LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's largest health insurer and a dozen hospitals have announced a deal to move to a new way of reimbursing health providers for services.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Trinity Health-Michigan said Monday their arrangement is the first of its kind in Michigan. The goal is fixing a traditional model in which providers are reimbursed for each service through agreements with insurers.

It has been criticized for giving a financial incentive to doctors and hospitals to provide more treatments rather than focusing on improving patients' health.

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