Independent Practice Association

Reimbursements are moving from volume based fee-for service to value-based contracting. Providers such as Primary Care, Specialist, Hospitals, Post-Acute and Other Services will need to work together in an organized way to meet challenges and achieve success.

The NPCN IPA (Independent Practice Association) is essentially a Clinically Integrated Network of primary care physicians and specialists acting as a third party to negotiate performance-based commercial contracts collectively for its members, under the premise that cost savings, performance and outcomes will be financially rewarded.

NPCN can assist with single specialty IPA formation and in the structuring of governance, performance and productivity standards. Case management, care coordination and utilization management services will help guide members into the most appropriate level of care and promote a model of Physician Driven Medical Home.