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.
From April 30 to May 1, laboratory leaders will join together to address laboratory trends and challenges at the 25th annual Executive War College in New Orleans. This year, Curt Hanson, M.D., and Jane Hermansen are two of the featured speakers.
According to the popular saying, everything is bigger in Texas. There is no doubt that this saying applies perfectly to this year's KnowledgeLab hosted by CLMA. Big ideas for the big questions facing our industry. We can't wait to see you at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas, from March 31-April 3.
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