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About Ideal Medical Practices

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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    I'm responding here only because I just had a conversation about the 364 day issue with a partner, coder and receptionist about this last week. A partner had an AWV on her schedule that was less than 365 days from the last. She asked me if it could...

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    I would do that job for half as much, and be great at it! Does it come with health insurance? Thank you, Deborah Lathrop, MD ------------------------------ D Lathrop ------------------------------

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    This has been nagging at me and I finally made time to look- I've billed -13 with 25 modifier (paid 61.71) then G0438 for annual wellness (paid 182.42) then G0101 for pelvic (no modifier and paid 40.71) and Q0091 for pap (no modifier and paid 49.00)...

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