Out of Town PGD

Our clinic is just starting to do PGD. We currently are flying in an embryologist from out of state to do this procedure for our patients. I have a patient who might have insurance benefits for PGD. Since we are not physically doing the procedure, but are flying in/out the embryologist who prepares the slides, then completes the procedure in his/her own lab, can we bill the insurance? For self-pay patients, we currently collect a one-lump fee, and out of that fee, we pay air fare, hotel, eating expenses, and the embryologist’s professional charges and laboratory charges. We haven’t had to deal with a patient and insurance for this type of service before.

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