FREMONT, CA: A full-service reference laboratory, Mako Medical Laboratories, has launched 'No Seniors Left Behind' as an effort to ensure that seniors are served well in a hassle-free manner. The company has built statewide logistics and mobile phlebotomy teams to fill the void created by Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA). This act requires significant changes to how Medicare pays for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests under the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS). Mako Medical Laboratories provides services to all patients and does not let their senior care communities suffer due to reimbursement and regulatory changes.
Due to the radical multi-year cuts to medical care rates, elderly care facilities' access to timely testing is severely endangered. This will lead to a void in the marketplace as many providers shift their focus away from skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Mako Medical is filling those healthcare and service gaps by getting patient specimens from rural communities back to the Mako Medical laboratories. The company will then run those patient specimens timely; returning the same result day is an entirely additive level of complexity.
Most of the senior care patients have critical results that require immediate turnaround times, and Mako Medical makes sure that the results get back immediately so the medical providers can treat those patients. The organization keeps in mind that a patient doesn't end up in the hospital due to subpar laboratory services.
Mako Medical Laboratories is a comprehensive reference laboratory with full-scale laboratory, logistics, pharmacy, and phlebotomy operations. The company is known for its extensive community service and for hiring military veterans. Mako Medical Laboratories is now expanding throughout the Southeast with a full network of mobile phlebotomists and logistics couriers to prepare for the needs of these patients.