Feb 13th, 2019
Every year, there are reports of measles outbreaks among children who have not been vaccinated, and it can be fatal. “While death rates have been falling worldwide as more children receive the measles vaccine, the disease still kills more than 100,000 people a year, most under the age of 5,” according to Mayo Clinic. Here is ...
May 7th, 2018
Proton beam treatment is a particle therapy that uses a beam of protons to target and destroy cancer tissue. There are 27 proton beam units across the United States, and 20 more are popping up or under construction, including Mayo which has opened two, four-unit proton centers in Minnesota and Arizona. Upside The advantage of proton beam therapy over ...
Apr 21st, 2017
Sports-related concussions are prevalent on the collegiate level, and many times there isn’t sufficient medical personnel, such as concussion specialists, on the sidelines to handle these type of brain injuries. Enter Telemedicine Doctors at the Mayo Clinic joined up with the Northern Arizona University football team to conduct a study funded by the Mayo Clinic. The study had concussion specialists...
In Audit
Sep 12th, 2012
The Mayo Clinic is paying $1.26 million to settle false billing claims of never performed lab tests to Medicare and Medicaid. Mayo has already paid $263,000 to the government since the whistleblower case began in 2007. According to the state attorney’s office, the government will pay $229,822 to the four whistleblowers involved. Fraud Claims Cost Mayo Clinic $1.26M was ...
Aug 31st, 2011
To avoid being left behind as hospitals and physicians ally in advance of health reform, both the Mayo and Cleveland Clinics are extending their reach nationwide by separately affiliating with outside physicians. At a time when hospitalizations are declining, the two competitors—both of which already operate facilities and networks outside of their national referral centers—seek to broaden their ...