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Mayo Clinic Radio: Liver Transplants

December 1, 2014

Miss the show? Here's the podcast! Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show 12-6-14 44min mp3

On Saturday, December 6, at 9 a.m. CT, Julie Heimbach, M.D., and Charles Rosen, M.D., will join us to talk about dramatic changes happening in the world of liver transplants. For instance, it wasn’t long ago that patients with hepatitis B, hepatitis C or a certain type of tumor would not have been eligible for a liver transplant. That's no longer true.  We’ll also discuss a fairly novel approach to patients with obesity-related liver disease, which is to combine liver transplant with bariatric surgery. Obesity is one of the fastest growing reasons for needing a liver transplant. We hope you’ll join us.

Myth or Matter of Fact: I have a history of medical illness. I would not be a suitable donor.

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@Lois, the Medical Service Claim Form is located on the http://www.mayoclinichealthsolutions.com site. You will want to login to the site and the form is linked under the Support section. Thank you, Your Benefits Team

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How is the distribution of reimbursement from our flex spending accounts being handled. I submitted a substantial claim at the end of December and when I look online at "my account" it shows a zero balance and that the money has been disbursed a couple of weeks ago but I haven't received anything yet. thank you

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If I pass away before retiring, my husband would get a 'survivor benefit'. Would that be the lump sum at the time of death? Or how do we know what that is?

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Why isnt vision screening covered??

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@patriciamcnamara

If I pass away before retiring, my husband would get a 'survivor benefit'. Would that be the lump sum at the time of death? Or how do we know what that is?

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Patricia, the pre-retirement survivor benefit is equivalent to the survivor portion of the 50% Joint and survivor option. It may be taken as a monthly annuity or lump sum. You can view the estimated survivor benefit by running a projection through the Pension Estimator. The spousal benefit is listed under the 50% joint and survivor annuity. Thank you, Your benefits Team

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Kristine, the large transfer of funds is listed under the 2014 claims history. I will email you to answer the specifics. Your Benefits Team

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@sheilastewart

Why isnt vision screening covered??

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Sheila, Thank you for your question. In Mayo Premier, Mayo Select and Mayo Basic, a medical eye exam will be covered as a specialist office visit. The refractive eye exam (to determine the need for corrective lenses) will not be covered by the medical plans, but could be eligible for reimbursement from the Mayo Reimbursement Account (MRA) Heath care Flex Spending Account and Health Savings Account. More information is available under this previous article: http://newsletters.mayo.edu/newscenter/Article.aspx?contentID=DOCMAN-0000161873

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