RE: **SPAM** [Histonet] SURVEY

From:Stevens Cathy

We default charges in Meditech using CPT codes. The pathologist' have access
to the billing codes and print copies of reports and bill for the
professional charges from that. they also review most of the daily reports
for accuracy in diagnosis coding matching the CPT code. As others have said,
we make corrections within the 3 day window. If possible.
Your second question is one I also have. We never bill for autopsies, just
pay to have them performed but I am not sure about the other billing. I was
going to check with HCA'S billing helpline. Especially when we have fetal
demise with autopsy and cytogenetics requested.

-----Original Message-----
From: Weems, Joyce []
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 3:52 PM
To: Histonet
Subject: **SPAM** [Histonet] SURVEY

Two questions for "O ye wise ones"
1.  Do you all, especially hospitals, match technical CPT billing codes
with  your pathologist's professional billing codes? And
     if so, how do you do this?  Who does this?  Do your pathologists?
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 hospital,
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:>)


Joyce Weems

Pathology Manager
Saint Joseph's Hospital 
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-851-7376 - Phone
404-851-7831 - Fax


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