individual practice association model

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

(IPA) (indi-vijyū-ăl praktis ă-sōsē-āshŭn modĕl)
A type of HMO in which the HMO contracts with an association of physicians to treat the patients of the HMO while continuing to see their own private patients.
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