Offer Your Patients Relief from Allergies
In-house allergy testing and treatment offers patients relief from one of the most widespread diseases in the country – all from the convenience of your office.
Allergies affect over 20% of Americans, a large percentage of which are children. This chronic condition can cause asthma and other respiratory complications and severely lower a sufferer’s quality of life. Billions of dollars are spent every year on over-the-counter allergy medications that don’t provide lasting relief. In-house allergy testing and treatment offers your patients relief from one of the most widespread conditions in the country – all from the convenience of your office.
At Ancillary Medical Solutions, we work with you to discuss allergy testing and immunotherapy needs for your office in accordance with your practice demographic. We partner with companies specializing in identifying, diagnosing, and effectively treating allergies by implementing a complete solution utilizing state-of-the-art testing and immunotherapy, AMS helps healthcare providers deliver lasting relief from allergies.
Turnkey testing and immunotherapy solutions costs nothing to start and can be set up in your office in under three weeks. Our allergy partners provide all the necessary materials and training to your office, so that you can provide a service your patients will find invaluable
With only a few thousand allergists actively practicing in the United States and over 60 million people suffering from allergy-related disease, there’s an overwhelming demand for additional providers to help treat this allergy epidemic. Moreover, this is an 8 billion dollar a year industry and there has never been a better time to take on a more active role.
Allergy is the 5th leading chronic disease in the US among all ages and the 3rd most common chronic disease among children under 18 years-old.”
Why Choose AMS?
Our experience with multiple vendors ensures that your allergy partner will deliver the allergy needs for your practice. Our turnkey solution is designed to enhance your practice by improving the quality of life for your patients while adding a new and substantial revenue stream.
- Provide long-lasting treatment for seasonal and perennial allergies
- Retain patients previously referred to specialists
- Enhance practice revenues and patient retention
- Increase practice marketability
- Expand with no capital investment
- Improved quality of life
- Treat the cause of allergic disease, rather than just masking allergy symptoms
- Enable most patients to alleviate their allergy suffering permanently
A Comprehensive Service
Separate your practice from the rest by treating your patients’ allergies directly, rather than just masking the symptoms with medication.
- Assistance to promote allergy awareness
- All equipment and materials utilized in the allergy lab
- An on-site allergy technician/consultant for qualifying offices
- Continuous and ongoing training for your staff and patients
- Comprehensive feedback provided to physicians relating to testing, treatment, compliance, and billing.
- Precision state-of-the-art testing
- Customized treatment solutions
- Proven comprehensive processes and procedures
- Clinic or home immunotherapy
- Patient and staff education
What to expect:
- Personalized training
- All lab testing, immunotherapy supplies and patient educational materials
- Assistance with billing, coding and documentation
- Comprehensive ready-to-use procedures, protocols and forms
Universal Allergy Solutions
Our proven process is designed for physician and patient success.
Our Allergy Labs Offer:
- Proprietary processes and procedures
- Lab safety guidelines
- Aseptic techniques/sterile transfers
- Subdermal immunotherapy techniques
- Administrative procedures
- Coding and billing information
- Immunotherapy education for patients
Start-Up and Implementation
How Do I Get Started?
AMS and our lab partners work with your practice to provide a turnkey allergy testing and immunotherapy solution that will have a powerful impact on both the lives of your patients and the growth of your practice. An informational call or webinar can be scheduled to allow you to ask any pertinent questions prior to making any commitment.
An extensive certification process
Rest assured knowing we offer best-in-class training and certification procedures in training the staff required to perform all testing and immunotherapy procedures.
No Cost for Equipment or Supplies
We provide everything you need to offer a fully-functional allergy testing service to your patient population. All you need to get started is an exam room with a small refrigerator for the allergy testing procedure and have patients complete an allergy checklist as part of the standard intake procedure. All billing codes and support are provided for you to enjoy the benefits of this truly turnkey solution.
Easy to use reimbursement codes
- 95004: Allergy Testing
- 95165: Immunotherapy Mixing
1) Reserve a small exam room for your allergy specialist to perform testing and immunotherapy.
2) Educate patients you now provide allergy testing and treatment.
3) Begin incorporating the Allergy Checklist into the standard intake procedure for your practice.
4) For those who test positive for allergies, prescribe a treatment plan that truly gets lasting results.
5) Enjoy the benefits of satisfied patients, as you watch your practice grow from a new revenue stream and patient referrals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Allergen Immunotherapy?
Allergen Immunotherapy is a 100% natural medication and the most reliable and effective means of desensitizing your body to allergens, the substances that can cause an allergic reaction. In some people, the immune system thinks allergens are foreign or dangerous. Known as antigens, these substances may be foreign substance from the environment, such as chemicals, bacteria, viruses, or pollen, or may be formed inside the body, as with bacterial toxins or tissue cells. Both cause the immune system to produce antibodies against it, and when an antigen attaches itself to your body’s cells, you experience a bad reaction depending on your sensitivity to that specific antigen.
