RE: Billing for recuts,vs send outs.

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Sandy Hinton

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> From: 	Jeff Silverman[]
> Sent: 	Saturday, November 21, 1998 7:18 AM
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> Subject: 	Billing for recuts,vs send outs.
> Clinical Netters-
> What are your labs doing, charge wise,  when the patient picks up slides
> for referral to a treating institution- either recuts or sending
> originals?
>  Is there a charge to the patient for picking up either recuts or
> original?
>  Do you charge for copies of reports only, clerical retrieval, review by
> docs, or only if you have to reproduce the slides by recuts, or never?
> Hope
> this isn't too confusing, but I'd like to know.
> Jeff Silverman
> Currently we do not charge patients for copies of slides and reports that
> are picked up by the patient or their family, or mailed out. We DO NOT
> release blocks.
> We do charge attorney's offices if there is a legal fee. The charge is $20
> handling fee and $8:00 per slide.
> University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

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