Independent Practice Association (ipa)


Definition of "Independent practice association (ipa)"

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Type of health maintenance organization (HMO) that issues contracts to independent physicians. These physicians are paid a per visit fee for seeing an HMO member or are paid an annual fixed sum. The HMO members are covered only when they use an HMO hospital or physician.

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