It was announced last week that the Mayo Clinic in Arizona will no longer be accepting Medicare as of 2010. Little as this was reported, Mayo cites low reimbursements as the primary reason. This is only being described as a two year pilot project and only affects the Arizona clinic and not others in Jacksonville and Rochester, MN-Although that might change in the future. The Arizona clinic alone says that it lost $120 million treating Medicare patients. It is worth noting that the Phoenix area has roughly the same number of seniors per capita as Florida. The article can be found here.
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