Rate increase set for Mayo Clinic Health System in January 2017

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A four percent rate increase is set to take effect on January 1, 2017 for Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals in northwest Wisconsin.

According to a statement from Mayo Clinic Health System, the rate increase will offset the $534 million of uncompensated care due to inadequate reimbursement of $517.7 million from Medicare and Medicaid, as well as $16.3 million in charity care given to patients in financial need in 2016.

Uncompensated care for Mayo Clinic Health System in northwest Wisconsin is on track to increase by $50 million (10.3%) between 2015 and 2016. Charity care is projected to increase from $15.2 million in 2015 to $16.3 million in 2016.

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