[Histonet] Finance Question

Kathleen Boozer BoozerKA <@t> ah.org
Tue Aug 11 13:02:48 CDT 2009

We are asking the same questions and in addition, FNA help.  We are
looking at 99000 and 99001 which has something to do with assisting the
physician.  I don't have the correct wording but I have an expert coming
tomorrow who can clarify.  

Kathy Boozer

Kathy Boozer, HT (ASCP), IHCQ
Adventist Medical Center
Portland, OR
boozerka <@t> pa.org

>>> Rene J Buesa <rjbuesa <@t> yahoo.com> 08/11/2009 10:04 >>>
All bone marrows (aspirates and biopsies) were handled and credited to
the histology cost center at my institution. 
René J.

--- On Tue, 8/11/09, Nita Searcy <NSEARCY <@t> swmail.sw.org> wrote:

From: Nita Searcy <NSEARCY <@t> swmail.sw.org>
Subject: [Histonet] Finance Question
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu 
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 12:20 PM

Any institutions / laboratories where bone marrows are performed have
an issue with Bone Marrows and what department gets what revenue /
workload, etc.

There are no CPT codes for the "technical work" that is performed by
the hematology technicians only the Surgical Pathology charges.  (save
for 85097- Bone marrow smear interpretation , a professional charge).
Technically speaking, about 1/3 of the technical work is done in
hematology and 2/3 in histology but we have a discussion as who is to
get the revenue because only one charge master code can be attached to
the test.

Frankly, the revenue  stays in the laboratory, but when work stats are
performed and cost / test is being evaluated, the administrators want a
true cost per test. If there are hundreds of bone marrows, then this
revenue can become an issue between hematology and surgical pathology. 


Nita Searcy, HT/HTL (ASCP)
Scott and White Hospital
Division Manager, Anatomic Pathology
2401 S. 31st. Street 
Temple, Texas, 76502
nsearcy <@t> swmail.sw.org 


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