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.
Responsible for daily operations management and supervision of assigned practice(s) in accordance with federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations. The practice manager will maintain regulatory compliance and is responsible for maintenance of licenses/certifications, primary source validation, proper credentialing with health system medical staff office and payers. Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders (CBO, marketing, quality team, business development, finance, A/P, payroll, human resources, c-suite, facilities, vendors, corporate and local administration) to ensure effective and efficient practice operations. Practice manager will be the primary practice liaison to internal and external stakeholders. Manages departmental expenses cost effectively, monitors revenue cycle operations, volume and revenue generation to assure practice budgets are met and provider subsidies are kept to a minimum. Participates in annual operating and capital budgeting and provider and employee recruitment and onboarding. Demonstrates service excellence, conveys professionalism and maintain appropriate confidentiality at all times. Other duties as assigned.