Independence Physician Management (IPM) was formed in June 2012 to be a separate and distinct physician management unit of Universal Health Services (UHS). IPM is dedicated to the acquisition, employment and recruitment of physicians in communities served by UHS acute care facilities. Additionally, we provide management and billing services to our behavioral health division. We are the comprehensive physician services arm of UHS providing expertise to both employed and independent physicians in our markets.
IPM is a wholly owned subsidiary of UHS and all management decisions and contracts are held directly with IPM and its subsidiaries. The mission is to provide superior patient care at our physician clinics through dedicated leadership responsible for all management oversight and contracting authority for our aligned physicians. The separate structure with committed practice management knowledge also provides liability protection from regulatory concerns and ensures appropriate relationships within our integrated networks. The end result is a division with focused expertise in the areas of practice management and development, managed care contracting and credentialing, strategic planning, financial and budgeting oversight, recruitment, on-boarding of new physicians and support services dedicated to the operational excellence of our employed practices.
Supervises and coordinates activities of staff engaged in the operations of the front desk and clinical staff. Determines work flow procedures, prepares work schedules and expedites work flow. Maintains efficient and orderly flow of the check in / out process, scheduling appointments, maintaining accurate medical records and works closely with the physicians to maintain high quality patient care. Maintains open communication with the department managers, hospital departments, patients and physicians.