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Coram Nurses Help Teen Bike across the Country

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11.07.19
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Andrew leaving Boston for his cross-country bike trip.
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Coram nurse Melissa Rupert infuses Andrew in Oklahoma City during his trip.

Coram, a CVS specialty business, provides high-quality infusion and tube-feeding care to patients where they live, work and travel. So when 17-year-old Andrew had an opportunity to go on a six-week cycling, cross-country adventure this past summer, his parents knew the Coram nursing team could help.

Andrew has Gaucher disease and receives enzyme replacement home infusions every 2 to 3 weeks. His trip would leave from Massachusetts in June and not return until early August, so he would require infusions along the route. His parents and medical team mapped out the trip and planned for infusions in Oklahoma City and Santa Monica, CA.

Coram nurses worked with Andrew’s primary care team at Boston’s Children’s Hospital to secure connections in the other states who would be willing to help. He needed an in-state physician to write the nursing orders, and a Coram nurse to meet him at a hotel for the infusion. The Coram Oklahoma City and Los Angeles branches ensured Andrew received the specialized care he needed.

Gaucher disease is a rare genetic enzyme deficiency disorder that affects 10,000 to 20,000 Americans, and can largely be controlled with enzyme replacement. Patients experience anemia, low platelet counts, severely enlarged liver and spleen, and bone disease.

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“The benefit of working with Coram is that we have more than 38 years of experience providing infusion services to patients,” said Julie Scaramuzzi, Nurse Manager, Infusion. “We meet patients where they are, and Coram has 73 ambulatory infusion suites across the country. Our team helps patients prepare the paperwork to bring liquids through airport security, and secure a nurse and location for the treatment,” she said. Coram has more than 2,000 clinicians who provide care to nearly 200,000 patients annually for a range of complex conditions including immune deficiencies, neurological disorders, digestive diseases and serious infections.

Andrew’s mom, Heidi, connected with Coram to pick up the medication near her home, and with the paperwork in order, boarded planes to Oklahoma and California. She met Andrew and the nurses in the hotels, and Andrew successfully received his treatments on the road. He was able to stay with his biking group for the entire trip.

Julie said “Andrew proves that patients who home-infuse are no longer home-bound. Our team works with many patients who travel for business or even just to see family for the holidays. Our network of nurses is vast and we are able to meet patients where they are, when they need their treatment.”

The Accordant Team Approach for Gaucher Patients

In addition to care from Coram clinicians and nurses, Accordant offers support for members with rare conditions, such as Gaucher disease, through targeted interventions designed to meet each patient’s unique needs.

“The specialized care team is composed of registered nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and a medical director – all backed by a medical advisory board,” Ahmed F. Hassan, Vice President and General Manager, Accordant. “These skilled practitioners set mutually agreed-upon health goals with the patient, discuss symptom management, explain proper use of medications, and even deal with resource issues such as lack of transportation to doctors’ appointments or cost of care.”

The more than 30 physicians on Accordant’s medical advisory board are available to the Accordant team to discuss complex situations and offer insights into care approaches that the nurse may use in supporting the patient. And, all of the team’s care is grounded in the latest evidence-based medicine and clinical guidelines.

For more information about CVS Health’s efforts to improve care across the nation, visit our News & Insights page and the CVS Health Impact Dashboard. To stay informed about the latest updates and innovations from CVS Health, register for content alerts and our Leaders in Care newsletter

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Improving the Infusion Therapy Experience with Coram

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09.26.19

As health care costs continue to rise, payers, providers and patients are looking for new ways to help improve quality of patient care and their experience while lowering overall costs. One promising area is in home infusion care.

In fact, published research has shown that the home infusion services, like those provided by Coram CVS Specialty Services, can be safe and beneficial for those patients requiring infused therapies and in some cases can be a lower cost alternative to receiving the same services in a hospital or inpatient setting. In addition, the research has also shown that patients overwhelmingly prefer receiving their infusion therapies at home.

