Q&A addresses pathology billing queries

Welcome to the Member to Member Q&A section, where members can submit questions to be answered by Academy staff or member experts. Answers to these questions will be published in subsequent issues.

This week, our Q&A addresses queries about the Academy’s new position statement on pathology billing. AAD member Robert T. Brodell, MD, addressed this topic in the March 15 issue of Member to Member.

Q: If I purchase all dermatopathology services, can I bill for those?

A: Yes, but the position statement expresses concern with circumstances where the dermatology practice marks up the cost and bills for work performed by an outside lab under a purchased service arrangement for dermatopathology services in excess of administrative costs associated with this practice.

See more Q&A about pathology billing here.

Submit your questions for the April 12 issue to the Member to Member editor at members@aad.org.

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