The Urgent Need for Medicare Reimbursement for Home Infusion Antibiotics Amidst a Pandemic

Amber C. Streifel, Monica K. Sikka

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Abstract

Medicare does not reimburse for home infusion; patients requiring outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy must seek treatment in high-risk settings. We recommend policy change to allow for adequate social distancing during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3250-3251
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume71
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2020

Keywords

  • CMS
  • COVID-19
  • Health Insurance Policy
  • OPAT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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