RE: [Histonet] cap ihc info

From:"Dawson, Glen"


Just an Observation...Has anyone else ever wondered why we cannot charge for
IHC's on multiple blocks that are considered the "same" sample: eg. A1, A2,
A3, A4, A5 on a case where 3 IHC's are ordered on each block, only 3 are
billable although we are really performing 15.  Yet, when it comes to
negative controls, one must be run on each of the blocks because they are
seperate and distinct.

The end result of this madness is that, if you count the negative control
run on each of the blocks, although 20 IHC's are run for the above case,
only 3 are billable.  I find it strange that when it comes to being able to
bill for a case like this, the blocks are too much
the "same" to bill for all technical work done, but,when it comes to running
negatives (& lets face it, negatives are largely procedural and not closely
monitored by many pathologists), it is vital that one be run on each block
because they are not the same, although it is all just one, big, happy
specimen.  The IHC lab is lucky enough to take it in the shorts on cases
like this.

Ain't Life Grand,

Glen Dawson
Milwaukee, WI

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