Another area hospital is raising its rates. Oakleaf Surgical Hospital in Eau Claire is increasing prices by five-percent. The hike takes effect in January. The hospital blames the increase on inadequate reimbursement from medicare and medicaid. In November, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire and four other area communities announced plans to raise rates by nearly six-percent.
WQOW Eau Claire, by Keith Edwards, 12/2011