Category: Toxicology

How Ancillary Services Like Toxicology Point of Care and Toxicology Confirmation Testing Are Helping Private Practice

In the United States, we have such a wide and varied population that represents every genetic disease and covers every health problem the rest of the world sees combined. From diseases like sickle cell mainly seen in regions like Africa to various genetic disease seen in groups like the Ashkenazi Jews, even portions of our  […]

7 Questions Physicians Should Ask When Considering Toxicology Testing


7 Questions Physicians Should Ask When Considering Toxicology Testing (1) Toxicology testing, from point-of-service testing all the way to confirmation testing, must still remain within the confines of medical necessity. Several clinics and physicians have been in the news lately for abusing Medicare/Medicaid by blanket testing all patients for every drug and drug class –  […]

How services like Toxicology Testing make patients more loyal


Blog Post How services like Toxicology The very idea of testing your patients to make sure they are remaininBlog Post How services like Toxicology The very idea of testing your patients to make sure they are remaining compliant with their treatment is counter-intuitive, you are basically questioning your patients. Although, in this day, you can’t  […]

Reasons Why Toxicology Testing Helps Improve Patient Care


Reasons Why Toxicology Testing Helps Improve Patient Care As health care providers, whether you are a physician, nurse practitioner, chiropractor, or other caregiver, your first responsibility is usually towards your patient. The idea of putting those under your care first is also, in part, described under the term, “medically necessary.” So, when you hear about  […]

Why do I need In Clinic Toxicology Testing and Toxicology Confirmation Testing as an ancillary service? Why now?

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As the current environment in health care with the abuse of prescription medications combined with the CDC’s classification of pain medication abuse as an “epidemic,” there is a movement towards requiring the use of toxicology testing for every patient prescribed any mood or mind altering pharmaceutical.  Many states are now requiring you to check in  […]

Reasoning behind why Toxicology Testing is appropriate for clinicians and health care today:


Nearly 15,000 people die every year of overdoses involving prescription painkillers.  1 in 20 people in the United States, age 12 or older, reported using prescription painkillers for nonmedical reasons in the past year.  Since 2010, enough prescription painkillers were prescribed to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for a month. I previously mentioned in an  […]

An independent review of Toxicology Testing and its benefits.


Many of you, regardless of specialty, understand the need for toxicology testing but also recognize that it can present an ethical dilemma not only on how it can influence patient care but also on the financial abuse of the health care system, as a whole.  While, legally, you may not benefit financially from confirmation testing  […]

3 Reasons Your Practice Needs AMS’s Toxicology Testing Solution


At AMS, we understand ancillary services and we have worked to provide only the best solutions possible in each arena.  With many solutions, there are legal restrictions in terms of anti-kickback regulations and Stark laws.  We have the knowledge and experience to take the particulars of your practice in terms of how many practitioners you  […]

How Ancillary Services Like Toxicology Testing Are Increasing Revenue and Patient Satisfaction For Healthcare Professionals


 The health care landscape is increasingly becoming more complicated in all aspects: volume, reimbursement and insurance requirements, legal standards, as well as maintaining and improving revenue flow for your clinic.  It has become harder to put your patient and their care first.  Combine all of this with the new health care requirements, and it is  […]