Pharmacy

Pharmacy Question for the Week of June 8, 2020

Pharmacy Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

How can beneficiaries who are not leaving their home get infusion therapy?

Answer:

Under existing policy, home health agencies may also administer medically necessary injected or infused drugs in the patient’s home, if the patient or caregiver cannot self-administer, when part of the plan of care. CMS considers beneficiaries to be “confined to the home” (that is, “homebound”) if it is medically contraindicated for the patient to leave the home.

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