Read more about the benefits and value of home infusion care from Tricia Lacavich, Vice President for CVS Specialty Coram Infusion Services, in her recent article in Fierce Healthcare.

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Coram Pediatric Backpacks Help School-Age Patients Stay Active

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09.11.19

Coram, a CVS specialty business, provides high-quality infusion and tube-feeding care to patients where they live, work and travel. For younger patients, that list now includes where they play.

As part of enhancing the consumer experience, Coram pediatric patients who receive home parenteral (intravenous) nutrition (HPN) and enteral (tube-feeding) nutrition can carry their pump and nutrition in a backpack that’s sized just for them.

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Coram Pediatric Pump Pals enteral backpacks.

Coram Pediatric Pump Pals backpacks enable children and teens to carry their portable pump and nutrition while they participate in normal activities while infusing.

About 1,200 pediatric patients use the parenteral backpacks, while nearly 1,600 utilize the enteral packs for school and other activities.

“The entire system fits nicely into these small backpacks for little ones,” said Karen Hamilton, Director of Clinical Nutrition for CVS Health. “They can be worn by the patient or hung nearby throughout the infusion.” As with all home infusion therapies, the intent is for the patient to be as mobile as possible.

“Our backpacks give young patients the freedom to leave the house and live their lives,” said Hamilton. “Gone are the days of being homebound and having to miss out on activities, birthday parties and other events. The backpacks are designed to be fun and not look medical.”

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Coram Pediatric Pump Pals parenteral backpacks.

Providing quality infusion care at home and on the go

Coram CVS Specialty Infusion Services delivers high-quality infusion therapy services in home-based and outpatient settings to more than 183,000 patients per year. Services are provided at more than 90 locations nationwide, as well as through the largest home infusion network in the country.

Coram’s home-based care includes nutrition, delivered either intravenously when the digestive tract is not functional and necessary for patients to maintain adequate nutrition, as well as through tube-feeding. Patients may receive parenteral or enteral nutrition for weeks or months until their issues resolve, or may even need care for their lifetime.

The Coram Pediatric Pump Pals backpacks connect to a portable infusion pump that has been pre-programmed by the Coram pharmacy team to deliver the nutrition over a specified amount of time with each pump customized to the unique patient’s needs.

“I remember the days with the challenges when we had pediatric patients and no backpacks. Then we progressed to an initial mini- adult pack for these little patients,” said Wanda Rogers, Director of Pharmacy Infusion. “This is a wonderful advancement to have these young patients ambulate with color and fit into the typical daily activities.”

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Meeting the Nutrition Needs of Complex Patients When and Where They Need It

Meeting the Nutrition Needs of Complex Patients When and Where They Need It
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03.27.19

As home-based health care gains traction as a viable option for people living with a variety of chronic conditions, Coram CVS Specialty Infusion Services (Coram) is leading the way in home infusion care and parenteral (intravenous) and enteral (tube feeding) nutrition. In fact, home infusion care can be a high-quality, cost-effective treatment alternative when compared to the same care provided in an in-patient/hospital or clinic-based setting.

As part of Coram’s commitment to providing high-quality, effective care, the company is actively involved in home nutrition care research to continue to advance the knowledge of practicing health care practitioners and improve care for patients. This research includes evaluating the impact of transitioning nutrition care from the hospital to the home and the benefits of home-based parenteral and enteral nutrition in certain populations.

March is National Nutrition Month, and recently, a team of Coram dietitians presented the company’s latest research at the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) 2019 Annual Conference, including:

For more information about CVS Health’s efforts to improve access to quality care across the nation, visit our Quality & Access information center and the CVS Health Impact Dashboard. To stay informed about the latest updates and innovations from CVS Health, register for content alerts and our bi-weekly health care newsletter.

