January 23rd, 2012

Mayo vs. Medicare: an update,

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The Mayo Clinic stopped accepting Medicare at its five-physician practice in Glendale, Ariz., two years ago. Officials said at the time they would analyze financial results of the move early this year.  No results yet. Mayo spokesman James McVeigh said in an e-mail: “Our plan is to continue to study the program, collect data and review the impact on our patients.” Mayo officials, who were unavailable at deadline, need more time to analyze how the Arizona clinic's decision to drop Medicare affected its finances, patient satisfaction and the overall number of patients, he said.  Mayo officials faulted Medicare for the move when they first announced plans to stop accepting the insurance. 

ModernHealthcare, by Melanie Evans, 1/22/2012

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