Through proper testing and treatment formulation using Allergen Immunotherapy, your body will learn to build its immunity to these allergies, lessening their effects and improving daily life. Most treatments you receive do not interfere with prescribed allergy treatments and our allergy technician and your physician may explain this process in more detail.
Q: Which allergies do you test for?
We care about your health and the overall satisfaction of your daily life. Our practice tests for the most allergies specific to a region, including common allergens such as cedar, oak, grasses, and proteins from pets, dust, insects, molds, and pollens. Our physicians will offer the best solution for your individual allergy relief.
Q: How is Immunotherapy administered?
Once your test results are reviewed and immunotherapy has been chosen, your allergy technician will compound the
individual medications in increased dosages so the body can overcome allergies in time.
Q: How long does this test take?
Once scheduled for a test, it usually only takes 15 minutes to visually identify your allergies and document your test results. Skin Testing is the oldest and most reliable form of allergy testing and our method is the most reliable and convenient system available to identify your specific allergies and their severity. Our improved and modern testing technique is administered without the pain, cutting, or pricking of past skin test methods. Patients will notice small raised irritations associated with the allergic reaction to the specific antigens tested.
Q: How long will the Immunotherapy treatment last?
Results vary for each individual. However, many people report allergy symptom relief in less than three months. The initial course of Immunotherapy is one year, but full immunity to allergens can take from one to five years.
Q: Who can be tested?
Adults and children over the age of two can be tested for allergies, but women who are pregnant and/or breast-feeding, patients with uncontrollable asthma, and patients medicating with beta-blockers are discouraged from testing. However, if their health care provider has completed a short physical exam and cleared the patient, testing is allowed.
Q: Are Immunotherapy and allergy testing covered by my insurance?
Yes, the majority of private and government insurance programs cover both allergy testing and Immunotherapy. Patient
benefit coverage will be verified prior to testing and treatment.
Patient and Physician Perspectives
Bring relief to the 1 in 5 Americans suffering from allergies. Your patients will love you for it and your practice will gain a robust revenue stream.
“One of the most professional and knowledgeable practice revenue companies I have ever worked with. The training, testing, and treatment has gone smoother than I could have ever imagined.”
“Partnering with AMS has been a great, stress-free experience. They have delivered exactly what we needed, far above our expectations. I highly recommend them.”
“I have spent thousands of dollars over the years on over-the-counter allergy medications. When my doctor offered immunotherapy I took the chance right away. A year later my allergies are nearly gone and I am more productive and happier all year round.”
Facts & Figures
Allergies in America
- An estimated 50 million Americans (1 in 5) suffer from some type of allergy, including indoor/outdoor, food and drug, latex, insect, skin, and eyes. The overall number of allergy sufferers has been increasing since the early 1980s across all age, sex, and racial groups, and many people have more than one type of allergy.
- Allergy is the 5th leading chronic disease in the U.S. among all ages, and the 3rd most common chronic disease among children under 18 years old.
- Indoor and Outdoor Allergies – Approximately 40 million Americans have indoor/outdoor allergies as their primary allergy, including allergic rhinitis, seasonal/perennial allergies, hay fever, and other nasal allergies. The most common indoor/outdoor allergy triggers are: tree, grass and weed pollen; mold spores; dust mite and cockroach allergen; and cat, dog, and rodent dander. Approximately 10 million people are allergic to cat dander, the most common pet allergy.
- Skin Allergies – Approximately 7% of allergy sufferers have skin allergies as their primary allergy, including atopic dermatitis, eczema, hives, urticarial, and contact allergies. Plants such as poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are the most common skin allergy triggers, however skin contact with cockroach and dust mite allergen, certain foods, or latex may also trigger symptoms of skin allergy.
- Allergies are the most frequently reported chronic condition in children, limiting activities for more than 40%.
- Each year, allergies account for more than 17 million outpatient office visits, primarily in the spring and fall. Seasonal allergies account for more than half of all allergy visits.
- Skin allergies account for more than 7 million outpatient visits each year.
- Food allergies account for 30,000 visits to the emergency room each year.
- Exposure to the latex allergen is responsible for over 200 cases of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions) annually.
Social and Economic Costs
- The annual cost of allergies is estimated to be nearly $14.5 billion.
- Nearly 85% ($12.3 billion) is for direct costs, including $1.3 billion for doctor office visits and $11 billion for medications ($7 billion prescription, $4 billion over-the-counter).
- Indirect costs of allergy (missed work or school, lost productivity, death, etc.) account for approximately $2.2 billion (15%) of the total annual cost of allergies in the U.S.
- For adults, allergies (hay fever) is the 5th leading chronic disease and a major cause of work absenteeism and “presenteeism,” resulting in nearly 4 million missed or lost workdays each year and a total cost of more than $700 million in total lost productivity.