By Blair Childs, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Premier
Home infusion is a vital patient-centric service that has proven to lower healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes. Premier has long advocated for comprehensive home infusion reform to provide high quality patient care in the most clinically appropriate and cost-effective care settings. However, CMS continues to misconstrue how home infusion services are provided by restricting payment to when a skilled professional is in the patient’s home. CMS’ policy runs counter to Congressional intent clearly articulated in the 21st Century Cures Act and Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and is contrary to the Administration’s goals of decreasing health care spending.
We will continue to work with CMS and Congress to address this misguided policy to ensure continued access to home infusion services for vulnerable patients.
About Premier, Inc.
Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,000 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 175,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.