Mayo to raise rates on January 1

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - A local health care provider says it will raise its hospital rates at the start of the new year.

Mayo Clinic Health System says it will charge 4.9% more as of January 1. It says it has to raise prices because it’s not getting enough reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid.

The price hike affects Eau Claire, Barron, Bloomer, Osseo and Menomonie locations.