What is Fairview Physician Associates Network?
Fairview Physician Associates (FPA) Network is an integrated multi-specialty network of more than 4,000 providers in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. As a physician-led nonprofit healthcare organization, we are driven to heal, discover and educate for longer, healthier lives. We support, measure and report outcomes for clinical quality, patient experience and lower total cost of care.
Why FPA Network?
Physicians and clinics become part of our network to enhance clinical integration and quality care through practice support and network health plan contracting. Formed in 1993, FPA Network negotiates rates for risk-based health insurance products—those plans for which patients choose a primary care clinic within a defined provider network. Contracts include Blue Plus, Medica Essential, Metropolitan Health Plan, PreferredOne and UCare.
We help practices achieve clinical performance goals and ease administrative burden. Clinics that attain cost and quality goals may receive financial rewards through the network.
Examples include measurement of:
• Successful treatment of patients with chronic diseases
• Patient experience
• Wellness and prevention
• Total cost of care
How does FPA Network measure quality?
We provide abstraction of quality measures, data analytics and reporting as required for network quality requirements, payer contracts and Minnesota Community Measurement. We also measure clinical and patient engagement and benchmarking.
How does my practice become a member?
Our membership committee reviews applications for membership and credentialing, and makes recommendations to the board. Once approved by our board, clinics must meet annually defined clinical performance objectives. CPOs typically include achievement of:
• Defined quality measures, and/or participation in a quality initiative
• Patient experience survey goals
• Other FPA clinical performance objectives as determined by FPA Care Delivery and Quality Improvement Committee.
Is there a fee to be a member?
No, but there is a small fee associated with credentialing of providers.