[Histonet] Technical charge - 88342

Kim.Donadio <@t> bhcpns.org Kim.Donadio <@t> bhcpns.org
Wed Jul 14 11:08:52 CDT 2010

Not to me. Anyway, just because that's what you charge don't mean that's 
what you're going to get in reimbursement. Medicare and Medicaid have a 
set fee and it's low. And most insurance only pay a percentage of what you 
charge, that varies with the company and the deal they make with your 
hospital. If you are trying to do a cost analysis for bringing something 
in house I don't recommend using what you charge, You could end up in 
debt. Just my two cents worth though. 

Hope this helps :-)

Kim Donadio 
Pathology Supervisor
Baptist Hospital
1000 W Moreno St.
Pensacola FL 32501
Phone (850) 469-7718
Fax (850) 434-4996

"Richard Cartun" <Rcartun <@t> harthosp.org> 
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07/14/2010 10:46 AM

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[Histonet] Technical charge - 88342

I was just informed that our technical charge (Part A) for 88342 
(Immunohistochemistry) is over $140.  That seems high to me.  What do you 


Richard W. Cartun, MS, PhD
Director, Histology & Immunopathology
Director, Biospecimen Collection Programs
Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology
Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT  06102
(860) 545-1596 Office
(860) 545-2204 Fax

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