[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.
Saint Joseph's Hospital
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
678-843-7376 - Phone
678-843-7831 - Fax
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
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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