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Independent Practice Associations MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Independent Practice Associations
Tree Number(s)
N03.219.521.576.343.800.450
N04.452.758.244.450
N04.452.758.745.450
N04.590.374.410.450
Unique ID
D007193
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007193
Scope Note
A partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity that enters into an arrangement for the provision of services with persons who are licensed to practice medicine, osteopathy, and dentistry, and with other care personnel. Under an IPA arrangement, licensed professional persons provide services through the entity in accordance with a mutually accepted compensation arrangement, while retaining their private practices. Services under the IPA are marketed through a prepaid health plan. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
Entry Version
INDEPENDENT PRACTICE ASSOC
Entry Term(s)
Association, Independent Practice
Association, Individual Practice
IPA (Independent Practice Association)
IPA (Individual Practice Association)
Individual Practice Associations
Practice Association, Independent
Practice Association, Individual
NLM Classification #
W 130
Public MeSH Note
92; was INDEPENDENT PRACTICE ASSOCIATION 1988-91 (see under PRIVATE PRACTICE 1988-90)
Online Note
use INDEPENDENT PRACTICE ASSOCIATIONS to search INDEPENDENT PRACTICE ASSOCIATION 1988-91
History Note
92; was INDEPENDENT PRACTICE ASSOCIATION 1988-91 (see under PRIVATE PRACTICE 1988-90)
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1987/05/02
Revision Date
1994/05/12
Independent Practice Associations Preferred
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