Posted on November 20th, 2009 by Kelley Luckstein
Low reimbursements have led one West Valley medical facility to stop taking certain Medicare patients, a pilot program that an Arizona health-care expert says may become a long-term trend in the industry…
The Mayo Clinic announced in October that its Arrowhead Family Medicine practice will stop taking Medicare payments for primary-care services…
"We tend to see more Medicare patients in that area," said Lyn Closway, Mayo spokeswoman. "This is a (two-year) pilot and we will re-evaluate or reassess this after an appropriate period of time."
Arizona Republic by Cecilia Chan, 11/19/09
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