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Tools and resources to help educate your insurer about severe food allergies and why you may qualify to get reimbursement. Remember, our Nutricia Navigator team can help you navigate the reimbursement landscape. Claims for Reimbursement usually require use of Reimbursement and Healthcare Common Procedures Coding System (HCPCS) Codes: “Reimbursement billing codes” are terms you will often hear referenced. The codes are part of a system created by insurance companies to identify the nutritional...
01/30/2014
Approximately 8% of children living in the United States are living with food allergies. A recent report published by JAMA Pediatrics, surveyed 1,600 caretakers of a child with a food allergy, the overall cost of childhood food allergies was estimated to be nearly $25 billion each year with medicine, special food, loss of work, and other expenses. This means, annually, food allergy costs are $4,184 per child. Special diets and allergen-free foods were...
06/17/2010
To follow up on Mallory’s post on Dysphagia, GERD, and Silent Aspiration in children, in this post we discuss the use of thickeners. We’ll also share some thickener options and questions you should ask the healthcare team. Your child’s healthcare team may recommend a thickener to help manage: reflux (“GER”), also called spitting up in infants dysphagia (trouble or difficulty swallowing), and/or aspiration (when fluid or food getting into the lungs) If your...
Baby Poop: What’s Normal and What’s Not?
07/17/2018
At Neocate, we get a lot of dirty questions from new parents starting on Neocate products. By messy, we mean questions about dirty diapers and baby poop. In this post, we’ll walk you through some of the most common questions related to what’s in your little one’s diapers – poop, bowel movements, poo, stool. We will tackle the issues that you might be too shy to ask. What is a normal baby poop?...
Baby Rashes from A to Z (Acne to Eczema!) and When Is It a Milk Allergy?
04/18/2017
Baby rashes…What new parent hasn’t asked questions like this: “Where did THAT come from?” Or maybe, “Why is she suddenly so ITCHY?” Or even “What ARE all of those little bumps on her head?” Babies drink what we give them (unless they don’t like it!), wear what we put on them (until they take it off!), and tend to stay where we put them (until they go mobile!). If adults are in control,...
01/30/2011
Question: What is the difference between immediate and delayed allergic reactions? We are trying to get to the bottom of what foods are causing my son’s allergic reactions and I think that he may be having a delayed reaction to something. Answer: Immediate allergic reactions, also known as IgE reactions, occur within a few moments of exposure to an allergen to up to two hours, so it is easy to identify which food...
03/16/2010
To start off our ingredient series, I wanted to review the basics about fats and why they are an important part of a person’s diet. The main purpose of fats is to serve as a storage system. They can also be used as an energy source if the body is depleted of necessary carbohydrates. Fats provide more calories (9 calories/gram) than both carbohydrates and protein (4 calories/gram), but this doesn’t mean they are...
Bullying and Food Allergies. What You Can Do?
01/04/2018
Bullying is upsetting to any child Kids with food allergies deal with the daily challenge of their allergies. In addition, bullying is especially stressful for them, due to the emotional. However, potential exposure to their allergens also poses a serious, sometimes life-threatening health risk. Now, let’s look at bullying and food allergies, tips for prevention, and other available resources to raise awareness and manage it. Know the Facts Both the number of children...
   
 
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