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CVS Caremark Completes Acquisition of Coram Infusion Business from Apria Healthcare

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01.17.14

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Coram LLC ("Coram"), the specialty infusion services and enteral nutrition business unit of Apria Healthcare Group Inc. Coram is one of the nation's largest providers of comprehensive infusion services, caring for approximately 165,000 patients annually. Coram has 4,600 employees, including 600 nurses, 350 pharmacists and 250 dietitians, operating primarily through 85 branch locations and six centers of excellence for patient intake.

"With the acquisition of Coram, we have expanded our competitive offerings in specialty services," said Jon Roberts, President of CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services. "From a capabilities perspective, no other organization brings the range of specialty assets, the depth of experience and integration of care that the combination of CVS Caremark and Coram can deliver."

With Coram, CVS Caremark will have comprehensive resources to more effectively manage the cost of specialty drugs, including infused therapies, whether they are covered through the medical or the pharmacy benefit. For patients this means better clinical outcomes, while payors will see lower total health care costs.

The acquisition is consistent with CVS Caremark's goal of investing in core businesses that help drive growth. Coram is expected to generate approximately $1.4 billion in revenues during the first twelve months following the close of the deal. Including one-time transaction and integration costs, as well as the interest associated with the $2 billion of senior notes issued to fund this transaction, the transaction is expected to have an immaterial impact on CVS Caremark's overall financial results in 2014. The transaction is expected to add $0.03 to $0.05 cents to the Company's Adjusted Earnings Per Share in 2015, the first full year following the close of the deal.

Barclays served as the Company's financial advisor on the transaction, while Sullivan and Cromwell LLP served as legal advisor, and Dechert LLP served as legal advisor from an anti-trust perspective.

About CVS Caremark
CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people on their path to better health as the largest integrated pharmacy company in the United States. Through the company's more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores; its leading pharmacy benefit manager serving more than 60 million plan members; and its retail health clinic system, the largest in the nation with more than 800 MinuteClinic locations, it is a market leader in mail order, retail and specialty pharmacy, retail clinics, and Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. As a pharmacy innovation company with an unmatched breadth of capabilities, CVS Caremark continually strives to improve health and lower costs by developing new approaches such as its unique Pharmacy Advisor program that helps people with chronic diseases such as diabetes obtain and stay on their medications. Find more information about how CVS Caremark is reinventing pharmacy for better health at info.cvscaremark.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. For these statements, the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company strongly recommends that you become familiar with the specific risks and uncertainties outlined under the Risk Factors section in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and under the section entitled "Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements" in our most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

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Coram CVS/Specialty Infusion Services Opens New Branch Pharmacy in Richmond, VA

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05.09.14

WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Coram CVS/specialty infusion services announces the opening of a new branch pharmacy in Richmond, Virginia that will serve the state from Fredericksburg to the North Carolina border, including the Richmond and Norfolk areas. The new facility offers a number of services, including:

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  • Comprehensive offering of infusion therapies, including anti-infective services, parenteral nutrition (PN) and enteral nutrition (tube feeding), cardiac/inotropic therapies, immunoglobulins (IVIg and SCIg), Alpha-1 therapies, pain and palliative care services, and hydration therapy.
  • Brand-new compounding "clean room," which is compliant with USP 797 pharmaceutical compounding standards.
  • Individual patient counseling and education.
  • Skilled nursing services for in-home infusion care.

"Coram is pleased to build upon our long-standing investment in Virginia with the opening of this new branch," said Rob Allen, President, Coram CVS/specialty infusion services. "We know that infusion care provided in the home or at an alternate site infusion suite can help promote better health and an improved quality of life for patients with complex infusion needs."

The address of the new branch is 1574 East Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228. The branch's toll-free number is 855.276.8951; their local phone number is 804.553.3970. The branch fax number is 804.553.3971.

About Coram CVS/specialty infusion services
CoramCVS/specialty infusion services is a leading national provider of specialty home infusion and specialty pharmacy services. The integration of Coram and CVS/caremark pharmacy services, a division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), enables the company to offer more than 65 years of combined experience; enhanced, comprehensive infusion services; expanded payer access; and an expanded national footprint. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, Coram has more than 85 locations across the country, including 65 infusion suites, ensuring both a national presence and comprehensive local coverage. Coram's nurses, pharmacists, dietitians and other clinical staff provide personalized care to thousands of home and infusion suite patients every day. For more information, please visit our website at www.coramhc.com.

