I have been hearing about more and more instances where dermatology, urology and GI groups are setting up arrangements with pathologists where basically they split the fee for the pathologist's services. In other words the derm group bills for the pathology services and then gives the pathologist half of that or 70% of whatever the agreement is. They know that the pathology market is so cut-throat that they can find some path group that will take the smallest precentage possible. This is reportedly going on in Radiology also. This basically means that dermies, uros and gastros are getting a fee for a service they aren't providing. Doesn't that seem unethical? Shouldn't state medical boards be putting a stop to this? What is the CAP doing to remedy this? Pathologists should stand united and all say F-off, and say this is our territory, this is what we do, we read the f'n slides, and we should get 100% of whatever compensation we are legally entitled to. I swear it will be just a matter of time before dermies and uros start telepathing the stuff over to India and paying them a couple bucks to read out the routine cases while they pocket the $50 or whatever the insurance companies pay for a histologic diagnosis. In fact, if we were smart we would start trying to set that up and market it to the uros and dermies and Gastros. Basically they could add the salary of a pathologist to their already nice salaries.