RE: Recut charges

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From:Sheila Poellein <>
To:"'MacDonald, Jennifer'" <>, "''" <>
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We have not begun to charge patients for recuts for send-outs but do charge
attorneys.  Our "processing" fee is $50 a slide.  This certainly has limited
our requests to those that are truly needed.  We ask for payment in advance.
I would be interested to see the feedback on this one also.  Sheila

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From: MacDonald, Jennifer []
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2000 11:25 AM
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Subject: Recut charges

Is anyone charging for recuts that are sent to other facilities at the
patient's request?  These are either second opinions or a large treatment
facility that wants the slides.  We were sending our original H&Es to the
treatment facilities but we were not getting our slides back.  We are doing
a large number of recuts and it is not reflected in the workload report as
only billable tests are reported.   Also is anyone charging lawyers' offices
for recuts that are "requested" by a subpoena?  If you are charging for
either of the two situations what dollar amount are you charging.  Do you
charge per slide or per case?  All help is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Jennifer MacDonald
San Antonio Community Hospital
Upland, CA  91786
(909) 985-2811 ext. 4148

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