Mayo Clinic Laboratories is pleased to announce it has been selected as a UnitedHealthcare Preferred Lab Network (PLN) care provider. Under the agreement, effective July 1, 2019, UnitedHealthcare members have in-network access to Mayo Clinic Laboratories’ comprehensive subspecialty testing menu.
Top highlights include: Discovery of a new HIV strain, Google to acquire Fitbit, how to stay healthy while traveling during the holidays, and how a rare mutation protected a woman from developing Alzheimer’s.
Top highlights include: a new high-tech product may pose a threat to the classic stethoscope, bedtime might be the best time for blood pressure medications, food can help control chronic health conditions, and you may have had a silent heart attack that you didn’t know about.
Top highlights include: scientists continue to investigate mysterious vaping illnesses, a possible vaccine for breast cancer could be available in less than a decade, and determining if patients are sick from the flu or from vaping.
A Mayo Clinic study published in The New England Journal of Medicine finds that lung injuries from vaping most likely are caused by direct toxicity or tissue damage from noxious chemical fumes.
Shotgun metagenomic sequencing is a revolutionary new way to detect infectious organisms. Based on a recent study at Mayo, the tool has already shown great promise in identifying the causes of prosthetic joint infections, which have been challenging to identify.
Mayo Clinic startup company Vineti developed first-of-its-kind software package tracking for cell therapies. Vineti’s groundbreaking product captured a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award in the field of health.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester again has been ranked the nation’s best hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019–2020 “Best Hospitals” rankings.
If your organization refers outpatient testing to Mayo Clinic Laboratories (MCL) for molecular pathology tests, the performing laboratory will be required to bill Medicare directly for tests that meet specific requirements. This new exception to the laboratory Date of Service (DOS) policy will not apply to advanced laboratory diagnostic tests (ADLTs) or molecular pathology tests performed on a specimen collected from a hospital inpatient.