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About Ideal Medical Practices

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

    You should talk to a lawyer. Usually the membership fee covers non covered services such as increased access like getting the doctors cell number, same day appointments etc. we have contracts that explicitly forbid membership fees. Larry Lindeman Roscoe ...

  • Posted in: Member Forum

    You probably need to talk with a lawyer but I don't believe it is legal, because usually the agreement itself would prohibit a "non-covered waiver" as well as any surcharges. the idea behind the contract itself is that it sets the terms of the doctor ...

  • Posted in: Member Forum

    Anyone out there contract with insurance (we take Medicare/ Medicaid and private) AND charge an annual membership fee? I’d love insights, tips, tricks. I understand but am not sure that it is legal as long as everyone signs a non- covered waiver. ...



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