Mayo to prioritize private pay over Medicaid patients
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The Mayo Clinic's chief executive officer told employees that the health system would give preference to patients with private insurance over those with lower-paying Medicaid or Medicare coverage, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.
Why this matters
The newspaper obtained a transcript of chief executive officer John Noseworthy's speech, and Mayo confirmed its authenticity.
In the speech, Noseworthy said that all things being equal between 2 patients, Mayo would prioritize the commercially insured patient, "so we can be financially strong at the end of the year to continue to advance our mission."
He noted a recent increase of 3.7% more Medicaid patients was a financia...