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Across the state of Maryland, through its hospitals and specialty practices, University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) provides high-quality traditional and specialty home infusion services. We develop personalized treatment plans with the goal of shortening your hospital stay and preventing rehospitalization.
825 North Hammonds Ferry Road, Suite C
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Hours of Operation
- 9 am–5:30 pm
- Phone: 443-462-5850 (option 3 for Pharmacy)
- Fax: 410-636-0309
- Hospital Discharge Patients (Fax): 410-636-0629
- Specialty Clinic Patients (Fax): 410-567-9212
Email us at HomeInfusion@umm.edu with any questions about our services, or initiate a patient referral by emailing us at HomeInfusionReferrals@umm.edu.
What is Home Infusion Therapy?
Infusion therapy is the treatment of acute (severe and sudden in onset but typically temporary) or chronic (long term or permanent, gradually developing) conditions requiring medication, nutrients or fluids that can’t be taken by mouth. Medication is delivered directly into the body, either through a vein (intravenously) or another area under the skin (subcutaneously).
When done in the most convenient setting of all — the comfortable confines of your home — infusion therapy has been proven to be a safer, cheaper, more effective alternative to inpatient care.
Our Home Infusion Services
We treat patients needing urgent or short-term care as well as those with long-term or permanent conditions. Our skilled team enjoys working closely with patients, families and physicians to develop safe, effective home therapy regimens and treatment care plans that help:
- Provide flexibility and independence
- Get you back to your normal activities faster after a hospital stay
- A fast, thorough, patient-centered onboarding process
- Personalized care with 24/7/365 patient support and assistance
- Care coordination for infusion nursing pharmacy services
- Insurance authorization support and denial assistance
- Help with finding financial assistance
- Adherence monitoring to ensure desired therapy outcomes
We do our best to establish and stick to infusion therapy routines that accommodate the days and times you prefer. Your medications are expertly prepared by our pharmacy and promptly delivered to your home. Your visiting nurse will come to your home to help administer your medications and answer any questions about your treatment. We also have home infusion navigators to further help us coordinate care with case managers and social workers.
We have access to health care communication platforms that support our close, direct collaboration with your primary care team. In addition, we can readily access your patient health information through our secure system in determining how best to meet your needs.
We take the time to educate you on infusion techniques and equipment, how to self-monitor progress and other care processes you can do on your own.
Specialty Infusion Therapy
Our specialty providers assess and prescribe home infusion therapies—some of which can last a lifetime—for conditions related to:
- General medicine (primary care, family medicine, etc.)
- Infectious disease
Types of Infusion Therapy
- Anti-nausea treatments
- Catheter care
- IV hydration/electrolytes
- Supportive medications (iron, etc.)
- Total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
- Vasopressors (milrinone, dobutamine, etc.)
What to Expect During Your Home Visit
Medications usually are given through a needle or catheter (thin, flexible tube that carries fluids into or out of your body). Your treatment may require:
- An intramuscular injection (technique used to inject medicine into a muscle)
- An epidural injection (medicine is injected into the space surrounding the spinal cord)
- A roughly 20-minute visit during which the nurse simply replaces the infusion line and lets the patient handle the rest (patients can be pretty independent with IV therapies and do their own infusions — with their doctor’s approval, of course)
- A two- to four-hour visit, typically for infusions that require observations (these visits are great for relationship-building between nurses and patients, which is why we try to provide patients with the same nurse for each visit)
Home Infusion Cost and Insurance Coverage
We are considered an in-network provider by all major national, and most regional, health insurance plans. In addition to handling billing processes, we do a benefits investigation (process for estimating medical or prescription drug coverage through your insurance plan).
We are experienced in obtaining coverage and offering financial help and assistance with the process of payment. Even if your insurance requires care at an outpatient center or via a specific home infusion provider other than ours, we will guide you to your appropriate treatment option.
Scheduling an Appointment
All it takes is one phone call, email or fax for the team at our fully licensed pharmacy — made up of specially trained nurses, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians — to begin coordinating your care.
We perform infusions on weekends and after hours based on your needs or schedule. Our on-call pharmacists and nurses are available around the clock in case of an emergency (missing medication, lost supplies, worrisome side effects, etc.).