Driving Value for Physician Groups & IPAs

Posted by Continuum on Nov 21, 2014 9:44:00 AM


The Challenge to Remain Independent

Although the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 has resulted in more insured Americans–about 10 million to date–it has also created new challenges for independent physician groups and independent physician associations (IPAs). Under the current Fee-for-Service (FFS) model, payors created volume-based provider economics, where providers were paid each time they delivered a service. The new approach is “accountable care,” a model that places the focus on value over volume. Payment is tied to patient outcomes and appropriate use of healthcare resources.

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Topics: clinical integration, Independent Physician Associations, value-based reimbursement, clinically integrated network

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