[Histonet] Who pays ......

Richard Cartun Rcartun <@t> harthosp.org
Mon Apr 23 09:23:27 CDT 2012

for the express shipping when another medical institution requests a patient's pathology slides and/or unstains or paraffin block for additional testing?  In my opinion, the requesting institution should provide a FedEx, UPS or other account number for this.  After all, they will be billing the patient's insurance for the consult and/or special testing that is to be performed.  This is a major cost to our Department that, as you know, cannot be billed to insurance.  I have instructed our staff to ask for an account number; many facilities supply one, others do not.  What do you do at your facility?  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
(860) 545-1596 Office
(860) 545-2204 Fax

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