individual practice association


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in·di·vid·u·al prac·tice as·so·ci·a·tion

(IPA) (in'di-vij'yū-ăl prak'tis ă-sō'sē-ā'shŭn)
Form of health maintenance organization in which the patient does not need a referral or permission to see any physician in the plan.

in·di·vid·u·al prac·tice as·so·ci·a·tion

(IPA) (in'di-vij'ū-ăl prak'tis ă-sō'sē-ā'shŭn)
Form of health maintenance organization in which the patient does not need a referral or permission to see any participating physician.

individual practice association (IPA),

n 1. an organization for the maintenance of the solo private practitioner as a lobbying force and vocal springboard.
2. legal entity organized and operated on behalf of individual participating dental professionals for the primary purpose of collectively entering into contracts to provide dental services to enrolled populations. Dental professionals may practice in their own offices and may provide care to patients not covered by the contract as well as to IPA patients.
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He is a board member of the Lane Individual Practice Association.
Terry Coplin is CEO of the Lane Individual Practice Association.
The county also has been talking to the Lane Individual Practice Association, which holds the local contract with the Oregon Health Plan, to provide the services in Oakridge through the physicians who practice there or in communities nearby.
That's why insurance companies like the Lane Individual Practice Association, which administers the health plan in Lane County, work hard to stretch the available dollars.
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The Community Health Forum was called by Terry Coplin, chief executive of the Lane Individual Practice Association, which administers the Oregon Health Plan in Lane County.
PPMSI, a division of Santa Clara County Individual Practice Association (SCCIPA), provides Web-based management services to more than 1600 physicians in both SCCIPA and Affinity Medical Group with over 150,000 HMO and Medicare Advantage members in Aetna, Blue Cross CaliforniaCare, Blue Shield, CIGNA, Health Net, PacifiCare, Seniority Plus and Secure Horizons.
Torrens said, the mandatory reporting of financial information should yield a realistic picture of the condition of the state's individual practice associations and medical groups by the summer of 2002.
IPAs: Individual Practice Associations are essentially decentralized HMO's which contract with physicians to provide services to the plan's patients for a discounted fee (usually 50%-80%) of which 15%-20% may be retained by the managed care entity for a "withhold" or a "risk" pool.
What previously was a problem most acutely felt by provider-controlled individual practice associations (IPAs) and preferred provider organizations (PPOs) has become a mainstream issue with the proliferation of physician/hospital organizations (PHOs).
The term "group practice" is defined to include fully integrated medical groups, but would not include loosely organized individual practice associations or similar groups.
She has worked in California's fast paced healthcare market for more than 20 years and has developed and implemented a variety of innovative special programs and initiatives for some of California's largest individual practice associations (IPA's), preferred provider organizations, (PPO's) and management services organizations (MSO's) including Brown & Toland, Beech Street and WebMD.

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