[Histonet] Billing question

Richard Cartun Rcartun <@t> harthosp.org
Thu Sep 7 08:13:34 CDT 2006

That's not the point.  The real question is, "Why are you doing it if
it's not medically necessary?".


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

>>> "Zajic Kari" <Kari.Zajic <@t> HCAhealthcare.com> 09/07/06 8:29 AM >>>
We also bill for a Giemsa on all stomach specimens...if it's being
performed, read and diagnosed out, why wouldn't you be able to charge
for the work? Did he give you a reason? That's like saying oh, you can't
charge for services done...

Kari Marie Zajic HTL,MLT
Histology Supervisor
Palms West Hospital
Pathology Department
13001 State Road Eighty
Loxahatchee, Florida 33470
phone:      (561)798-6036
telefax:     (561)753-4298
voicemail: (561)753-4299
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email: Kari.Zajic <@t> HCAHealthcare.com 

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Subject: [Histonet] Billing question


Our hospital recently had an insurance/billing consultant give us some
advice. We currently perform and bill for a giemsa stain (special stain
group I) on all stomach and esophagus biopsy specimens. The consultant
told us that we could no longer bill for those. What stain is everyone
else doing and how are you billing it?

Brandi Farris
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