While we do our best to support our patients, program costs must be taken into consideration as it directly affects your treatment plan.
Our philanthropic efforts to make TIP™ accessible to more families cover over half the cost of treatment for each patient. The remaining financials are billed to you or your health insurance provider.
(Prior to Insurance)
Copays or Deductibles
Will vary depending on your insurance.
$298 - $338 every 3 months, if needed.
SKIN/Patch Testing: Average $2,000 PFT (Spirometry Testing): $120 ENO (Exhaled Nitric Oxide Test): $40
Diagnostic Testing Costs for PPO Insurance Plans
Diagnostic testing costs can range between $3,500 - $7,500 depending on testing required (billed to insurance).
$500 is due at your lab appointment.
Any remaining balance is due within one month of final insurance decisions in order to continue in the Tolerance Induction Program™.
Please Note: The maximum out-of-pocket cost that will be charged to patients for diagnostic testing is $3,500 each time lab work is required. If your gap exception is approved to be seen at Foundation Labs (an out-of-network laboratory) at an in-network rate, you will be refunded your full deposit once your insurance has paid the claim. If your gap exception is not approved, your deposit will go towards your outstanding balance of your laboratory bill and you will be responsible for the difference. Please see FAQs regarding more information related to PA's and Appeals.
Diagnostic Testing Costs for Self-Pay/Kaiser/HMO
Diagnostic Testing Cost: $3,500
$1,000 is due at your lab appointment.
Remaining balance of $2,500 is due within four months of the date that your lab appointment occurred in order to continue in the Tolerance Induction Program™.
Please note: Pricing subject to change based on contracted rates with insurance providers.
*Actual totals may vary, depending on the specific diagnostic/allergen testing required for each individual patient.
**Foundation Labs is currently in the process of contracting with all major insurance providers including BCBS, Cigna, Aetna and United Healthcare among others. Due to state and federal regulations the lab was not able to begin contracting with insurers until it was approved and open for operation, which has caused a delay in our contracting process. Due to the range of insurance plans offered by each provider we are unable to provide a list of approved plans by carrier.
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You will find the appropriate procedure/billing codes (CPT) for the services provided by the Southern California Food Allergy Institute and Foundation Labs here.
First Visit $450, then $435 for subsequent visits.
TIP™ Program Fee
The Tolerance Induction Program™ fee is $1,125 per child, per quarter ($4,500 per year) for every quarter that your child is in the program. The fee is used to provide predictive data analytics for treatment plan development, 24/7 support, facilitate food protein extraction, food and dosing preparation for at-home dosing as well as in-house food challenges. This fee is an out-of-pocket expense that is not billable to insurance, and is separate from any office visit, diagnostic testing, or SLIT fees or any corresponding co-pays or deductibles billed to you by your health insurance provider.
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