Home infusion therapy may be provided when you need to receive certain medications administrated in the vein, hydration therapy, vitamins/minerals, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) -nutrients, etc., enteral nutrition (tube feedings) or blood and/or blood products. Your home infusion therapy may be provided as a continuous infusion or intermittently. Our company provides pharmacy services and may also provide your nursing services. Some patients will have nursing services provided by another organization.
Our Services include:
Home Infusion Therapy, Nutritional Therapy, Home Medical Equipment, Medical Supplies, and Pharmacy
Our home infusion therapy team includes a Pharmacist, Registered Nurse (RN), and Pharmacy Technician. The team works together to ensure the safe delivery and maintenance of your medications and equipment. Our pharmacist will contact you after begin receiving your intravenous (IV) therapy. They will provide additional medication counseling and answer any questions you may have about your intravenous medication.
We make sure that no complications occur while our patients take multiple prescriptions at once. We perform comprehensive medication reviews to examine what each of our patient’s needs are. This is made easy with Parata Pass and Parata Max which helps patients take the right medication every single time. They’re organized by day and time in labeled plastic pouches or regular vials.
If you have a Medical Emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital or emergency room.
Med-Care Infusion’s Oral Medication Program includes the following services:
- Retail Medication Door to Door
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Skilled Nursing Home Health
- Transitional Living Facility
- HIV Medication Management Program
- Pain Management Program
- Compounding Medication
Our Pharmacys Infusion Services include:
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- IV Antiviral Therapy
- Total Parental Nutrition (TPN)
- IV Pain Management
- Hydration Therapy
- IV Chemotherapy
- Enteral Nutrition
- Peripheral Parenteral Nutrition
- Pentamidine Inhalation Treatments
- Unit Dose Respiratory Medication
- HIV Specialty PO Medication Program
- Eye Drop Replacement
- Compounding Medication
Frequently Asked Questions about Infusion Therapies
Our services enable patients to receive therapy and treatment in the comfort of their own home. Below, we have addressed some of the most commonly asked questions about home infusion therapy, how it works, and what to expect. Still, have questions? Please contact us to connect with one of our local home infusion therapy agencies.
What is Home Infusion Therapy?
Home Infusion Therapy is the provision of intravenous (IV) medications through a catheter directly into the patient’s bloodstream. Infusion therapy is prescribed for more serious infections and specialized disorders when oral medications are less effective.
How does Home Infusion Therapy work?
Once it is prescribed by your physician, we’ll work directly with you to coordinate your start of care. All necessary supplies will be delivered in time for your first visit from one of our nurses. We will regularly update your physician on your progress to ensure you receive the best results from your therapy.
What types of therapies are provided?
Anti-emetics, catheter maintenance, chemotherapy, hydration, immune globulin therapy, inotropic therapies, IV antibiotics for infectious disease, nutritional therapies, pain management therapies.
Are home infusion therapy services covered by Medicare or Medicaid?
Medicare Part B covers some infusion therapies, but there is a standard 20% copayment for approved services. Medicare Part D will cover the medication, but may not cover the cost of delivery, supplies, and clinical support. Medicaid generally covers most medications and services.
What can I expect at the first nurse visit?
The nurse will administer and educate you about medication and will answer any questions about your treatment and equipment. Before ending your first nurse visit, you will schedule your next appointment. If you have questions between visits, we have a nurse and pharmacist on call 24/7.
What happens if I choose to self-administer medication?
Hands-on instruction by a nurse will be provided as well as written instructions. A nurse and pharmacist are always available 24 hours a day for additional help if needed.
Are all supplies and equipment provided?
Yes, the Pharmacy will provide everything necessary for your infusion therapy.
Do you provide services for adults and children?
Yes, there are no age restrictions to receive our care service.
What is Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
TPN is a nutritional liquid compound that is tailored to meet each individual patient’s specific nutritional needs when their body is incapable of absorbing nutrients orally, and their normal digestive processes are not functioning properly. TPN includes vitamins, fats, carbohydrates, protein, and electrolytes.
What makes MedCare Infusion Services Inc. different from other home care providers?
We’re an owned-family company. We serve communities throughout Florida, and the company is licensed in the state of Florida and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). We are committed to ensuring your rights and privileges as a health care patient.
As a patient, navigating your way through the ever-changing healthcare world can be overwhelming, frustrating and confusing at times. At Med-care, we have an entire Reimbursement Team whose role is to make sure you’re getting the most out of your insurance and associated benefits. We will even assist you in enrolling in assistance programs.
- Med-care’s reimbursement representatives are available during regular business hours for questions about your coverage or insurance concerns.
- Med-care accepts most prescription drug plans and will enroll in any new plan to help service our patients.
- We will bill your plan directly.
- Med-care accepts most state Medicaid and funding programs.
- Med-care bills Medicare directly for any Medicare covered medications.
- Med-care accepts payment directly from insurance companies eliminating the need for patients to pay for prescriptions up front. Patients pay only their copay and/or deductible amounts.
- Med-care will help enroll the patient in any available copay or patient assistance program if the patient qualifies.
Patient Assistance Resources
- Partnership for Prescription Assistance
- Patient Advocate Foundation
- Patient Access Network Foundation
- Patient Assistance Services
- Patient Assistance Program Search
- PSI, Patient Services Incorporated
Med-care will help identify available copay or patient assistance program if the patient qualifies.