All Independent Office-Based Infusion Centers, in the US, are invited to become a member of the ICS network. We ‘ve spent many hours compiling our initial collection of qualified centers, so your center may already be listed. Now, we invite you to get verified and begin filling more chairs.
We’ve starting with simple goal and built a simple web portal to support it. Using proven processes, backed and staffed by ICS, we’ll begin connecting referring physicians and patients with centers.
While helping to build up your practice, we’ll be building ICS’s multi-portal platform, due to launch in early 2019. Using the latest in health technology, the ICS platform will be the first to allow multiple stakeholders to connect. We welcome our early adapters to help us define the ecosystem of Office-based Infusion therapy.
BUILT BY A DOCTOR’S PRACTICE – FOR A DOCTOR’S PRACTICE
The ICS Platform is designed to help Independent Office-based Infusion Centers increase productivity while lowering costs. We believe the future of infusions is “Office-based, and we’re building an ecosystem of stakeholders to support and benefit from this.
Join us and we’ll help direct qualified patients towards your office-based infusion center, as we continue to work towards increasing the utilization of available office-based infusion sites, nationwide.
ICS looks to leverage processes and technologies
We share the same goals as you. With a distinguished interdisciplinary team of MD’s, Healthcare Professionals, Industry Experts, Technologists and years of hands on experience with Office based Infusions to guide the growth of the ICS network, we aim to:
- Increase the total number of office-based infusions
- Help infusion centers improve the efficiency and economic outlook so they can stay independent
- Align incentives between referrers, patients, infusion centers, industry, and payers
- Improve the quality of office-based infusion by creating an industry standard and accreditation
- Increase access and improve value
- Collaborate with site-of-care initiatives
- Partner with pharmacies, manufacturers, and payers for improved data and better outcomes
WHO is ICS?
Infusion Center Solutions (ICS) is a membership organization of independently-owned, office-based infusion centers who want to streamline the complicated process of infuseable medications, maximize utilization, obtain referrals, implement best practices, and reduce costs for the healthcare industry as a whole.
A large part of the solution to our healthcare economic and nursing shortage crisis is to simultaneously decrease cost while maximizing productivity in a safe and controlled environment. In the realm of infusions, this directly means steering patients toward office-based infusion centers and maximally increasing the utilization of available office-based infusion sites.
Currently, there are three options for infusions: hospital-based, office-based, and home-based.
The cost of infusions at hospitals are exorbitant: in fact, each patient that is transitioned from a hospital to an office-based infusion center saves their insurance carrier/employer up to $100,000 per patient per year. Home-based infusions, on the other hand, while certainly convenient, create an untenable scenario of a 1:1 nurse: patient ratio at any given point in time; this further diminishes nursing utilization in a current nursing shortage crisis.
Safety, control, and sterility of the environment can also result in potential complications in the home setting. Only office-based infusion centers possess all the advantages of appropriate nursing utilization (up to 1:4 nurse:patient ratio), flexibility of insurance coverage (medical vs. pharmacy), safe and controlled yet cost-contained environment, and the overall consistency to provide the needed resources to solve the cost/nursing dilemma.
ICS was established in April 2017 to empower physicians and improve access to high quality sites of care. Our unique platform focuses onservicing infusions rather than the type/indication of the medication. We simply want to find the best value and outcomes for our patients, infusion centers, and industry partners.