[Histonet] Technical charge 88342

mtitford <@t> aol.com mtitford <@t> aol.com
Wed Jul 14 11:04:36 CDT 2010

Dr  Cartun sent an email to the Histonet about what his institution bills for the technical component of 88342.

Dr Cartun - Don't feel so guilty! In reality no one much pays top dollar for any service in the hospital. Some patients are treated as DRG patients (Hospital gets paid set amount for treating the patient) and for other patients, their insurence company has contracts with the hospital, where the insurence company (BC/BS for example) pays what they think your cost is. If your are still curious, contact your billing office and ask what Medicare pays for a 88342. 

Sadly, the only people who pay top dollar are often those without insurence.

Michael Titford
USA Mobile AL

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