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Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 15, 2012

As it stands now, the program requires access to reliable data that smaller physician groups simply can't produce. Over time, Maturi envisions smaller groups joining together into accountable care organizations or similar arrangements that would allow Premera to collectively implement the global outcomes contracting model into small practices.

Premera has taken a first step in that process with the signing of Northwest Physician Network, an IPA with several hundred independent physicians.

Margaret Dick Tocknell is a reporter/editor with HealthLeaders Media.
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