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Business Solutions for Independent Practices designed to help you Stay Independent!
For your practice to remain independent, you need access to the best pricing for the products and services needed to run your business effectively and efficiently, at the rates and services that usually only larger organizations can command. This is where Independent Practice Management Services Organization (IPMSO) comes into the picture. The team at IPMSO has leveraged all of their connections and experience to bring our members incredible value and benefits.
IPMSO Members enjoy savings on medical supplies, and lowest pricing as well as maximum annual rebates on vaccines. In addition our members have access to reasonably priced, expertly delivered services such as Remote Biller™ (revenue cycle management), credentialing, contracting, human resource management, and compliance training & management (OSHA, HIPAA, chart audits). IPMSO opens the door to exclusive services such as staff training and education, answering and triage services, insurance (health, long-term disability, property, casualty, and liability).
So, how do we do it? With a little help from our friends.
Partnering with McKesson has allowed us to access dynamic pricing for even the smallest of practices. How? By tapping into volume pricing for the most commonly ordered products. They want to help the little guys too!
In addition to offering in-house services, we’ve partnered with the best companies in the industry to bring you the services you need at a price you can afford with the service levels only large organizations typically command.
Outsourcing chronic care management can have many benefits for small practices. Here are tips on how to successfully implement a CCM program that would be advantageous for both your practice and patients.
"Successfully implementing a CCM program starts with laying the operational groundwork: integrating new staff and installing healthIT software. Committing time and resources into integrating remote care managers early on is critical to reaping the benefits long term. By treating remote care coordinators as true extensions of your staff, adapting to the culture, tone, and workflow of your practice, they eventually become integral parts of practice operations, and in some cases, may even be willing to work in the office a few days a week to get additional face-to-face time with practice staff and patients. This frees up existing staff to manage other important tasks."
Pfizer reports positive results for COVID-19 vaccine in children. Read the latest here.
"Pfizer and COVID-19 vaccine development partner BioNTech reported Monday positive topline results from a pivotal trial of the vaccine in children aged 5 to 11 years. The vaccine was determined to be safe and well tolerated in the youngest age group yet to receive the 2-shot series, according to a Pfizer press statement.
Results of the phase 2/3 trial showed a robust neutralizing antibody response to the 2-dose regimen of 10 µg administered 21 days apart—a dose smaller than the 30-µg given to people aged ≥12 years. The antibody responses among the younger volunteers were comparable to that seen in trials of the vaccine in those aged 16 to 25 years, according to the company. Side effects, too, were comparable to those seen in the older cohort."
The AAP has new recommendations for using consistent terminology to describe and classify unexpected and unexplained infant deaths.
"Throughout the years, many new terms have been used to classify infant deaths to reflect whether they are believed to be accidental or undetermined or fall under other categories," said Dr. Vincent J. Palusci, MD, MS, FAAP, a co-author of the report.
"This has led to inconsistencies in terms used, which in turn increases the chances of communication errors and misunderstandings. Our goal is to establish uniform and shared terminology so that we can best support families after their loss and work to prevent more deaths."