RE: IHC slide cost

From:"Bell, Lynne"

Our hospital charges the patient/insurance $101.65 for each antibody and
the pathologist charges the patient/insurance $100 for interpretation
and report.  The reimbursement from insurance companies and Medicare are
a totally different story.  Currently, in Vermont, Medicare reimburses
$37.51 for the technical component and the pathologist is reimbursed
$44.44.  Blue Cross reimburses the hospital approximately $57 - I'm not
sure what the pathologist is reimbursed.

Lynne A. Bell, HT (ASCP)
Central Vermont Hospital
P. O. Box 547
Barre, VT  05641

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