RE: charges for multiple specimens in 1 bottle

From:"Weems, Joyce"

It is my understanding that if the pathologist gives separate diagnoses for
each specimen you can charge per specimen.  It is not container driven. 

Joyce Weems
Pathology Manager
Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
404-851-7831 - fax

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Jackie.O' [mailto:Jackie.O'] 
Sent:	Thursday, October 10, 2002 12:09 PM
To:	eileen dusek
Subject:	Re: charges for multiple specimens in 1 bottle

What kind of specimens?  Skin bx?  I used to get 3-4 skin bx per bottle that
the dermatologist inked different colors - we could only charge for one
specimen, even tho they were 3-4 different sites.   I don't think you can
charge for 3 specimens if you have one container.


                    eileen dusek


                                            Subject:     charges for
multiple specimens in 1 bottle               
                    10/10/2002 09:12




We recently recieved a specimen with 3 biopsies in one bottle, yes I know
crazy. My question is can we charge 3X's, the specimens can be identified
Thanks for your help

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