Overcoming white bagging challenges
Protect patient safety and minimize logistical hurdles
July 23, 2021
15 Minute Read
Provider organizations are struggling to develop their strategic response to health plans increasingly requiring that provider-administered drugs be sourced from an external specialty pharmacy. This requirement is often referred to as “white bagging.”
White bagging can disrupt providers’ established processes. Hospitals and provider organizations express concern that these disruptions limit their ability to ensure patients receive safe, timely, and accessible care. Providers also report that the new operational requirements burden clinic staff.
Overcoming white bagging challenges requires hospitals and providers to understand recent trends in the infusion care landscape, advocate for new system policies, and weigh which strategies will best serve their institution when responding to payer white bagging requirements.