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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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  • Posted in: Member Forum

    Kathy always helps I am so glad we have her I am also sure that her JE an was deliberate:) -- Jean Antonucci MD 115 Mt Blue Circle Farmington ME 04938 ph 207 778 3313 fax 207 778 3544 www.jeanantonucci.com ------Original...

  • Posted in: Member Forum

    ABNs mean you can bill the patient for the visit if Medicare doesn't cover the visit. I wouldn't call it a "Get out of Jail Free" card. The problem is just because you spend 50 minutes doesn't mean you need to spend 50 minutes. If you are doing...

  • Posted in: Member Forum

    Thanks Kathy. Good discussion. I will need to double check, but I believe the CMS letter specifically asks if I have an ABN on file. And if I do, I can bill the patient for the 99215. If, after submitting notes, the reviewer feels documentation...

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