RE: billing query
|From:||"George, Cheryl" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
For HCFA purposes, it depends on whether you are operating as an independent
lab or a hospital based/owned lab. This rule applies mainly to whether or
not you can bill the pathologist's professional fee that the reference lab
Cheryl George, BS, HT (ASCP)
Elliot Hospital Laboratory
> From: Weems, Joyce[SMTP:JWEEMS@sjha.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2000 7:48 AM
> To: 'Hagerty, Marjorie A.'; 'Histonet'
> Subject: RE: billing query
> We bill the same CPT codes that the reference lab bills.
> Joyce Weems
> Pathology Manager
> Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hagerty, Marjorie A. [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, December 04, 2000 7:00 PM
> To: 'Histonet'
> Subject: billing query
> I am getting two conflicting opinions on a billing situation. If we
> send out
> a renal biopsy to another lab for electron microscopy, light
> microscopy, and
> immunofluorescence - do we bill our hospital patient for each test
> by CPT
> code for that test, or do we bill an 88323?
> Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.
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