How to make your home healthier with a little DIY science: Mayo Clinic
Health insurance coverage in Michigan?
That’s one thing that the Mayo Clinic has found itself needing after it started to offer health coverage to patients with chronic diseases in 2018.
The Mayo Clinic now covers all but three of the state’s counties, including Wayne, which covers only the Detroit metro area.
Michigan’s most populous county, Wayne, covers a total of 9.8 million residents, which is more than the population of Washington, D.C. However, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of the U.S. population lives in counties where only a handful of hospitals offer medical coverage, and in most of those counties, the average annual medical spending is more expensive than it is in the U, CCDC data show.
In 2018, the Mayo Clinics total expenses were $5.3 billion, the highest for any health insurance provider in the country, according a study by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
And it’s likely the reason why Michigan, which had a rate of about one in every six residents with chronic health conditions in 2017, saw the largest jump in its rate in the past three years, the center reported.
The rate in 2018 was higher than the national average, but not nearly as high as the rate in other states, which increased by about 10%.
Health insurance companies often have to compete with one another for the best coverage options.
In the end, they tend to offer better rates to cover their patients, which can have an effect on premiums and out-of-pocket costs.
But there are ways to keep costs down, and there are a lot of options available for the average Michigan resident.
“When you go to the doctor, they can give you whatever they need for that day,” said Amy Johnson, executive director of the Detroit Health and Human Services Department.
“But that doesn’t mean you can go out there and get the rest of the care you need, or that they can provide it to you when you need it.”
Johnson said the Mayo clinic is trying to make it easier for its patients to make sure they have enough money to cover the care they need, whether that means paying for prescriptions or hospitalizations.
But she said that while the clinics are trying to offer as much help as they can, they’re also trying to protect patients from being priced out of their health care.
Johnson said there’s been a lot more collaboration between the Mayo clinics and the Michigan Department of Health and Senior Services, which has been a great partner in helping patients make sure that they’re covered when they need it.
She said they’ve worked with them to create a database of doctors who have had more than 10 surgeries, and also with the state to make a list of hospitals where they have surgeries.
Johnson also said that the clinics have been working with the Michigan Health Plan to ensure that they have coverage for the cost of prescriptions and other services.
For now, Johnson said they have no plans to raise the rates for those services, but they are working on adding that.
“We’re really focused on providing as much care as possible,” she said.