independent practice association

noun

Medical Definition of 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 abbreviation IPA

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“Independent practice association.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/independent%20practice%20association. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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