[Histonet] Consult accessioning question

Weems, Joyce JWeems <@t> sjha.org
Thu Feb 3 14:08:30 CST 2011

For Medicare, my understanding would be to use the DOS if less than 30 days, and to use the date pulled from archives if more than 30 days. At least that is the regs for additional tests. I think it would be the same for consult as well. 

Joyce Weems 
Pathology Manager 
Saint Joseph's Hospital 
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE 
Atlanta, GA 30342 
678-843-7376 - Phone 
678-843-7831 - Fax 

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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Cartun
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 13:43
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Subject: [Histonet] Consult accessioning question

When accessioning a case for consultation, do you use the date on the paperwork from the referring hospital/pathologist as the new "Date-of-service"?  If so, what do you do when the paperwork gives a date (say Friday) and then the specimen is not sent out until the following Monday?  Thank 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
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