Local medical partnerships make targeted therapies a reality for local cancer patients

With an unprecedented level of community involvement, The Medical Foundation, Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI), Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center and Beacon Health Systems are collaborating to bring personalized medicine using the Sequenom MassARRAY technology to the Michiana area.

Through grants and allocation of funds from each facility, The Medical Foundation will be able to provide mutational profiling for new cases of certain cancers in the area. Approximately 650 patients who present at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka and Plymouth, and Beacon Health Systems including Memorial Hospital and Elkhart General Hospital, with new cases of metastatic melanoma, lung cancer or colon cancer over the next two years will take advantage of the latest technology available.

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Hours will change at MMA location November 1st

Hours will change at MMA location November 1st

Beginning Saturday, November 1st, The Medical Foundation's Mishawaka Medical Arts location will be closed on Saturdays.  Our West Edison Road location, located at the corner of West Edison and Main Street in Mishawaka will be open from 7:30am until 2:00pm to assist you.  You may also visit our Central Lab location at 530 North Lafayette Blvd in South Bend which is open from 7:30am until Noon on Saturdays.

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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 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 tests that require prior authorization.
 

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