RE: [Histonet] Billing of Immunos

From:"Joe Nocito"

I just had an in-service on this this morning. You may charge one immuno for
each specimen. Example: if I have a case with a cervical bx designated as 12
o'clock and 6 o'clock and the Dr. orders 2 immunos on each block, I charge
for 4 immunos.
Example 2: If I have a uterus that has 10 blocks and the Dr. asks for 2
immunos on block 1( say cervix) and 2 on block 7 (say endometrium) I can
only charge for 2 immunos because there is only 1 specimen despite have
multiple areas submitted. If you have any more questions, or if I can
explain it better, please don't hesitate to call me 210-231-8058. Hope this
clears things up a bit.

Joe Nocito, BS, HT(ASCP) QIHC
Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, TX

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Cazares,
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 2:39 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Billing of Immunos

Hello Histonetters,

I have a question regarding Immuno billing.  If a case has parts 1 & 2,
and immunos ( 2 antibodies ) are done on 4 blocks of part 1, how many
immuno charges can be billed?  There seems to be some disagreement on
this.  I have always known it to be one charge per specimen per
antibody.  What are the exceptions, if any ?


Ruth Cazares

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