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Year: 2014


This article examines Hennepin Health, a health system which place places all participants in a full risk-sharing agreement. Key to Hennepin’s success (improved health outcomes, reduced costs) was their investment in their healthcare workforce; leadership and collaboration; and a favorable policy environment within the state. Medicaid program rules limited what Hennepin is able to fund from that source under FFS, but capitation models allow for more flexible spending.

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