RE: [Histonet] Charging for patient slide send out

From:"Weems, Joyce"

It's professional only - none for the actual send out charges. 

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 Bernice
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 2:28 PM
To: 'Richard Cartun';
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Charging for patient slide send out

Isn't there a CPT code for consultation? 

Bernice Frederick HTL (ASCP)
Northwestern University
Pathology Core Facility
710 N Fairbanks Court
Olson 8-421
Chicago,IL 60611

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 11:37 AM
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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