post, Mary Ann Cope details a scenario that we at OptionOne encounter on a daily basis: patients on Medicare want to receive their infusion at home, but Medicare is unwilling to follow the way of nearly every major payer and pay for infusion of most drugs in the home.…Details
The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has released a report on the continuing drug shortage crisis. The report concludes that the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA), Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) and the FDA’s sweeping policy changes are to blame for the current crisis. The report can be found here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For media inquiries, please contact Matt Wills, Director of Corporate Development at 405.548.4848 X103 or firstname.lastname@example.org OptionOne Infusion Pharmacy Receives Accreditation from the ACHC Oklahoma City, OK-March 1, 2012- OptionOne is proud to announce that, effective November 4, 2011, we have received accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care. ACHC…Details
OptionOne Now Open to Provide Infusion and Specialty Pharmacy Service Across the State Oklahoma City, OK – Tracey and Jeff Wills announced today that OptionOne is officially treating patients out of their state-of-the-art mixing facilities in Oklahoma City. OptionOne’s highly experienced team of clinicians provide medication and support for therapies such as antibiotics, enteral and…Details