Mayo Clinic responds to investigation

Mayo Clinic responds to investigation

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Mayo Clinic is responding to an investigation that the facility offers preferential treatment for insured patients.

The Department of Human Services is currently investigating possible civil and human-rights violations relating to allegations that made the Clinic gave higher priority to patients with commercial insurance.

In a response release to News8, Mayo's president and C-E-O John Noseworthy said,

"Patient Medical need will always be the primary factor in determining and setting an appointment. In an internal discussion I used the word 'prioritized' and I regret this has caused concerns that Mayo Clinic will not serve patients with government insurance.Nothing could be further from the truth..." 

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