HealthPartners, Allina Health collaboration reduces care costs

[Minnesota Public Radio, August 07, 2012] An experimental partnership between two Twin Cities rivals appears to be holding down health care costs.

About two years ago, HealthPartners and Allina Hospitals and Clinics created a program to improve care and reduce costs for 27,000 patients in the northwest metro area.

The collaboration helped slow the growth in health spending for the group to less than 1 percent last year. Read or hear the story at

Posted on August 09, 2012 in Allina Health ClinicsHealth ReformMercy HospitalMPRRadio

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