XXXXXX XX, 201X
United States Senate
xxx Senate xxxx Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator XXXXX,
United States Senate
XXX XXXX House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Representative XXXXX,
As a constituent, I am writing to invite you to visit [INSERT YOUR COMPANIES NAME HERE] facilities learn more about home infusion therapy and our role in the community.
[Insert a brief description of your organization, the number of patients you treat and the number of your employees]
Home infusion therapy is proven to be a safe and effective alternative to inpatient care for many disease states and therapies. For many patients, receiving treatment at home or in an outpatient ambulatory infusion suite setting is the better alternative to inpatient care. Managed care payers have aggressively used home infusion therapy to reduce overall health care costs and improve quality for many years.
Unfortunately, because Medicare does not support the home as a site of care for infusion services in Part D of Medicare, seniors and disabled individuals are too often unable to receive their infusion therapy care in the home. This requires them to receive care in institutional settings such as hospitals and skilled nursing facilities which is more expensive and puts them at greater risk of adverse health events. The gaps in Medicare coverage—a failing in Medicare unique amongst almost all other health plans—are something I would like to discuss when you visit.
Many people are not aware of the differences between a typical retail pharmacy and a specialized infusion pharmacy. They are worlds apart. A visit to our infusion pharmacy will demonstrate to you the many complexities, technologies and services behind providing infusion drugs to be used in the home setting. You will also be able to see firsthand the value of the care provided to many of your constituents, which has enabled them to avoid or reduce their time in a hospital. I think you will find it to be interesting and enlightening.
I hope that you will consider this opportunity to learn more about the cost savings and excellent clinical outcomes associated with home infusion drug therapies. Our facility is located at [INSERT YOUR ADDRESS HERE]. Thank you for your consideration of my request and please feel free to contact me at [INSERT YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION HERE] to discuss logistics for the visit. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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