Don Flott

Director of Utilization Management and Integration Services, Mayo Medical LaboratoriesMayo ClinicRochester, MN
Donald Flott

Bio: Don Flott has 30 years of experience in administrative leadership roles at Mayo Clinic. During the past several years, he has focused on the value of laboratory diagnostics and its impact on a patient’s total cost of care.

As health care in the United States shifts from volume-based care models to medical appropriateness, laboratory tests are increasingly viewed as costs linked to an “episode of care” with a fixed form of payment. Flott—together with pathologists, scientists, and clinicians—has developed data-driven methodologies for producing validated diagnostic clinical evidence that can drive out waste and impact the total cost of care for both hospitalized patients and those treated outside of the hospital setting.