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Ideal Medical Practices (IMP) provides support to small, independent medical practices across the country. We're a peer-to-peer membership organization helping practices committed to relationship-based care succeed and thrive.

IMP is the only national nonprofit working to ensure that small practitioners across the country have what we need to continue to innovate and grow in today’s challenging and changing healthcare environment.

The member clinics of IMP are provider-owned with fewer than six practitioners. Each is designed around the core philosophy that the strength of the patient-provider relationship is the single biggest determinant of health outcomes. The business and clinical structures of IMP practices are developed to support this philosophy of care, and encompass diverse models. In IMP, there is no one size that fits all.  Each clinic is exactly right for the provider, the provider’s patients, and their community.  

And IMP is here to help. As an organization, we provide the tools, education and community network we all need. We work to achieve the goal of our practices to deliver exactly the care patients want and need, exactly when they want and need it, while preserving autonomy, work-life balance, and job satisfaction for our member providers.  

Together we can continue to work independently by having a common voice, sharing resources and ideas, and advocating for a system that includes and supports small independent medical providers nationwide.  

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    RE: editor needed

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    Jean, I'd be happy to take a look. Does the committee have any guidelines or requirements? IMO we could borrow from the AAFP proposal. ------------------------------ Peter Liepmann MD FAAFP MBA My mission is to fix US health care www.PCMHpcc.com Bakersfield ...

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    I felt the same way, I also felt I had done everything I could at the state level to try to make them see... In the my case I thought this, if I went direct pay and lost a bunch of patients I couldn't go back and sell my practice, if I sold my practice ...

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    editor needed

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    Hi As many of you remember I have been working on this  proposal for  a simple capitated plan using HYH etc etc to the Physician Technical Advisory Committee. A few IMPS have helped with it THANK YOU I  waited and waited to have a grant wrier  look at ...



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