RE: [Histonet] Charging for patient slide send out

From:"Lester Raff"

We do a lot of send outs for second opinion.  We send them all by Fedex.
We have a standard form and a standard fee of $35, usually paid in
advance by patient credit card.

Lester J. Raff, MD
Medical Director
UroPartners, LLC Laboratory

2225 Enterprise Dr. Suite 2511

Westchester, IL 60154

ph:  708-486-0076
fax: 708-486-0080
-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Weems,
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 11:45 AM
To: Richard Cartun;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Charging for patient slide send out

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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