January 27th, 2010

WEISS: Mayo Clinic kicks Medicare to the curb

By Kelley Luckstein

When President Obama stands before the nation to give his State of the Union address, he might want to set his health care reform sights a little lower, focusing on fixing the parts of the health care system already run in Washington…

 

Case in point: the Mayo Clinic. It's being touted as a role model for all of us physicians and hospitals to emulate…the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., has recently decided to stop accepting Medicare patients at its primary care facility. More than 3,000 patients will have to start paying cash, or they will have to look for new physicians. Don't be surprised if the Mayo Clinics in Florida and Minnesota are next.

 

Washington Times by Dr. Peter Weiss 1/25/10

 

Additional Medicare MCA mentions: Canada Free Press

Tags: Finanical, Medicare

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