Latest Independent practice association Stories

2011-08-01 13:37:00

SAN FRANCISCO and EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Brown & Toland Physicians, San Francisco's largest independent physician association (IPA), announced today that it has formed one company with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), one of the East Bay's largest IPAs. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110801/SF45006-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110801/SF45006LOGO-b) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110801/SF45006LOGO-c) Forming one...

2011-07-21 08:32:00

BEND, Ore., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing effort to deliver high quality health care, the Central Oregon Independent Practice Association (COIPA) is pleased to announce that it has merged its Electronic Health Record subsidiary, Central Oregon Electronic Medical Records (COEMR) with OCHIN Inc., a national HIT organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon. According to Dr. Steve Mann, President of COIPA, "The combination of COEMR and OCHIN supplies even...

2011-05-26 08:05:00

MANHASSET, N.Y., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beacon IPA, a young and rapidly-growing physician network consisting of almost 200 healthcare practitioners, has proudly announced a three-year agreement with Empire BlueCross BlueShield. The new contract brings together two premier organizations, committed to finding new ways to enhance the overall quality, efficiency and safety of clinical care at reduced costs. "We anticipate major changes driven by new healthcare reform at both the State...

2011-04-18 07:13:00

ST LOUIS, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the economy perks up, it appears that rates of physician turnover rise with it. For the first time since 2008, physician turnover has increased, reminding medical groups of the delicate balance between physician supply and demand. According to the 6th annual Physician Retention Survey from Cejka Search and the American Medical Group Association (AMGA), in 2010 total turnover was 6.1 percent compared to 5.9 percent in 2009, and appears to track...

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