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In-Office Allergy Services

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$0 Investment Required

 

Turnkey & Seamless Addition

 

Improved Continuity of Care

 

Healthier Patient Population

 

Additional Revenue Stream

 

What Makes Us Different?

  • No contracts or minimum volumes required
  • No on-site technician or additional exam rooms required
  • Testing kits provided free of charge – no startup cost
  • 2-minute finger prick test is easily accessible and quick to perform
  • Conveniently allows you to test anyone at anytime
  • 4 drops of blood tests for 40 environmental, 28 food allergens
  • Easy and efficient immunotherapy ordering system
  • We handle the burden of billing all insurance claims

Our Process

Step 1: Identify

The Chart Update Form is the foundation of our program

Easily screen and identify candidates for allergy testing

Every patient that walks in the door should complete this simple evaluation

Step 2: Test

Collect 4 drops of blood

No restrictions on medications, skin conditions, or age

Blood is dry in 10 minutes and stable at room temperature for 30 days

Mail all samples to the lab. Pre-paid, waterproof envelope provided

Step 3: Results

Results are available in 3-5 days

Not only WHAT the patient is allergic to, but the SEVERITY of their reaction

40 environmental, 28 food allergens and total IgE

Any results class 3 or higher indicates the patient will benefit from immunotherapy

Step 4: Treat

If the patient is a candidate, order the immunotherapy treatment sets and our Pharm-D will personalize each prescription

Vials, and shot schedule, arrive at your practice in 5-7 business days

Your patients start experiencing true relief!

Step 5: Billing

Our expert billing team handles all patient insurance claims and ongoing customer service

No additional work for your staff

Covered by all commercial payers, Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare

70% of commercial insurances consider this “preventive” and waive deductibles

Average reimbursement is $700/patient/year

 

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The Benefits

Patient Benefits

  • Patients lacking “Specialist” coverage will appreciate having access to quality allergy services and the quick turn-around times
  • 85% of compliant immunotherapy patients are able to reduce their allergy symptoms and medications within 6 months
  • OTC medications only mask allergy symptoms; customized immunotherapy is the ONLY treatment protocol that alters the underlying disease process, effectively treating the disease

Practice Benefits

  • The need for allergy services is increasing while the number of allergy specialists is decreasing. This creates an opportunity for you to maintain continuity of care and attract new patients
  • Primary Care Providers are 3x more successful at patient compliance and retention, than allergists
  • Our program facilitates rapid entry into offering allergy services and allows your practice to become cash flow positive from day one
  • A significant increase to your practice revenue without capital investments, hiring additional staff, or disrupting your daily workflow

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Our Mission

Our mission is to support Primary Care Providers with in-office turnkey allergy solutions that help improve their patient’s quality of life, enhance continuity of care, and increase bottom line revenue. We achieve this by eliminating all staffing and financial burdens while delivering a comprehensive screening, testing, and treatment program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to sign a long term contract?

No. We simply consult your practice on screening, testing, treatment and insurance billing protocols, rules and regulations. There is not fee splitting or sharing of revenues collected.

What type of allergy testing is performed?

A simple finger prick blood test due to its accessibility, ease of administration, and ability to cover a diverse range of testing panels. Patients do NOT need to stop taking medications. Treatment is available for aero and environmental allergens while avoidance is recommended for food allergies.

What does it cost to get started?

$0. Once you complete the Online Enrollment Form our lab will send testing kits to your practice free of charge. Test patients when you want without the hassle of minimum daily volumes. You will need a dedicated refrigerator for patient immunotherapy treatment vials.

What is included in a Testing Kit?

Blood collection card, requisition form, alcohol prep pad, finger prick lancet, 2×2 gauze, Band-Aid, pre-paid waterproof envelope, tri-fold patient education brochure, patient billing card for any questions or concerns.

Will training be provided?

Absolutely. Once your practice receives the testing kits we schedule a 10-minute call with your staff. We walk them through unboxing a kit, collection of samples, filling out req forms, shipping, retrieving patient reports, and answer any questions. They will also have a direct number for Customer Service for ongoing support. We also send a 3-page Physician Interpretation of Results detailing how to break down patient results and who should be a candidate for immunotherapy.

How do I receive patient reports?

Final patient reports are typically ready in 3 business days. Once you enroll you will be sent a unique link to your portal which houses all patient reports in .pdf format. From there you can view, print, or click and drag them into your patient’s chart.

How do I know when a patient would benefit from immunotherapy treatment?

Patients testing positive for five or more allergens in Class 3, 4, 5, or 6 will greatly benefit from personalized immunotherapy treatment. Based on the test results, patient history, and symptoms our Pharm-D will formulate each patient Rx for your signature.

Do I have to be an allergist to perform immunotherapy service?

No. Any MD or DO can perform and bill for immunotherapy services.

How do I order the immunotherapy treatment sets?

Once you sign the Rx for formulation we mix and ship to your office in 5-7 days. You will receive a one year supply of subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) compounded into 2 vial sets (pollen and mold), each vial color coded and properly labeled for each patient.

Who does the billing?

We handle the burden of billing and collecting all patient insurance claims which means no additional workload on you your staff. Immunotherapy billing is very complex and has to be billed out over several weeks or even months with some insurance carriers. We have a proprietary system in place to monitor/bill each patient and each carriers billing protocols. We are in-network with most commercial and Federal insurance plans.

How long should a patient be on immunotherapy?

A typical regimen may take 3-5 years depending upon the severity of their allergies and geographic conditions. The first year provides the initial build-up of immunity and subsequent years are known as maintenance. We recommend prescribing an Epi-Pen for every patient on immunotherapy.

What is the efficacy rate for immunotherapy treatment?

For compliant patients, the efficacy rate is approximately 85%.

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Did You Know?

​1 out of 3 people in the U.S. have allergies or allergy related symptoms, according to the CDC.

Did You Know?

​Allergies are the 5th leading chronic disease and the 3rd most common in children.

12242 Queenston Blvd, Suite E
Houston, TX 77095

Office: (713) 252-3579
Billing: (281) 375-9300

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