RE: [Histonet] Grossing Tech (sorry)


Tom,  You have to remember that you are not only taking on increased
duties but increased responsibilities and liabilities.  What you are
suggesting is not unreasonable or outrageous.  If you didn't do it they
would have to do it themselves or hire a PA.  If you are doing PA type
work then you should demand a PA like salary and what you are asking
would be in that ballpark.  Of course a PA would gross more than just
the 304 and 305 specimens but your availability should count for
something.  It never hurts to ask for what you want.  Good Luck

Charles Embrey, PA(ASCP) 

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 8:16 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Grossing Tech (sorry)

I know this has been discussed many times but I am unable to find
anything in the archives that seems to fit my situation so please
forgive me for bringing it up again....

I am negotiating a deal with our 3 pathologists to take over the
grossing of small biopsies (skins, GIs, etc.) so I have to come up with
a price.  I am also a full-time lab employee.  I really cannot see the
lab bumping up my hourly pay to cover work that is done for the
pathologists (they are hospital employees but separate from the lab.  On
the other hand, the time that I spend grossing will take away from my
lab duties.  I don't know how it's all going to work out yet....

At any rate, I have to come up with a price.  It seems reasonable that
the best scenario for me is to be paid per specimen grossed based on CPT
code.  The vast majority of our specimen are 88305s.  If I can go this
route, I am thinking somewhere in the neighborhood of $2 for an 88304
and $3 for an 88305.  Perhaps this is way off-base and totally
unrealistic.  I'm hoping that someone out there has worked out something


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