RE: [Histonet] SURVEY
|From:||"Christine Tambasco" |
We have a small hospital that uses Meditech computer software. When we
enter the specimen it is automatically connected to the CPT code and
we daily print the patient billing list that pulls up that code. We do
alter it after reading the final diagnosis if it turns out to be
incorrect or to add special stain CPT codes. Our turn around time is
typically 1 day and the billing dept automatically gets the codes thru
the computer. Our Pathologist is not paid for hospital autopsies as
he is paid just to be the laboratory director. The county, however,
pays for coroners cases and no extra fees are charged by the hospital.
It's just a courtesy thing I quess. Good Luck!
Christine Tambasco, HT (ASCP)
St. Mary's Hospital
427 Guy Park Ave.
Amsterdam, New York 12010
From: "Weems, Joyce"
>Subject: [Histonet] SURVEY
>Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 17:51:37 -0500
>Two questions for "O ye wise ones"
>1. Do you all, especially hospitals, match technical CPT billing
>with your pathologist's professional billing codes? And
> if so, how do you do this? Who does this? Do your
>Is it done before or after diagnosis? How do you meet the
> hospital billing window?
> 2. When your pathologist is paid to perform autopsies by the
>does the fee include lab testing or does the hospital
> pay additional monies to the pathologist to cover cost of
>immunos, special stains, cultutes, drug screens, etc.?
>As always, thanks for your help. j:>)
>Saint Joseph's Hospital
>5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
>Atlanta, GA 30342
>404-851-7376 - Phone
>404-851-7831 - Fax
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