InfuSystem To Offer Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Through New Partnership
The infusion service provider will begin introducing NPWT, an increasingly in-demand service for wound care, later this year.
- By Haley Samsel
- Feb 13, 2020
InfuSystem, a provider of infusion products and services in multiple U.S. states, is adding negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) to its offerings, the company announced this week.
Through an agreement with an unnamed health services company, InfuSystem will include NPWT as part of its Integrated Therapy Service platform. The company will provide durable medical equipment, oversee logistics and manage third-party billing as part of the partnership.
NPWT involves the use of vacuum suction and dressing to drain out fluids caused by inflammation and drive blood flow to the wound area to improve healing. The technique, which has become more popular among providers in recent years, is used to treat acute wounds from surgery and c-sections as well as several types of chronic wounds, including pressure and vascular ulcers.
“This addition results from a premier global health care services company seeking out InfuSystem and our unique expertise in providing clinic-to-home DME solutions,” said Richard Dilorio, the CEO of InfuSystem. “The core market to be targeted under the new agreement is U.S. home health care, which as a subset of the broader NPWT market has an estimated addressable market of $600 million per year.”
Dilorio noted that there will be an initial on-boarding period as the company prepares participating facilities to offer NPWT. That process should begin soon, but InfuSystem does not expect to see “meaningful revenue” from the therapy until the second half of 2020, he said.
In its announcement, InfuSystem noted that the American market for NPWT therapy is estimated to grow beyond $2 billion by 2024.
“We are excited to collaborate with a Top-10 health care services company on this new therapy and we look forward to a long and successful relationship,” Dilorio said.
Haley Samsel is the Associate Content Editor of HME Business and Mobility Management.