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Coram CVS/Specialty Infusion Services Opens New Branch Pharmacy And Infusion Suite In El Paso, TX

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05.12.14

WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Coram CVS/specialty infusion services announces the opening of a new branch pharmacy in El Paso, Texas that will serve the Big Bend, Panhandle, and Permian Basin areas of Texas, as well as southern New Mexico. The new facility, which is larger than the previous branch location, offers a number of services, including:

  • Ambulatory infusion suite, which provides an alternative to a hospital setting where patients can receive IV infusion of specialty drugs in a safe, monitored environment.
  • Comprehensive offering of infusion therapies, including anti-infective services, parenteral nutrition (PN) and enteral nutrition (tube feeding), cardiac/inotropic therapies, immunoglobulins (IVIg and SCIg), Alpha-1 therapies, and pain and palliative care services.
  • Brand-new compounding "clean room," which is compliant with USP 797 pharmaceutical compounding standards.
  • Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line placement using state-of-the-art technology. This new service enables infusion therapy to begin immediately, without the need for an x-ray confirmation or hospitalization.
  • Individual patient counseling and education.
  • Skilled nursing services.
  • Nursing language services available in English and Spanish.
"As the only national infusion services company in the area, Coram is pleased to build upon our long-standing investment in the El Paso community and the surrounding areas with the opening of this branch," said Rob Allen, President, Coram CVS/specialty infusion services. "We know that infusion care provided in the home or at an alternate site infusion suite can help promote better health and an improved quality of life for patients with complex infusion needs."

The address of the new branch is 3817 Constitution Drive, Suite 300, El Paso, TX 79922-1367. The branch phone number is 915.833.0140; the fax number is 915.581.9366.

An Open House will be held at the branch on Tuesday, May 13, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. The event will feature tours of the new facility, in-service training for nursing staff, door prizes, and food and drinks. The event will also feature demonstrations of the branch's new PICC line placement technology the BARD Access System and the Sherlock 3CG Tip Confirmation System.

About Coram CVS/specialty infusion services
CoramCVS/specialty infusion services is a leading national provider of specialty home infusion and specialty pharmacy services. The integration of Coram and CVS/caremark pharmacy services, a division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), enables the company to offer more than 65 years of combined experience; enhanced, comprehensive infusion services; expanded payer access; and an expanded national footprint. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, Coram has more than 85 locations across the country, including 65 infusion suites, ensuring both a national presence and comprehensive local coverage. Coram's nurses, pharmacists, dietitians and other clinical staff provide personalized care to thousands of home and infusion suite patients every day. For more information, please visit our website at www.coramhc.com.

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Merlo Offers Insights on the Impact of Chronic Disease

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07.18.16
CVS Health's CEO describes the company's role in mitigating the impact of chronic disease.

The statistics tell a troubling story:

  • Chronic disease is the leading causes of death and disability in the United States: one in two American adults has at least one chronic condition.
  • Heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity and arthritis are the most common, costly and preventable diseases.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/overview/index.htm
  • Between now and 2030, the cumulative cost of chronic disease care is projected to be $42 trillion.Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, http://www.fightchronicdisease.org/latest-news/new-national-data-shows-projected-total-cost-chronic-disease-2016-2030-america-42 

What have we been missing when it comes to chronic illness, and how can we tackle the problem differently? CVS Health President and CEO Larry Merlo discussed these questions in his keynote address at the 2016 America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute and Expo.

“I’m not going to offer a one-size-fits-all solution to these challenges, because there isn’t one,” said Merlo. “It’s going to require a multi-faceted, multi-stakeholder approach, and many different solutions.”

