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.
Top highlights include: loss of sleep could lead to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, Amazon’s Alexa to deliver medical advice in the UK, and scientists studying brains of altruistic kidney donors.
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.
Top highlights include: a new study shows the long-term impacts of heart disease on the brain, low drug prices can make them less available, and a Mayo Clinic study shows a link between sleep apnea and accelerated aging.
Top highlights include: a new study shows white meat may be bad for cholesterol level, Mayo Clinic receives gift to boost research and companies are reporting progress on cancer blood tests.
Top highlights include: hospitals must fix medicare addresses in order to be paid, US diabetes rates decline as obesity rates rise, and new study shows ADHD medication side effects.
Top highlights include: Blue Cross is opening primary care clinics, an update on the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase joint venture and how cancer patients are now being matched to clinical trials.