Starting an Infusion Center: State Regulatory Landscapes
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One of the most commonly asked questions we receive is, “How do I go about starting an infusion center?” In addition to state specific regulations, there are also federal regulations to consider. These can be found in our free resource, “Starting an Infusion Center: The Federal Regulatory Landscape.” Some state specific regulations that any prospective infusion center provider must understand include:
- Who may provide infusion services and order or administer infusion
- Corporate structure and ownership
- Clinic Licensing
- Pharmacy Licensing
- Fraud and abuse
Additional considerations in starting an infusion center include:
- Is there sufficient demand in your market?
- What does the competitive landscape look like?
- What potential barriers to entry exist?
Whether you’re hoping to open a free-standing infusion center, or incorporate an infusion center into an existing clinical practice, the following content will elaborate upon aspects of different state’s regulatory landscapes that you should be aware of.
The content in the following resources is meant to be used as general guidance and should not be construed as legal advice. NICA is not responsible for damages resulting from the use of this material.
State Regulatory Landscapes
The market for infusion therapy continues to grow. Many physician practices consider adding an infusion practice to increase ancillary services revenue, offer additional health care services to their existing patient population, or to simplify care coordination. Others may be interested in establishing a free-standing infusion center that is independent of group practices or hospitals. In either case, there are important regulations that must be first considered for each state.
The National Infusion Center Association (NICA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit patient advocacy organization dedicated to protecting patients’ access to the infusion therapy they need through advocacy, education, and resource development.