Allergy Diagnostics & Allergen Immunotherapy Training

How will I benefit from UM’s program?

Physicians will be able to incorporate allergy diagnosis, testing, treatment, and management into their practice. They will be able to administer allergy testing and immunotherapy treatment to their patients, even if they are not board-certified in allergy and immunology. Physicians will be able to provide allergy care within their private practices, continuing and expanding upon their existing relationships with patients.

Physicians will also be able to appropriately bill and receive reimbursement from insurance companies for providing allergy care.

Other medical practitioners will bring advanced training and skills to work with primary care physicians, as well as allergists, pediatricians, otolaryngologists, pulmonologists, dermatologists, and other specialists. They will be well-positioned to assist with or perform allergy testing and immunotherapy, as well as educate patients and other practitioners in current allergy standards of care for management, treatment, and prevention. They will also be able to perform the billing and coding required for reimbursement of allergy testing and treatment.

Is this program right for me?

To join in the hands-on training portions of the class, participants should have prior experience working in the medical field, as a family medicine or pediatric resident, physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, registered nurse or certified medical assistant working in a medical office.

Allied health professionals, including acupuncturists or registered dieticians/nutritionists, may also find this program useful for enhancing their understanding of clients’ allergy testing results, allergy, and food intolerances; however, these practitioners will not be permitted to practice skin testing or other hands-on procedures during the training.

This program may be especially valuable for clinicians working in primary care, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, dermatology, pulmonology, and otolaryngology.

How long is the program?

The Allergy Diagnostics & Allergen Immunotherapy Training Workshop is a one-day, nine-hour workshop. 

Program format and location

This workshop will be offered in a synchronous and remote delivery format.

Tuition and fees

The registration fee for the one-day Allergy Diagnostics & Allergen Immunotherapy Training Workshop is $500.

Financial assistance options

Financial assistance optionsFinancial assistance is available for this program. To learn more, please call 305-284-8841 or email jxg1870@miami.edu.

 

What can I do after earning the certificate?

  • Upon successful completion of the workshop, you will be able to:
  • Perform and interpret allergy skin and blood tests
  • Determine how and which allergens cause allergic reactions
  • Be prepared to administer allergy treatment, including allergen immunotherapy
  • Understand how to manage allergic disease in relation to other chronic conditions, such as pulmonary, sinus, sleep, ophthalmic and dermatologic conditions
  • Understand the billing and coding required for recording and insurance reimbursement of allergy diagnosis and treatment
  • Include allergy diagnosis, treatment, and management as part of your practice, with confidence that it is within the scope of your training

What are the requirements to earn the certificate?

To earn the certificate, participants must have prior recognized medical training. Recognized degrees include M.D., D.O., nursing or physician assistant; certified medical assistants may also qualify to earn the certificate. Participants must also attend all of the lectures and hands-on training.

Required courses

To earn a certificate of completion, participants must complete the following required courses:

  • Basics: Allergy and the Immune System
  • Allergens: Aeroallergens, Food, Mammals and Inhalant Insects
  • Practical Allergy Skin and Blood Testing, Interpretation and Diagnosis
  • Adverse Effects: Risk Reduction, Prevention, Treatment and Management of Anaphylaxis
  • Clinical Pharmacology: Allergy Medications; Allergy Prevention and Avoidance
  • Desensitization and Immunotherapy in Primary Care
  • Economics of Managing Allergy in Primary Care: Billing, Coding & Compliance and Fee for Service vs. Value-Based Medicine approaches

Have questions?

For more information, please call 305-284-8841 or email jxg1870@miami.edu.