Cherry-picking patients may be business as usual for not-for-profits like Mayo
ModernHealthcare - 03/23/2017
“Tax-exempt hospitals, tax-exempt organizations, are perceived by the public to have this higher social standard. They’re expected to behave in ways that are not profit-driven,” said Gary Young, director of the Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research at Northeastern University in Boston, who was the lead author of the 2013 NEJM study.
Those expectations often conflict with reality. “We look at not-for-profit hospitals and say, ‘Wow, these are major corporations.’ They have revenues that are in the billions, in some cases, and they have highly paid executives,” Young said.