RE: charging

From:"Willis, Donna"

I would like to hear more from others on this charging question.  When we
receive a frozen (88331) we cut a toluidine blue to allow the pathologist to
get a jump start on reviewing the case.  Sometimes this is all that is
needed.  When they do need an H&E performed we give ourselves credit for
performing both for workload purposes but only charge the patient for one.  
Donna Willis, HT/HTL(ASCP)
Histology Lab Manager
Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Texas

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa Jensen []
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 5:28 PM
To:; eileen dusek
Subject: Re: charging

Yes to charging on the T.B frozen stain.I don't know about the touch preps.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: eileen dusek   
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 11:38 AM
Subject: charging

Hi Everyone,
As is the case recently with a lot of us I have  billing questions. Do you
think we could charge for a toluidine blue stain on a frozen section, this
is in addition to the H/E.
The same question for a touch prep. We routinely stain a Giemsa and H/E on a
smear.  Is the TP code  specific to a giemsa stain?
Thanks for your help.
Central DuPage Hospital


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