Payment for Services - UPP Pathology

Consults with Immunohistochemistry (IHC)

For 2015 our consults range in price from $150 to $650 based on the complexity of the case and includes IHC's performed. For these services, you will receive one bill for the professional and technical services from the University of Pittsburgh Physicians Pathology (Tax ID is 23-2919472). We have two methods of billing as follows:

Client Invoicing

Invoices are issued by our finance department every two weeks and payment is due within 30 days of receipt. Our payment address is:

UPP Pathology 
University of Pittsburgh Physicians
P.O. Box 7406 
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Fax: 412-648-9691

In addition to checks, we accept all major credit cards. Please contact Maribeth Ellias in Pathology Finance at 412-648-2306 (email: when paying by credit card. For credit card payments, please provide the following: type of card (Visa, Mastercard, etc.), expiration date, credit card number, card holder's name, CVD number, and the address/fax number where the receipt is to be sent. Please be sure to include identifying case information so the appropriate account is credited.

Third Party Billing

UPP Pathology will make every attempt to bill the patient's insurance and collect when requested and when complete patient demographic and insurance information has been sent along with the specimen. We must also be a participating provider with the insurance. UPP Pathology participates with Medicare, Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and most major insurers. If the patient's insurance is an HMO, please provide the authorization number with the insurance information. We regret, but, at this time, we can accept only Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio State Medical Assistance. If payment is denied by the patient's insurance, you will be invoiced for the services and responsible for payment. Please inform the patient that they will be responsible for any co-pay, coinsurance, or deductible that their insurance may indicate.

Fresh Tissue Specimens and Specialized Testing

Technical component: 

The submitting hospital is responsible for payment of the technical component of processing and testing the muscle and nerve biopsies (fresh tissue & specialized testing).  

Please supply your hospital’s billing address & billing contact (person approving payment) along with their telephone. The technical component will be billed through the UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside billing department. 

Professional component:

University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) will attempt to bill the professional component to the patient's insurance if they are participating with UPP.

Please supply the patient’s insurance information and demographics.  In the event that the service is denied, the submitting (or requesting) institution will be responsible for payment of the professional component.  This invoice will come from UPP Pathology.