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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

    I am in the same position. I appreciate the support I get, and no longer need the flexibility. Its a little weird to go home and not worry. My patients feel the loss, but the patient portals help keep it personal and not filtered through layers of staff. ...

  • Posted in: Member Forum

    Thanks for this post Kris. I am heading down the exact same path and will become part of a multi specialty group on November 1st and the Village Doctor will become TPMG—The Village Doctor. I did not have staff turnover, but even though I have not accepted ...

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    RE: MACRA

    Posted in: Member Forum

    Re SRA: Too much for me to do.  I got assistance from my Medicare regional extension program for Medicaid MU.  SRA came with the package.  The sell the SRA separately to practices.  Your extension/technical assistance organization may have SRA assistance ...

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