Prahlow receives STAR award

The Medical Foundation’s Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Joseph Prahlow, was recently presented with the STAR Award at the 2014 National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) annual meeting which was held in September in Portland, Oregon.

The National Association of Medical Examiners is a professional organization for medical examiners, physicians who investigate sudden, violent and suspicious deaths and perform autopsies, as well as those who do not perform autopsies. The organization and its members support each other through research and educational opportunities along with other leadership and professional opportunities. 

 “I was surprised and honored to receive the award.  I enjoy serving the Forensic Pathology community through the NAME organization,” said Prahlow.

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Deborah Gordon finds success with Healthy Me! Program

Deborah Gordon finds success with Healthy Me! Program

Healthy Me! Program participant, Deborah Gordon, has made the program her “job” this year. 

On April 1st when the program started, Deborah began her journey weighing 244 pounds.  She was eager to begin sessions with the dietitian, Erin, and immediately began working out.

“I work out every day, Monday through Friday, and sometimes I will pick up a Saturday or Sunday at Memorial Health and Lifestyle Center.  Prior to starting with the Healthy Me! Program, I was totally sedentary, so I took it easy at first with my workouts, but I wasn’t so out of shape that I was unable to perform any activities,” said Deborah.

Now, she is seeing a noticeable difference in her clothes and her muscle tone. She begins her 90 minute workout with rowing, then moves to the elliptical and treadmill, followed up with another rowing session.  She’s even started spin classes twice a week.

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Information regarding pre-authorization forms

Information regarding pre-authorization forms

In an effort to reduce denial of payments from third party payers for tests requiring prior authorization, The Medical Foundation is requesting that physicians complete a prior authorization form for patients before sending them for Genetic/Molecular and drugs of abuse testing.  

If you have any questions regarding authorizations or about which tests need a prior authorization, please contact Terri Otis, Reimbursement Manager at The Medical Foundation at totis@sbmf.org or call 574.234.4176 *65598.

Please refer to this listing of Genetic/Molecular and drugs of abuse tests that require prior authorization.
 

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