Executive Summary. The standardization of pertinent and relevant definitions is inherently advantageous to all stakeholders within the health care delivery system. Such standardization reduces the chance of differing expectations amongst stakeholders, encourages benchmarking and analysis that is based upon comparable data sets, and generally fosters communication and cooperation between the various entities responsible for providing medically necessary health care services. With infusion therapy, reimbursement is often based upon a per diem approach, yet frequently this term is left undefined. Accordingly, as the national organization representing infusion services, the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) presents the following definition of the term “per diem.”
Download NHIA’s Per Diem Definition and guidance document.