Merlo highlighted multiple opportunities to improve patient care and access  while also helping to lower overall health care costs:

Increasing Low-cost, Convenient Sites of Care

As Americans assume more financial responsibility for their care, there is heightened consumer demand for access to low-cost, convenient care. In addition to the traditional physician’s office setting, alternative sites, such as urgent care centers, retail clinics and in-home care are options that can help meet primary and preventive care needs and prevent unnecessary and costly visits to emergency departments.

Our 1,100 MinuteClinic locations treat common illnesses and minor injuries, and place a strong emphasis on wellness and prevention, offering help with issues like weight management and smoking cessation. In addition to being convenient, MinuteClinic services cost up to 80 percent less than alternative sites such as the emergency room.

“Our nurse practitioners are making a big difference,” said Merlo. “We often hear from patients who initially came in for a vaccination or an acute illness, and after seeing that we also offer weight-loss and or smoking-cessation programs, returned to make lasting changes in their lives.”

For the tens of thousands of Americans who require intravenous therapy, CVS Health provides in-home infusion care services offered by Coram. By providing in-home therapy for conditions including cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer, we can lower the cost of care while increasing convenience and comfort for the patient.

Technology Can Engage Patients and Improve Care Delivery

“Imagine a future in which you could have your child’s earache diagnosed by a physician, then have a prescription written, filled and delivered to your home in under two hours, all through your smartphone,” Merlo said. “There are regulatory issues to be worked out, but that scenario is not far off.”

This type of care, known as telehealth, could be a boon to those in rural areas who experience difficulty accessing affordable care. CVS Health is working with three telehealth companies to test different ways of using the technology – both through mobile devices as well as through MinuteClinic. In one MinuteClinic telehealth study, 95 percent of patients were highly satisfied with the experience. One-third even said they preferred it to a doctor visit.

Reimaging the Role of the Health Care Professional

As the physician shortage grows, Americans will increasingly rely on extended care teams, including pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Pharmacists play an essential role, working closely with physicians, care teams and patients to drive the use of the highest-value drugs, ensure patients understand how to take them, support patients during care transitions, and intervene when prescriptions are not filled or problems arise.

Our Pharmacy Advisor program facilitates face-to-face and telephone counseling by our pharmacists to help participating members with chronic illnesses adhere to their prescribed medications and manage their conditions. The program has resulted in significant improvements in adherence, with fewer gaps in therapy.

Merlo concluded with a call to action for providers and payers alike. “Working together, we can reduce the impact of chronic illness and help millions of Americans on their path to better health. I cannot imagine a more exciting or fulfilling purpose than that.”

CVS Health's CEO describes the company's role in mitigating the impact of chronic disease.
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Meaningful Touchpoints with Providers

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08.23.18

Patients prioritize trust in health care delivery when selecting care in their communities. As a front door to health care, CVS Health is committed to serving as a knowledgeable and reliable health resource in communities nationwide. 

From assistance with prescriptions to treating minor illnesses and complex conditions, we offer meaningful touchpoints with health care providers across the continuum of care. Below are three key ways we are enabling real-time, high-quality interactions between patients and providers. 

Delivering Medication Support from Start to Finish

With an estimated annual cost of $290B, non-adherence is an expensive problem for the health care system.http://www.nehi.net/bendthecurve/sup/documents/Medication_Adherence_Brief.pdf CVS Health’s 30,000 pharmacists provide comprehensive medication support, helping to ensure that patients can afford their prescriptions and also take them as directed. For example: 

  • When a patient brings their prescription to be filled, CVS Health’s pharmacists use the Rx Savings Finder tool to review a patient’s prescription regimen, medication history and insurance plan at the pharmacy counter to determine the best way to save money on out-of-pocket costs.

  • CVS Health’s pharmacists provide ongoing medication counseling to help patients better understand their prescription medications, as well as recommend pharmacy services, such as automatic refills or prescription consolidation programs like ScriptSync that result in fewer trips to the pharmacy.

