• By Dana Sparks


December 19, 2014

Medical News 2014
We're taking a look back at some of the important medical news of 2014!

This Saturday, December 20, at 9 a.m. CT, we'll discuss a less invasive way to test for colon cancer, talk about research that led to using the measles vaccine to fight cancer and the discovery of using stem cells to unravel the mysteries of ALS. We'll also talk about robots that help diagnose patients suffering from stroke of concussion. There are a lot of wonderful medical discoveries to share from 2014 that are leading the way into the future of health care.

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How are the costs of an autopsy covered?


Well said, Dr. Maleszewski! Our pathology team involved in autopsy are among the most caring, compassionate, and thorough consultants you will meet! Well done, team, well done!


How are the costs of an autopsy covered?

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The institution bears the cost of the autopsy itself, and is reimbursed (indirectly) by way of bundled medicare payments as a component of quality assurance. Importantly, decedent's families will not be billed for this service.


Is there someone readily available to explain the autopsy results? The report my family received in regards to my mother was so technical it made little sense to us or my own physician.


Can a decedent's adult child request a copy of their parent's autopsy report?


An autopsy is where Death rejoices to come to the aid of Life.

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