[Histonet] Devasting news on 88305TC component--Where the $18 came from

Jesus Ellin JEllin <@t> yumaregional.org
Tue Nov 6 14:11:06 CST 2012

Well in this article it does have differences, especially when talking about usage of technology,, but non the less it does expose our state of being within Anatomic Pathology,, ,, what are peoples thought on this

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On Nov 6, 2012, at 12:21 PM, "Lester Raff MD" <LRaff <@t> uropartners.com> wrote:

> Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 12:35 PM
> To: 'histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu'
> Subject: RE: [Histonet] Devasting news on 88305TC component--Where the
> $18 came from
> The $18.00 figure came from an article published in Archives of
> Pathology and Lab Medicine: 
> Pathology Economic Model Tool
> A Novel Approach to Workflow and Budget Cost Analysis in an Anatomic
> Pathology Laboratory
> David Muirhead, BSc; Patricia Aoun, MD, MPH; Michael Powell, MS, FASHP;
> Flemming Juncker, MBA; Jens Mollerup, MSc, PhD
> (Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2010;134:1164-1169)
> Thanks to Joe Plandowski of IOL for providing me with the reference.
> Lester J. Raff, MD
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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Webster,
> Thomas S.
> Sent: Monday, November 05, 2012 3:01 PM
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> Subject: [Histonet] Devasting news on 88305TC component
> I wish there was a way to put a positive spin on this but  I can't think
> of any. We can only hope it kills off client billing somehow.
> Whomever the "stakeholder" was that told CMS a typical 88305 costs 18
> bucks, I'd love to know how he/she came up with that number. It's
> insultingly low.
> http://www.acla.com/sites/default/files/ACLA%20comments%202012%20PFS%20p
> roposed%20rule%208-30-11_3.pdf
> I believe whoever it was had the goal to stop the proliferation of POLs.
> Wouldn't surprise me if they worked for a large national lab that had
> lost a lot of business to POLs.
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