Re: Date of Service

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From:Patricia Karlisch <>,
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  Date of Service should be the date the specimen or procedure was performed on  the Patient. This is especially important if it is an IN patien, for billing purposes.  
  Date of Service is not necessarily the accession date if you are receiving specimens from outside.  In our institution if the DOS does not match up with the LIS and HIS the bill will not go out until corrected.   Pat Karlisch
>>> "Suder, Joanne" <> 06/13 2:26 PM >>>
I need everyones opinion as to what a "Date of Service" is considered to be.
Is it the day tissue is received in the laboratory for processing or the day
the pathologist renders their diagnosis. Please reply to the e-mail address

Thank you 

Joanne C. Suder BA HT (ASCP)
Practice Manager - Department of Dermatology
University of Pennsylvania Health System
3700 Market St Suite 312
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-374-4410 (pager)
215-349-5509 (fax) 

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