Home Infusion Therapy Frequently Asked Questions

How do I start home IV therapy?

Therapy starts with a referral and a prescription from your doctor. If you’re worried about home therapy, a screening can help you decide if you’re able and ready for therapy. Screening includes insurance coverage verification.

All supplies are delivered to your home. Registered nurses will monitor your treatments and teach you about supplies, administration and safety. The care team also checks in regularly with your primary care doctor.

What are the benefits of home infusion therapy?

What are the benefits of home infusion therapy?

Many people prefer home infusion therapy because it offers greater independence and flexibility. The quality of home IV therapy has been shown in recent studies to be just as safe and effective as therapy in a clinic. It often costs less and many patients say they have faster recovery times with less stress.

Does Medicare or private insurance cover IV therapy?

Medicare and most health insurance plans cover home infusion services. We can work with your doctor and insurance provider to determine eligibility and coverage limits.

What if I have questions late at night or on a weekend?

Your care team is available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This around-the-clock communication ensures your safety, especially during critical moments when you need extra help. 

Infusion therapies provided by Ascension at Home Together with Compassus

  • Pre-discharge assessment
  • Investigation of alternative financial arrangements for therapy
  • Evaluation of therapy and equipment needs
  • PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) certified registered nurses
  • State-of-the-art infusion and enteral pumps
  • Lab monitoring
  • Antibiotic/antifungal/antiviral therapy
  • Pain management (subcutaneous, intravenous)
  • Neuropathies/CIPF
  • Infectious disease treatment
  • Oncology treatment
  • Transplant care
  • Blood disorder treatment
  • Pediatric infusion care
  • Total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
  • Hydration management/electrolyte replacement
  • Anti-emetic therapy
  • Corticosteroid therapy
  • Deferoxamine therapy
  • Magnesium infusions
  • Respiratory unit-dose medications
  • Nutritional support