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Physicians Network In Tampa Bay Area Earns More For Healthy Patients

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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

A group of physicians in the Tampa Bay is working with insurance companies to keep patients healthy and out of hospitals, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

The physicians formed a network, which has an arrangement with Florida Blue and Cigna that pays them more if their patients’ health care costs are lower, according to the Times.

Though it’s the first of its kind in the Tampa Bay area, such arrangements are becoming more popular around the state and country, the Times reports. 

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