The Infusion Providers Alliance is the leading voice for in-office and freestanding ambulatory facility providers of drug infusion services.
Alliance members are committed to preserving the integrity of the provider-patient relationship in a manner that delivers exceptional care to patients at a value to the health care system.
The Infusion Providers Alliance mission is to serve as a thought leader and to educate on issues critical to safeguarding, supporting, and strengthening provider directed, patient-focused access to in-office and freestanding ambulatory facility infusion services.
Our members have facilities located in communities across the nation, each of which offers a more convenient, more efficient and less expensive alternative for patients than receiving their infusions in the hospital setting. These facilities serve as critical access points of care for patients and save tremendous dollars for commercial and government payers alike while also lowering out of pocket costs for beneficiaries.
Promote and preserve patient access to infused products through in-office and freestanding ambulatory infusion providers;
Reduce healthcare system drug spending by promoting increased utilization of more efficient provider in-office and freestanding ambulatory facility infusions in lieu of hospital administration;
Improve patient adherence and minimize wastage by protecting the current and reliable infused drug distribution systems, which allows provider offices and freestanding ambulatory facility providers to retain the inventory available to accommodate patient dosage changes;
Ensure that there is a level-playing field across all delivery channels ranging from specialty pharmacies, home-infusion, hospital outpatient infusion, in-office infusion providers and freestanding ambulatory facility infusion providers.
Ensure appropriate drug administration reimbursement for infused therapies for all patients treated in the in-office and freestanding ambulatory facility setting;
Advocate for the provider prescribing authority to direct patient care and adherence to prescribed infusion drugs by opposing PBM and health insurance policies that undermine the provider-patient relationship; and
Otherwise advocate for the professional interests of non-hospital, community-based infusion providers.
Current members of the Infusion Providers Alliance include
Altus Biologics, American Infusion Centers, CIVIC Infusion, Healix Infusion Therapy, Infusion Associates, Intrafusion by McKesson, IVX Health, Metro Infusion Center, Paragon Healthcare, Talis Healthcare, Virtis Health, and Vivo Infusion.
- Develop and foster relationships and awareness across a broad spectrum, including Members of Congress, the Administration, state legislators, partner organizations, health plans and other industry stakeholders.
- Provide leadership to the IPA and exercise operational responsibility for its administration, management and growth based upon the direction provided by the IPA Board.
- Assist IPA Board in developing and executing strategic plans and working with diverse groups to build support for a common agenda.
Brad Traverse is a 30-year bipartisan political veteran of Washington, DC, having served both on and off Capitol Hill and most recently at HHS as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs. At HHS ASPA, Brad was on the front lines of decision-making impacting COVID-19 vaccine and therapeutic communications, pandemic public relations issues, emergency strategy decisions, and crisis communications.
From 2007 – 2019, Brad ran the Washington, DC office for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee where he worked with executive management and bipartisan staff on all relevant legislative and regulatory issues before Congress and the Administration. Prior to his tenure with BCBST, Brad was Executive Director of The Acute Long-Term Hospital Association. During his 7-year tenure, he tripled its revenue and doubled its membership to more than 250 private long-term acute care hospitals (LTACs) within a network of 29 states.
Brad began his federal career serving U.S. Senators Barry Goldwater and Nancy Kassebaum as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill. Brad is also an entrepreneur who created the first-ever website of political and public affairs job openings (www.traversejobs.com), helping employ thousands of current and former congressional and federal agency staff, as well as government affairs and public relations professionals. It’s now being run by his wife, Fraser Traverse.