The Infusion Blog

Blog articles are primarily written by voices of the infusion industry. The opinions of guest authors do not necessarily represent or reflect the opinions or positions of NICA. 

Vascular Access In the Independent Infusion Facility
Is growing your own vascular access program or outsourcing one the right choice for your infusion center? As an infusion clinician, we’ve all experienced those difficult-to-stick patients. Those patients who require every arrow in the quiver, every trick of the trade, every last bead of sweat, and every expended tear of frustration that wells in the eyes. Decreased patient satisfaction, increased supply costs, and loss of valuable time all add to the frustrations of both
The Importance of Infusion Standards of Care & Practice
As change and uncertainty continue to shape the healthcare industry, infusion centers and their leaders must continuously seek opportunities to champion the high-quality care they provide to their patients. As government, payor, and provider stakeholders seek to identify and promote high quality and cost-effective care settings, it is imperative for the infusion center community to invest the time and commitment towards developing industry best practices and standards. Fortunately, the importance of developing standards of practice
Healthcare Professional Recording Data in Patient Chart
Kaitey Morgan, RN, BSN, CRNI, NICA’s Chief Clinical Officer, wrote an insightful post for The WeInfuse IV Insights Blog regarding the importance of thorough clinical documentation and best practices. As the saying goes: if it wasn’t documented, it wasn’t done. This mantra is instilled in nurses throughout our education and training, and for good reason. Clear, accurate, timely documentation in the medical record, whether electronic or—gasp!—paper, is an essential component of patient care in all settings,  as
The following post has been provided by NICA Industry Partner, Cardinal Health.  Written by: Sonia T. Oskouei, PharmD, BCMAS, DPLA Vice President of Biosimilars, Cardinal Health   Biologics are the fastest growing class of drugs in the United States; they bring innovative, life-changing treatments to patients with cancer and chronic diseases. Due to exclusive patents, they are also very expensive and out of reach for many. When patent exclusivity end for originator biologics, that opens
Written by Jacqui Rose, CEO of Pinnacle Revenue & Bryan Johnson, CEO of WeInfuse with support from Paige Bigley, Client Success, Product & Integrations at WeInfuse. Disclaimer: This blog article is merely a resource and shall not be considered professional billing advice. Use the advice outlined herein at your own risk. Originally published on July 21, 2021, on the WeInfuse IV Insights Infusion Center Blog. The original article can be found by clicking here. The
Written by Dan McCarty, Chief Executive Officer at Infusion for Health Forgive me while I state some obvious realities about the market we’ve chosen to work in: Surviving as an independent medical provider in today’s environment is difficult. The fact of the matter is that regulations continue to change and the costs to effectively address these changes – while maintaining  high quality care for patients – continue to rise. Meanwhile, there is significant downward pressure
How Hard is it for Infusion Centers to Handle their Own Billing? I get this question a lot, and the answer is really complex. There are so many intricacies in the world of infusion billing, and the thought process might not always seem logical. We face several steps to get a claim coded, submitted, and paid in full. This blog post is intended to offer a glimpse of what challenges infusion providers face in managing

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