Nebraska Revised Statute 38-2062

Chapter 38 Section 2062

38-2062.

Anatomic pathology service; unprofessional conduct.

(1) It shall be unprofessional conduct for any physician who orders but does not supervise or perform a component of an anatomic pathology service to fail to disclose in any bill for such service presented to a patient, entity, or person:

(a) The name and address of the physician or laboratory that provided the anatomic service; and

(b) The actual amount paid or to be paid for each anatomic pathology service provided to the patient by the physician or laboratory that performed the service.

(2) For purposes of this section, anatomic pathology service means:

(a) Blood-banking services performed by pathologists;

(b) Cytopathology, which means the microscopic examination of cells from the following: Fluids; aspirates; washings; brushings; or smears, including the Pap test examination performed by a physician or under the supervision of a physician;

(c) Hematology, which means the microscopic evaluation of bone marrow aspirates and biopsies performed by a physician or under the supervision of a physician and peripheral blood smears when the attending or treating physician or technologist requests that a blood smear be reviewed by the pathologist;

(d) Histopathology or surgical pathology, which means the gross and microscopic examination and histologic processing of organ tissue performed by a physician or under the supervision of a physician; and

(e) Subcellular pathology and molecular pathology.

(3) For purposes of this section, anatomic pathology service does not include the initial collection or packaging of the specimen for transport.