Minnesota Medicaid contract changes save $10.5 million


[Pioneer Press, July 14, 2014] A program to lower health costs through new payment contracts with doctors and hospitals generated about $10.5 million in savings during its first year, according to state officials.

The new contracts let health care providers share in the savings when quality care is provided more efficiently. So, about $2.8 million is being split among three providers that are part of the new program -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, North Memorial Health Care and Northwest Metro Alliance (a partnership between Allina Health and HealthPartners).

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