Venom extract – what’s next?
The Advocacy Council and the College are aware of and understand the financial impact the venom extract issue is having on providing venom testing and immunotherapy for allergy practices and their patients.
We are in the process of collecting enough information to ask for increased reimbursement from CMS and other third-party payors. This requires invoices – not price schedules, letters, or statements – from HollisterStier. Please forward copies of 2017 and 2018 (dated after 4-1-18) invoices (for the same products; i.e., 2017 mixed vespid; 2018 mixed vespid) to us or fax to 847-427-9656 – Attn: Sue Grupe. By comparing the 2017/2018 invoices and showing the drastic increases in costs, we can support our request for an increase in reimbursement for venom extract.