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FAQs

What is Fairview Physician Associates Network?
Fairview Physician Associates (FPA) Network is an integrated multi-specialty network of nearly 3,400 providers, including 66 primary care and more than 174 specialty care clinics in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. As a physician- and clinic administrator-led nonprofit health care 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. Member clinics include independent, Fairview-employed and University of Minnesota Physicians practices.

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 FPA Network support clinical integration?
We work with individual medical practices to provide care coordination, coding and documentation education, medication therapy management, telemonitoring, nurse case management and other services. We work to enhance patient experience and outcomes, help clinics operate more efficiently, reduce costs and ease administrative burden

What educational services does FPA Network offer?
From coding and documentation to medical device cleaning and disinfection to advance care planning, we offer educational opportunities for providers and administrators, patients and the public.

How does FPA Network support the viability of practices?
We offer a range of value-added services to support independent member practices. Examples include:
- Discounted purchasing of office and medical supplies.
- Competitive rates negotiated for temporary staffing and interpreter services.
- We offer complimentary practice promotion, including:
• Network-wide feature articles
• Mailings to patients in support of clinical integration
• Network mailing lists to help promote providers and practices
• Referral forums to promote network specialty resources

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.

How do I update my provider bio and/or photo on Fairview.org?
Independent FPA Network members can submit this form to add or update provider bio information.

Discrimination is Against the Law. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws. We do not discriminate against, exclude or treat people differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.
 
 
 
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