  • With 117 million Americans currently living with a chronic health condition and nearly 90 percent managing their disease with prescription medications, medication adherence is critical to preventing diseases from worsening. CVS Health’s pharmacists offer personalized support for CVS Caremark members through Pharmacy Advisor, a program that engages patients diagnosed with chronic conditions either face-to-face or by phone. 

Managing Health and Wellness Needs 24 hours a Day, Seven Days a Week

It’s not always easy or practical for patients to fit health services into their daily schedules. That’s why CVS Health provides extended hours and technological solutions to help patients receive care when they need it. 

The 125 health services offered at our 1,100 MinuteClinic locations are available during extended hours. These services are delivered by nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are compassionate and highly qualified. In fact, MinuteClinic was the first retail clinic to receive a Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission – helping provide peace of mind that care delivered conveniently can also be high-quality

We’re also leveraging technology to help patients interact with providers around the clock. For example, we recently launched a virtual health care offering through MinuteClinic that directly connects patients to providers via mobile phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Through this, a provider can assess a patient’s condition and determine the appropriate course of treatment following evidence-based clinical care guidelines. 

Supporting Patients with Complex Health Conditions

Five percent of the U.S. population drives about 50 percent of total health care spending, with many of these patients dealing with complex conditions often requiring hospitalization. CVS Health recognizes that improving care outside of the hospital setting for these patients is an important step toward improving health outcomes and reducing preventable hospitalization and readmissions:

  • Through Omnicare, CVS Health offers personalized pharmacy support at post-acute care and senior living facilities.

  • Coram CVS Specialty Infusion Services includes a clinical team of nurses, dietitians and pharmacists who deliver infusion therapies, education and support services to more than 50,000 patients each month.

  • CVS Health’s Specialty Connect™ prescription services program offers patients with complex conditions greater choice and flexibility to help them access their specialty medications and expert clinical support.

For more information about CVS Health’s efforts to improve access to quality care across the nation, visit our Quality & Access information center and the CVS Health Impact Dashboard. To stay informed about the latest updates and innovations from CVS Health, register for content alerts and our bi-weekly health care newsletter.

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Research: Home Infusion Care for Patients with IBD

Research: Home Infusion Care for Patients with IBD
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10.17.18

New research from Coram CVS Specialty® Infusion Services (Coram) found that patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis receiving infusion treatment at home had low incidence of infusion reactions. The study, published in Digestive Diseases and Sciences, provides new evidence that home infusion care can be a safe and effective option for certain patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), when infused therapy is required.

Two of the most common IBD diseases, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, impact different parts of the digestive tract, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that more than one million people suffer from IBD in the U.S. When used to treat Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, infliximab is typically administered in a hospital setting due to concerns over patient safety as data evaluating home-infused infliximab in this patient population had not previously been available. 

Methodology and Findings

Study authors tracked and analyzed the incidence of infusion reactions in nearly 800 Coram patients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis following administration of infliximab in their homes over a three-year period. Researchers found that in nearly all – 98 percent – of the more than 5,500 infusions performed there were no infusion reactions. When there were infusion reactions, most were mild to moderate in severity, were successfully managed by the Coram nurse, and those patients often continued on home therapy.

A Rapidly Growing Health Care Model

Home infusion care is a rapidly growing delivery model in the health care system with rising rates of chronic and acute conditions that require intravenous therapy. Prior research from CVS Health also showed that, when appropriate for a patient’s disease or condition, home infusion care can be more convenient, cost effective, and improve patient outcomes and quality of life when compared to inpatient or hospital settings. In fact, costs associated with infusion therapies are typically $1,928 to $2,974 lower when delivered in patients’ homes instead of at hospitals or in doctors’ offices. 

With more than 35 years of experience, Coram includes a clinical team of nurses, dietitians and pharmacists who deliver infusion therapies, education and support services to more than 50,000 patients each month with a range of conditions including immune deficiencies, rheumatoid arthritis, digestive diseases and serious infections.

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