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Independent Practice Associations

Independent Practice Associations (IPAs) are physician-led entity groups, made up of solo or small group primary care and specialty physicians, who are usually tied to a specific geographic location. IPAs are designed to negotiate on behalf of their participating independent physicians, regarding the acquisition of new patients and patient reimbursements. IPAs allow physicians the opportunity to grow their practices and to remain competitive by coordinating physician resources, by offering management and technology support, and by giving their physicians more contract bargaining power. 

Independent Practice Associations

IPAs and ACOs: Complementary Roles in Value-based Care

By

Scott Hodgin

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April 5, 2018

Today’s healthcare landscape is in the middle of a complicated reorganization, a changing regulatory structure of care coordination and payment reimbursement from fee-for-service (FFS) to volume-based care. Payment and healthcare delivery models are evolving...

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