To demonstrate value-based healthcare through focus on Triple Aim plus one:
Improve the health and wellness of the population
Enhance the patient experience (quality, access, reliability)
Reduce, or at least control, the per capita cost of care
Promote workplace vitality for community-based practices
To improve the health and wellness of our patients by creating a sustainable, clinically integrated network of independent primary care and specialty care providers. Leveraging health information technology, an evidence-based quality improvement program and primary source data, community providers will deliver safer, more efficient and more effective care, across the continuum of care, and demonstrate the value their service brings to their patients, community and healthcare system. In addition, iPN's mission is to promote the workplace vitality for physicians, providers, and their healthcare teams.
Accountability, Value, Sustainability
Why We Exist
Only 17% of today’s physicians are in solo practice which is significantly down from 54% in 1980. Over the same period, hospital or medical group employees has increased from 38% to 53%. Life is tough for physicians in independent practice. In 2016 alone, ICD-10, Meaningful Use and Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) created compliance burdens that may be disproportionately high for small independent group practices. Spreading costs of equipment such as Information Technology (IT), the Electronic Medical Record (EMR), contract negotiations, specialized consulting, and increasing pressure from Medicare, Medicaid and commercial payers to stagnate fee for service payments in favor of value-based care and risk-based reimbursements has created a dubious and extremely challenging environment for independent practices to survive.
The Integrated Physician Network (iPN) exists for two main goals:
Putting patients first, and
Helping independent practices remain independent.