Tag - allergies

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 [...]

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 [...]

Managing allergic rhinitis

Below are medication recommendations for treating allergic rhinitis. All recommendations are available to Texas Children’s Health Plan members without prior authorization! Oral Antihistamines: Oral cetirizine or loratadine (once daily) offers relief for itchy eyes/nose/throat and congestion. Available in liquid and tablet formulations. Cetirizine can be prescribed in patients as young as 6 months of age whereas loratadine is only approved in patients 2 years of age and older. Headache and drowsiness are the most common side effects. If side effects [...]

Key Points of March 2016 CME

It isn’t Funny when your Eyes and Nose are Runny Key Points of March 2016 CME “It isn’t funny when your eyes and nose are runny” was presented by Dr. Kristin Dillard, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital Section of Allergy and Immunology and Dr. Honey Herce, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital Department of Ophthalmology. The live CME activity on March 3, 2016 was simulcast to several Texas Children’s Hospital locations across the Houston area. Key points from [...]