Seen As Second Chance For IPAs
June 7, 2011: A news article in the latest
edition of American Medical News looks at the state of independent
practice associations (IPAs).
going bust in the 1990s, independent practice associations have become
more appealing to physicians,” wrote reporter Victoria Stagg
using IPA data provided by the Managed
Care Information Center, said “Independent
practice associations are poised for a comeback as physicians seek to
unite with larger systems, particularly for the purpose of forming
accountable care organizations.”
There are a
total of some 500 IPAs, that MCIC research has uncovered and 570
physician hospital organizations (PHOs), according to research for the
National Directory of Physician
also include business information and contact details on 85 primary
care networks and 131 multi-specialty medical groups, said Robert
Jenkins, CEO of the MCIC.
membership across the country is 128,329 primary care physicians and
144,080 specialists, according to MCIC data.
meanwhile, includes 151,549 primary care physicians and 76,946
specialists, the research found.
need to be in charge of this"
in the IPA industry say the number of such organizations is going up in
part because of interest from some doctors. These physicians don't want
to give up control by selling their practices to a hospital or a larger
practice, but want some of the benefits of a larger
organization,” said the American Medical News article.
For the full
article, visit: http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2011/06/06/bisb0606.htm
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