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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The Lane Individual Practice Association, now known as Trillium, is the for-profit organization responsible for administering the Oregon Health Plan in Lane County.
In 1996, the Santa Clara County Individual Practice Association (SCCIPA) decided to leave its administrator and to develop its own administrative capability.
Leo Cytrynbaum, physician and Lane Individual Practice Association board member; and Rhonda Busek, chief operations officer for Lane Individual Practice Association.
Founder, president and CEO of Adroit Research Solutions, Rochester, N.Y.; director of clinical strategies, Rochester Healthcare Information Group; board chairman and acting CEO, Rochester Community Individual Practice Association; president, Doctors' Health Plan, subsidiary self-insurance product of RCIPA; president, Community Health and Education Foundation, RCIPA; director of Hospital Services, Unity Health System; chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Park Ridge Hospital, and medical director, Park Ridge Behavioral Health; chief, Division of Psychiatry, Park Medical Group; associate medical director, Park Ridge Chemical Dependency; psychiatrist, Rochester Psychiatric Center, geriatric psychiatry; psychiatrist, Rochester Rehabilitation Center, out-reach program.
HIV Alliance received the following: Arlie and Company, $10,000 for events sponsorships; Lane Individual Practice Association, $5,000; and First Baptist Church of Eugene, a van for needle exchange and outreach programs.
A 600-member physician group, the San Mateo County Individual Practice Association Medical Group, has dropped out of Aetna, contending that the HMO's reimbursement rates are too low.
In response, United Way of Lane County, PacificSource Health Plans, the Lane Individual Practice Association and others began to discuss how to address the growing numbers of uninsured.
An anonymous $25,000 donation in October was followed by $18,100 from Lane County's Health and Human Services Department, and $2,500 from the Lane Individual Practice Association, which administers the Oregon Health Plan.
Two and a half years ago during the "bad old days," these same advocates vociferously protested the treatment they said some of their clients received when they filed insurance claims with the Lane Individual Practice Association, or LIPA.

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