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.
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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.
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.
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.

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