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Medical Review Officer (MRO)

A Medical Review Officer (MRO) is a licensed physician, that must be board certified, passing an exam administered by a nationally recognized MRO certification board.  An MRO must possess basic knowledge about and clinical experience in controlled substance abuse disorders, including legitimate explanations for laboratory confirmed positives, as well as issues related to adulterated, substituted and invalid specimens.

As co-owners of Healthworks-WNY, Mark Costanza, MD and Stuart Dorfman, MD work full-time to provide independent and confidential MRO services to their client companies, all the while overseeing the accuracy, integrity and quality assurance of the testing processes performed at Healthworks-WNY.  They work together with their staff to ensure the timely flow of test results and other information to employers in a confidential manner, protecting the confidentiality of the drug testing information.  As MRO's, they can also provide MRO services for specimens collected at non-Healthworks-WNY facilities including those outside of the Buffalo and Western New York area. 

They are always available to answer your calls.

 Why do you need an MRO?

Answer:

When the MRO can determine that a legitimate medical explanation exists, the MRO will then "overturn" the results reported by the lab and, instead, report the "final" result to the donor's employer as "negative".   While a small percentage of companies will not pay the extra expense associated with MRO services, such services do greatly enhance the validity and reliability of the overall drug-testing process.   They also help ensure fairness to the donor and offer more protection to the employer in any case of later litigation due to a "positive" drug test where the employee has been suspended or fired. 

 

Links

New York State Department of Labor
National Library of Medicine
Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Medical Review Officer (MRO)

A Medical Review Officer (MRO) is a licensed physician, that must be board certified, passing an exam administered by a nationally recognized MRO certification board.  An MRO must possess basic knowledge about and clinical experience in controlled substance abuse disorders, including legitimate explanations for laboratory confirmed positives, as well as issues related to adulterated, substituted and invalid specimens.

As co-owners of Healthworks-WNY, Mark Costanza, MD and Stuart Dorfman, MD work full-time to provide independent and confidential MRO services to their client companies, all the while overseeing the accuracy, integrity and quality assurance of the testing processes performed at Healthworks-WNY.  They work together with their staff to ensure the timely flow of test results and other information to employers in a confidential manner, protecting the confidentiality of the drug testing information.  As MRO's, they can also provide MRO services for specimens collected at non-Healthworks-WNY facilities including those outside of the Buffalo and Western New York area. 

They are always available to answer your calls.

 Why do you need an MRO?

Answer:

When the MRO can determine that a legitimate medical explanation exists, the MRO will then "overturn" the results reported by the lab and, instead, report the "final" result to the donor's employer as "negative".   While a small percentage of companies will not pay the extra expense associated with MRO services, such services do greatly enhance the validity and reliability of the overall drug-testing process.   They also help ensure fairness to the donor and offer more protection to the employer in any case of later litigation due to a "positive" drug test where the employee has been suspended or fired. 

 

Links

New York State Department of Labor
National Library of Medicine
Center for Disease Control (CDC)

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