Mayo Clinic announced today that U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will travel to Rochester on Thursday where she will join in a discussion about health care reform.
Sebelius will tour Mayo Clinic and then hold a discussion with members of the state's congressional delegation about Mayo Clinic's "patient-centered, high-value care approach and health information technology efforts." This marks the highest-ranking member of the Obama Administration to visit Mayo Clinic since the passage of the historic health care reform bill earlier this year. Mayo Clinic did not take a formal position on the bill but was supportive of several provisions within it including measures to change how providers are reimbursed for care with the goal of rewarding quality over quantity.
Also attending will be Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Al Franken, Rep. Tim Walz and Rep. Ron Kind. Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy will join in the discussion.