What is an affiliated laboratory and what does that means for you as a patient?

Affiliated Laboratories are ones that we have partnered with to provide laboratory or dermatopathyology services required during the course of your evaluation and treatment. These laboratories have their own contracts with insurance companies and perform their own billing. Please verify that the associated laboratory participates with your insurance carrier. 

If you have a procedure (such as a biopsy or excision, or any procedure in which a sample of your skin is removed) performed in our office the specimen will be sent to CBLPath for review by a board-certified dermatopathologist.

CBL has a national service area and participates with Medicare, Medicaid and numerous commercial payers. You can find a list of the insurances they participate with at their website.

https://www.cblpath.com/about-us/billing-information/insurance-partners/

If CBL does not participate with your insurer, they will not balance bill you for the uncovered amount.

If you have bloodwork or culture specimens obtained while you are in the office your specimens will be sent to Laboratory Alliance.  You may find a list of Laboratory Alliance participating insurers at the link below:

https://www.laboratoryalliance.com/patient-services/insurers/

Patients requiring routine blood work will be given a lab slip at the time of visit and may have your bloodwork performed at a laboratory of your choice. It is your responsibility to verify that the laboratory participates with your insurance carrier.