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Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services, Medica make a deal to cut costs

Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 24, 2009

Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services could receive tens of millions of dollars if it manages to control costs and hit certain quality measures under a new three-year contract with Medica. Officials say the contract represents a dramatic change in how healthcare is paid for, and will encourage clinics to experiment with less costly types of patient care, such as nurse-only visits and group appointments.