Re: Date of Service

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From:Don Hammer <>
To:"Suder, Joanne" <>, "Histonet (E-mail)" <>
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In most hospitals, the DOS is the day the specimen was removed.  This often
causes even more of a rush to try to comply with billing rules of posting
the charge(s) in a certain amount of days.  (varies from institution to
institution, but is usually 3 to 5 days)  Can't possibly complete some
procedures or they aren't even ordered before then. One cannot post a charge
until it's been ICD9 coded and that has to be done from the final diagnosis.
Difficult to impossible.

Don Hammer, Retired Guy
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From: Suder, Joanne <>
To: Histonet (E-mail) <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2000 11:26 AM
Subject: Date of Service

> Histonetters,
> I need everyones opinion as to what a "Date of Service" is considered to
> Is it the day tissue is received in the laboratory for processing or the
> the pathologist renders their diagnosis. Please reply to the e-mail
> below.
> 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
> 215-662-6759
> 215-374-4410 (pager)
> 215-349-5509 (fax)

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