independent practice association


: an organization providing health care by doctors who maintain their own offices and continue to see their own patients but agree to treat enrolled members of the organization for a negotiated lump sum payment or a fixed payment per member or per service provided
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“Independent practice association.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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