Published in Lab Law Weekly, October 21st, 2005
The current IVIG access issue began in January 2005 as a result of the Medicare Modernization Act under Part B. The law reduced IVIG reimbursement and administration rates such that most physicians in outpatient settings can no longer afford to treat Medicare patients requiring IVIG. With the proposed Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS)...
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