ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Medical Advantage Group is a participant at the Indiana Rural Health Association Annual Conference which takes place at the French Lick Springs Hotel, French Lick, Indiana, June 20 to 22. As part of the conference, Medical Advantage Group CEO Paul MacLellan shall present Transitioning from Fee–for–Service Reimbursement to Population Health Management and Value–Based Purchasing. Medical Advantage Group will also sponsor a booth in the exhibit area.
“We’re proud to play an active role at the rural health event this year,” said Paul MacLellan, CEO of Medical Advantage Group. “As our industry transforms to a fee-for-value model, there are many challenges and obstacles for independent physicians – especially those in rural areas. We’re excited to share our insights and best practices for rural health care providers during the conference.”
Medical Advantage Group manages CIPA, the Consortium of Independent Physician Organizations, which consists of a network of 40 physician organizations representing 1,200 physicians throughout Michigan – who are dedicated to the practice of independent medicine. Members include individual practices, group practices, rural health clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and physician hospital organizations. Most CIPA physicians are independent solo practitioners located in both urban and rural settings. Last year alone, Medical Advantage Group helped CIPA members earn $17 million in additional practice revenue from fee schedule increases and financial incentives. Beyond Michigan, Medical Advantage Group recently launched CIPA Ohio – extending the same benefits to independent physicians in Ohio.
About the Consortium of Independent Physician Associations
Established in 2005, the Consortium of Independent Physician Associations (CIPA) is a regional network of 40 physician organizations across Michigan and Ohio representing 1,200 physicians dedicated to the practice of independent medicine. CIPA creates the opportunity for smaller groups of physicians to participate in pay-for-performance programs and value-based contracts that are normally only available to larger groups. Members include individual practices, group practices, rural health clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and physician hospital organizations. CIPA is endorsed by the Ohio State Medical Association. To learn more, visit www.JoinCIPAOhio.com.
About Medical Advantage Group
Medical Advantage Group simplifies the delivery of efficient, high-quality health care for medical practices, health centers, physician organizations, hospitals and health systems. Medical Advantage Group helps doctors navigate the shifting health care landscape by providing the resources needed to deliver better patient care in the new value-based health care economy. Medical Advantage Group has two decades of expertise managing physician organizations and ACOs. Its ACO clients have demonstrated success in improving quality measures and reducing costs of care in Medicare’s Shared Savings Plan.
Medical Advantage Group manages the Consortium of Independent Physician Associations and is owned by The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer with over 78,000 members. To learn more, visit www.medicaladvantagegroup.com.
About Indiana Rural Health Association
The Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA) is a not-for-profit organization representing a diverse statewide membership consisting of individuals and organizations committed to the improvement of health and resources for rural Hoosiers. IRHA seeks to provide a meaningful forum for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the health and safety of rural communities in Indiana. IRHA seeks to provide educational programs that focus on the unique needs of the residents of rural Indiana and the providers who serve them. IRHA also works to educate the public on relevant issues and focus unified efforts to bring about the necessary changes in public and private policies to ensure that all rural
Hoosiers have access to quality health care in their own communities. More information about the IRHA can be accessed through www.indianaruralhealth.org.
SOURCE Medical Advantage Group