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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    RE: Downsizing

    Posted in: Member Forum

    I don't have experience with this question.  It does seem to me however that starting by asking your contract rep from one of your bigger insurers might not be too tricky.  If you see Molina patients, I can give you the contract rep information for them ...

  • Posted in: Member Forum

    For the first time since I opened 9 years ago, I am wondering if I should keep my business open.  I've lost a ton of patients from the Obamacare reforms, because I'm not in a big network.  I have seriously been considering opening just one day a week ...

  • Posted in: Member Forum

    Call and tell them you need to speak to someone in charge of "contracting" and not "credentialing". I sent my information as requested, with intial delay-since I stated credentialing intially (and was previously credentialed with another practice).  ...

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