[Histonet] Billing Questions

Cartun, Richard Richard.Cartun at hhchealth.org
Wed Oct 12 13:35:29 CDT 2016

I can only speak to IHC billing.  My staff (now 2 people) in our IHC Lab does all the technical IHC billing manually.  We average about 3,500 billable IHC tests per month now.  The volume used to be higher, but our healthcare system sold most of our outreach business.


Richard W. Cartun, MS, PhD
Director, Histology & The Martin M. Berman, MD Immunopathology & Morphologic Proteomics Laboratory
Director, Biospecimen Collection Programs
Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology
Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT  06102
(860) 972-1596
(860) 545-2204 Fax

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From: Gauch, Vicki via Histonet [mailto:histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 9:19 AM
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Subject: [Histonet] Billing Questions

 I've been asked to post a question regarding Pathology technical billing.  With all of the changes that have been instituted over the past few years on the technical billing side in Pathology and the fact that our computer system cannot automate  it for us we have been manually billing  our IHC,etc. .  This is becoming a real problem since the supervisor and myself are the ones doing this and we are also working on the bench along with other duties.
  We are wondering who does that billing in your lab?  Do you have biller/coders ? Is it technical staff ?  If it is technical staff, what level  ?  Has anyone been able to get that billing automated?  Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Vicki Gauch
Albany, NY

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