Tag - allergen

Clarification in Limitations of Allergen Immunotherapy

Based on recommendations of network providers, the immunotherapy preparation (CPT 95165) benefit has been modified to allow 80 units in 6 months. This will facilitate ease of payment for initial preparation of antigen mixture for new patients and is consistent with national guidelines. Subsequent to the initial preparation claim, Texas Children’s Health Plan anticipates immunotherapy preparation (CPT 95165) maintenance claims consistent with national guidelines. Billing Use of CPT code 95165, professional services for the supervision and provision of antigens for allergen immunotherapy [...]

Red Eyes – Getting the Treatments Right!

Conjunctivitis comes in three forms: Pearls: PURULENT DISCHARGE (PUS) distinguishes Bacterial from Viral Conjunctivitis PRE-AURICLULAR LYMPH NODE swelling suggests Viral Conjunctivitis ITCHING distinguishes Allergic from Viral Conjunctivitis           Katherine K. Wang, PharmD. Clinical Pharmacist Texas Children's Hospital at The Center for Children and Women Joung A. Choi, PharmD. Pharmacy Manager Texas Children's Hospital at The Center for Children and Women Harold J. Farber, MD, MSPH, FAAP Associate Medical Director Texas Children’s Health Plan Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology & Associate Residency Program Director Baylor College of [...]