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"Inside IPAs" Report From MCIC Reveals Key Characteristics for Physician Organizations

Manasquan, N.J. -- The average independent practice association (IPA) includes about 460 physicians, according to a new report published by The Managed Care Information Center (MCIC). The report, "Inside IPAs: An Analysis of Growth Trends, Services and Managed Care Contracts" features an in-depth analysis of IPA-related data found in the second edition of MCIC's National Directory of Physician Organizations. While the average number of physicians-per-IPA is 460, a closer look revealed the majority of the nation's IPAs fell below this mark almost 75 percent of the nation's IPAs had less than 400 physicians (see table below).

ANALYSIS OF IPA SIZE
Number of Physicians % of Total IPAs
  less than 100 28.2%
  100-199 22.6%
  200-399 24.0%
  400-599 9.5%
  600+ 15.9%
Note: Percents may not equal 100 due to rounding.
Source: MCIC's "National Directory of Physician Organizations, Second Edition," 2000.

The full copy of "Inside IPAs" featues a regional breakdown of average IPA size, as well as comparisons between the first and second edition directory data. In addition to the number of physicians per IPA, the report examines such IPA trends as:

  • types of services offered;
  • prevalence of physician specialties;
  • profit status;
  • relationships with management services organizations;
  • plans for expansion;
  • managed care contracts;
  • negotiations with MCOs; and
  • revenue sources.
An Executive Summary of "Inside IPAs" is available on the Free Reports page of MCIC's Web site.

The Full Version of "Inside IPAs: An Analysis of Growth Trends, Services and Managed Care Contracts" is available for $99 and can be ordered by going to: http://www.healthresourcesonline.com/managed_care/ipa.htm or by calling MCIC toll-free at: 888-843-6242.

More information on MCIC's National Directory of Physician Organizations can be obtained by going to: http://www.healthresourcesonline.com/managed_care/23po.htm or by calling MCIC toll-free at: 888-843-6242.

IMPORTANT: If ordering either item, please reference the following source code: MCPRIPA1.

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