RE: [Histonet] DiffQuik Question again

From:"Weems, Joyce"

We do Genta on all gastric bxs and then if they are not necessary we credit the charge. Joyce -----Original Message-----From:[]On Behalf Of RichardCartunSent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 2:17 PMTo:;; PatPatterson@mhd.comSubject: RE: [Histonet] DiffQuik Question againDear Juan:Do all these patients get billed for the Giemsa histochemical stain?RichardRichard W. Cartun, Ph.D.Director, Immunopathology & HistologyAssistant Director, Anatomic PathologyHartford Hospital80 Seymour StreetHartford, CT  06102(860) 545-1596(860) 545-0174 Fax>>> "GUTIERREZ, JUAN"  11/09/0401:29PM >>>We do a Giemsa on all gastric bx. And never get questioned.  Thepathologist does not have to review the H&E before it's done.  Weusually turn it in with the H&E.Juan C. Gutierrez, HT(ASCP)Histology Laboratory Supervisor(210)704-2533My opinions are my own and do not reflect those of my employer.  Longlive free speech!-----Original Message-----From: Patterson, Pat [] Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 10:01 AMTo: '' Subject: [Histonet] DiffQuik Question againHi all -Thanks for response previously for request for DiffQuik stainprotocols.I'm trying to get a sense from all about prodecure/policy -- do theclinicalsites routinely perform a DiffQuik on all Gastric Bxs?Or do your Pathologists order after initial review of H&E?  And if doneonall Bxs - have there been any questions from your Billing officesaboutnecessity?Thanks for any information.Pat PattersonMethodist Dallas Medical Center***********************************************************************This electronic transmission contains information from Methodist HealthSystem and should be considered confidential and privileged.  The information contained in the above messages is intended only for the use of the individual(s) and entity(ies) named above.  If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of this information is prohibited. If you receivethis transmission in error, please notify the sender immediately by return e-mail.  Methodist Health System, its subsidiaries and affiliates hereby claim all applicable privileges related to the transmission of this communication._______________________________________________Histonet mailing _______________________________________________Histonet mailing mailing listHistonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu Notice ** The information contained in this message may be privileged and is confidential information intended for the use of the addressee listed above. If you are neither the intended recipient nor the employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer.Thank you. Saint Josephs Health System, Inc.

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