Appointment Information:
The Hackensack Allergy and Asthma Center does NOT participate with all insurances and their respective plans. We have a list of plans which we participate with below, if your plan is not listed please call your insurance company to confirm we participate with your plan.

Participating Insurances List

We participate with all of the following insurances and plans (unless stated otherwise):
  • Advantage Health Plan (Hackensack University Medical Center, Inner Circle)
  • Aetna 
  • Amerihealth
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional 
  • Blue Card PPO and Omnia (Tier 2)
  • Cigna (except the Local Plus Networks)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Union Plans (Patient needs to check with their local office first)
  • Horizon Direct Access, NJ Direct, NJ Direct 10, NJ Direct 15, HMP (Referral), POS, PPO
  • Medicare 
  • AARP Medicare Advantage (United Healthcare) and Clover
  • Multiplan 
  • Oxford 
  • Qualcare
  • United Healthcare (except: Community Plan/Core HMO/Core POS/Compass Exclusion/Indemnity/Dual Medical Complete/Core Essential EPO)
  • UMR
**All Insurances with a deductable/co-insurance will require a credit card authorization form on file**

Tests Offered:
Skin Tests (Environmental;  Foods; Penicillin)
Patch Tests (General; Cosmetic; Metal)
Lung Tests (Spirometry; Bronchospastic Evaluation; FeNO)

Penicillin Testing

As a doctor specializing in allergy, Dr. Selvaggi is acutely aware of the impact of inappropriate antibiotic selection in patients with a questionable history of penicillin allergy or a remote history of penicillin allergy.  

Did You Know?*
  • 10% of the population lists penicillin as an allergy
  • A recent Kaiser Permanente Study shows that patients with a penicillin allergy revealed 30% more VRE, 23% more C. diff., and 14% more MRSA
  • In the year after elective penicillin skin testing, the total cost for antibiotics for these patients fell 32%
​​​​​​​Most insurers cover the test above, however it is your responsibility to contact your insurance to check your coverage.
*Macy, Eric, Contreras. “Health Care Use and Serious Infection Prevalence Associated with Penicillin ‘Allergy’ in Hospitalized Patients: A Cohort Study.” The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Mar. 2014

Metal Contact Allergy Testing

Metal Allergy Symptoms
A small number of Americans are allergic to one or more metals:
  • Nickel is the most common metal sensitivity
  • Up to 17% of women and 3% of men have a nickel allergy
  • About 1% to 3% of people are allergic to cobalt and chromium
(http//:www.arthritis.org)
​​​​​​​Most insurers cover the test above, however it is your responsibility to contact your insurance to check your coverage.

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This document provides details of our procedure for metal patch testing.

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Procedures Offered:
Desensitization (Environmental [pollens, pets, dust mite]; Rapid desensitizations; Medications)
Oral Challenges  (Food, Medication)
Immune Infusions (Intravenous Immunoglobulin [IVIG] for immune reconstitution and neurologic therapies)