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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These groups are called "independent practice associations," or IPAs, and they've been around since the 1950s.
The only nurse on the working party was Manawatu practice nurse and a member of the Independent Practice Association Council, Linda Dubbeldam.
Purchasers are entitled to know what type of EAP they are purchasing, be it primarily telephonic, Web-based, clinical, or an independent practice association. Providing service unit descriptions, statistically valid usage percentages, and detailed cost matrix information would enlighten purchasers about the services that a particular EAP emphasizes or downplays.
This book is an excellent resource for anyone considering the formation of an Independent Practice Association (IPA).
The immediate problem is that the one IPA (Independent Practice Association, an intermediary between the doctors and the HMOs) willing to serve the physicians with many HIV patients at the Davies Campus is going out of business.
The independent practice association in theory and practice: Lessons from experience.
At the employers' nudging, physicians organized themselves as a multicounty independent practice association, contracting with SIHO.
IPA: or independent practice association, is a group of doctors in private practice who contract with managed care plans to service members at a discounted rate.
The two most common types are the staff model HMO and the independent practice association (IPA) HMO.
Most HMOs were independent practice association models, serving patients out of independent physicians' offices.
have finalised the acquisition of California-based independent practice association (IPA) Alpha Care Medical Group, Inc., the company said.
Auburn, Mass.-based Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association, or MACIPA, have been intensifying their ACO development over the last few years, reports CEO Barbara Spivak, M.D.

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