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Minnesota-based Park Nicollet Health Services opens a window on doctor payments

Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 1, 2010

In January 2009, St. Louis Park, MN-based Park Nicollet Health Services began posting the payments its practitioners receive from industry. A year later, officials at Park Nicollet "are very proud of this initiative," said Susan Zwaschka, Park Nicollet's general counsel and vice president of corporate compliance. In the first year, Park Nicollet healthcare practitioners received 137 actual payments, largely from drug and medical device companies, for a total sum between $331,000 and $775,000, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.