Fee Schedule

QMPS Test Fees

Test Name NYS Non-NYS
Aerobic Culture (milk, colostrum, teat disinfectant, water, filter, towel) $5.50 $10.00
Antibiotic Susceptibility – Offered only at Central Laboratory $25.80 $25.80
Bacteria Quantification; Environmental (bedding, water, filter, towel) $31.00 $40.00
Bacteria Quantification (milk, water, teat disinfectant, bulk milk) $20.60 $25.00
Bulk Milk Aerobic Culture (tank milk, string sample) $15.50 $20.00
Mileage (per mile) from NYS border and back (out of state only) N/A $2.00
Mycoplasma Culture (individual, bulk tank, pool) $5.50 $10.00
Mycoplasma Quantification $20.00 $25.00
Sample Pooling/sample $3.00 $3.00
SCC in-house; same day results - Not available at Central Laboratory $3.10 $4.00

QMPS Service Fees

Service NYS Non-NYS
Accession Fee (per submission) $2.00 $2.00
Bilingual Fee/hour $110.00 $125.00
Bulk Milk Monitoring Program annual fee (includes 6 tank analyses per year) $200.00 $300.00
Cancellation Fee $70.00 $80.00
Consulting Fee/hour $110.00 $135.00
Herd Survey Fee (charge survey fee if LESS than 57 animals) $100.00 $135.00
Herd Survey Fee/animal (charge per animal if MORE than 57 animals) $1.75 $2.00
Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program – Offered only at Eastern Laboratory $250.00 $250.00
Technician Fee/hour (Administrative, Laboratory, Field) $75.00 $85.00

QMPS Referral Fees

Referral NYS Non-NYS
Referral Fee $10.50 $13.00
REFERRAL:  Antibiotic Residue $3.00 $3.00
REFERRAL:  Butterfat & Protein $1.00 $1.00
REFERRAL:  Lab Pasteurized Count (LPC) $5.25 $6.00
REFERRAL:  Milk Urea Nitrogen $1.50 $1.50
REFERRAL:  Pre-Incubation Count (PIC) $5.25 $6.00
REFERRAL:  SCC (Dairy One), taken by QMPS staff $2.75 $3.50
REFERRAL:  SCC (Dairy One), taken by client $1.00 $1.00
REFERRAL:  Standard Plate Count (SPC) $5.25 $6.00
REFERRAL:  Total Coliform Count (TCC) $5.25 $6.00

*Rates are subject to change. All referral tests will be charged a $10.50 fee, per submission.

Policies

AHDC Credit & Collections Policy

Payment Terms: All AHDC invoices are due 30 days from the date of the invoice. However, penalties and interest charges are not assessed until balances are 90 days or more overdue. This arrangement accommodates the reality of the timing of bills being received by our clients and the possibility of payments not being received or posted in time to be reflected on the following month's invoice. The billing system will issue a new invoice number each month regardless of the nature of the balance.

Finance Charges: Balances that are 90 days or more overdue will be subject to a 3.5% finance charge, calculated on the 25th of each month on the balance due at that time. This charge will be added to the outstanding account balance. Notification of balances past due will be provided monthly. A recommended way to avoid finance charges is to maintain a balance below 90 days or to have a credit card on file with the AHDC; see the following section on the Monthly Auto-Payment Plan for more details.

Penalties: Active accounts with an outstanding balance greater than $500 and over 150 days past due for three consecutive months will be charged an additional $25 delinquent account fee and placed on Credit Hold. Any pending test results will not be released until the full balance due is paid or a satisfactory payment arrangement has been made. Active accounts with balances less than $500 and inactive accounts reaching this point regardless of outstanding amount will be closed and forwarded to collections.

Collections: A Final Demand letter will be sent to you prior to being placed on Credit Hold or closed and forwarded to collections. At this point you will have 10 business days to pay your balance in full. Please note that collection fees assessed by an externally contracted agency will add between 25% and 50% to your outstanding account balance. In the event that your account is placed in this status, your privilege of utilizing the AHDC for your testing needs will be revoked and future specimens will be discarded without testing.

If you have a billing concern, please contact Billing Services at 607-253-3951 or 866-930-2432 to address it prior to the invoice due date. We can also be reached by e-mail at ahdcbilling-mailbox@cornell.edu.

Monthly Auto-Payment Plan

The AHDC offers our clients the convenience of enrolling in the Monthly Auto-Payment Plan. With this arrangement, the balance due each month is automatically charged to the credit card, providing you with additional flexibility in managing your accounts payable. To enroll, provide our Billing Services with a credit card number for charging your monthly account balance. Send it to the address indicated on the form or fax it to 607-253-3977. Payments will be reflected on your monthly invoice and will be processed on the first business day following the end of each month. Should your payment be refused by your bank for any reason, a notation will be made on your invoice and an adjustment will appear on the next month's invoice. This program helps to ensure that your payment is never received late. The AHDC does not telephone program participants when the payment is refused. In the event your credit card account becomes compromised or a new expiration date is issued or you need to change the card for any reason, it is your responsibility to notify us of change(s).

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation fee may be charged if herd surveys are not canceled by the end of the business day 48 hours prior to survey, excluding holidays and weekends. Hours to notify cancellations to the appropriate QMPS laboratory are Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Discount Policy

If a herd survey is paid at the time of service by cash, check or credit card, a 5% discount may be applied to the total invoice.

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