Insurance Companies!!!!

  1. Just wondering what you all have been experiencing lately with insurance companies. Lately we have been getting LOTS more IV's in the home. (out of 60 pt's several weeks ago we had 10 on IV's) and have been seeing less and less Medicare and more privates.

    We are in Tennessee and so we don't have traditional Medicaid but have Tenncare. It is easier to get approval for Tenncare visits than for regular private insurance. Used to be the other way around. Of course for all of the non Medicare there has to be a hands on skill and not just assessment.

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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    I've seen the infusion business shrink dramatically from it's heyday of mid 90's. In Philadelphia area, all the VNA type homecare have sold their infusion company's. So we are really seeing less pts---more are going to long term Specialty hospitals or SNF's if they need IVAB---think that's because they can get therapy services too---and we have large medicaidHMO population in this area willing to pay for it.
  4. by   renerian
    In my experience in Ohio, I saw less and less. Same above, went to SNFs.