independent practice association


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independent practice association

n. Abbr. IPA
An independent group of physicians and other health-care providers that are under contract to provide services to members of different HMOs, as well as other insurance plans, usually at a fixed fee per patient.
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A review of the literature shows that physician-operated independent practice associations are more miserly than commercial HMOs when it comes to the amount of medical service they deliver.
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Todd Locke, MD, is an internist who moved from private practice to a Medicare health maintenance organization and later to an independent practice association.
Greater Newport Physicians is an independent practice association (IPA) established in 1985 by 50 doctors on staff at Hoag Hospital.
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The Independent Practice Association (IPA), Physician Organization (PO), Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), Groups Without Walls (GWW), group practice formation, etc.
COEMR was formed in February 2006 by Central Oregon Independent Practice Association (COIPA), an Oregon IPA of 600 members spanning nearly 40,000 geographic miles.

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