It is an acceptable practice to infuse certain medications in the home setting. Medicare and private insurances both may pay for this service, and there are many IV companies who's only work is to support these patients and provide the medications.
I have given IVIG, many various antibiotics, IV push lasix, runs of solumedrol, etc in the home setting. We also access ports, d/c picc lines, d/c chemo infusions started in the out patient office. We have appropriate approved protocols for each type of med. I am at a hospital based agency and we just passed our JACHO visit
so this is not some underground secret renegade service we provide.
Home Health provides a very valuable service to these patients - in our area there is no ambulatory infusion place to go to, we do it all out in the field.
Dawn in PA