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From the day he founded the diabetes-care startup Virta Health, Sami Inkinen didn’t want to make money the way most healthcare providers did, with standard fees for services. He came from the tech sector as a cofounder of the real estate listing website Trulia, and he wanted to get paid only on commission, for delivering results and making people healthier.

San Francisco-based Virta, which provides type 2 diabetes patients with coaching and tracking, announced a new payment model for its institutional customers in November. These health insurers and self-insured employers would pay only for the patients who keep using its program and improve. It’s a business model that bakes into…

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