[Histonet] Who pays ......

Weems, Joyce K. Joyce.Weems <@t> emoryhealthcare.org
Mon Apr 23 09:59:45 CDT 2012

We ask the requesting facility to pay shipping as well. Usually they comply.

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

-----Original Message-----
From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Cartun
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2012 10:23 AM
To: Histonet
Subject: [Histonet] Who pays ......

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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