RE: [Histonet] Charging for patient slide send out

From:"Weems, Joyce"

We have patient pay shipping charge and have facilities that will bill pt ins for second opinion. So many consultants are changing to bill client only that it has really become a problem. j

Joyce Weems
Pathology Manager
Saint Joseph's Hospital 
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-851-7376 - Phone
404-851-7831 - Fax

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 12:37 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Charging for patient slide send out

I know we have discussed this before, but how many of you in clinical pathology labs are doing direct patient billing (cash or credit card) for sending out patient slides for second opinions?  We are getting so many requests now we cannot keep up, and we certainly can't afford to do this for free.  At a minimum, I think the patient should pay the mailing charge.  Thank you.


Richard W. Cartun, Ph.D.
Director, Immunopathology & Histology
Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology
Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT  06102
(860) 545-1596
(860) 545-0174 Fax

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