[Histonet] Pathologist Consultation Send out

Della Speranza, Vinnie dellav <@t> musc.edu
Tue Sep 8 16:39:24 CDT 2009

Dr. Cartun's remarks describe the process followed at our facility.

Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
165 Ashley Avenue Suite 309
Charleston, SC 29425
tel. 843-792-6353
fax. 843-792-8974

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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Cartun
Sent: Sunday, September 06, 2009 10:59 AM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu; Rick.Garnhart <@t> memorialhealthsystem.com
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Pathologist Consultation Send out

Most pathologists that bill separately have a contract with the hospital to provide services.  Therefore, in my opinion, if the pathologist can't provide a diagnosis and the case is sent out, the pathologist is responsible for the bill.  However, if the case is sent out at the request of the patient or clinician (after the pathologist has established a diagnosis) then the patient (or her/his insurance) or the clinician is responsible for the bill.  The hospital should not have to pay for these requests.  


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

>>> <Rick.Garnhart <@t> memorialhealthsystem.com> 9/4/2009 1:07 PM >>>

If your Pathologists bill for the professional component privately, and your hospital bills for the technical component, who pay for expert
consultations of slides sent out?

Rick Garnhart HT(ASCP)
Memorial Health System
Histology Supervisor
1400 E. Boulder St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Cell: 719-365-8357
Ph:  719-365-6926
Fax: 719-365-6373
rick.garnhart <@t> memorialhealthsystem.com 

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