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Last $79.20 USD
Change Today -0.30 / -0.38%
Volume 703.8K
IPCM On Other Exchanges
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4605 Lankershim Boulevard

Suite 617

North Hollywood, CA 91602

United States

Phone: 888-447-2362

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IPC Healthcare, Inc. provides acute hospitalist and post-acute care services in the United States. The company’s clinical services are focused on providing, managing and coordinating the entire episode of care of inpatients. As of December 31, 2014, the company’s approximately 1,860 affiliated clinicians, including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants (collectively affiliated clinicians) practiced in approximately 410 hospitals and 1,500 other inpatient and post-acute care facilities primarily in 28 states. Collectively, the company’s affiliated clinicians work with approximately 48,000 referring physicians and 3,500 health plans. The company assists hospitals, post-acute facilities, and payors. Through its affiliated hospitalists, the company provides, manages, and coordinates the care of hospitalized patients and serves as the inpatient partner of primary care physicians and specialists, allowing them to focus their time and resources on their office based practices or their specialties. It also provides its affiliated hospitalists with the infrastructure, information management systems, specialized training programs, and administrative support necessary to perform these services. Services Information Management System The company provides its affiliated hospitalists with access to IPC-Link and other third party applications (collectively IPC-Link) through its Web-based Virtual Office portal to support their clinical, administrative and communications needs. IPC-Link is distinctive in its ability to capture the results of each doctor-patient encounter and organize these results into a searchable database. IPC-Link enables the company’s affiliated clinicians to view and record important patient data, and allows clinicians in a practice group to share patient information as needed. Additionally, the technology enables the company’s affiliated clinicians to communicate directly to its clinical call center and its risk management and compliance departments. IPC-Link includes a secure, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) compliant Web interface, which allows it to assume responsibility for billing, collection and reimbursement for services rendered by its affiliated clinicians. Transition Management The company uses IPC-Link to create customized surveys for patients who are discharged to home from an inpatient facility. To assist in monitoring and documenting the patient’s discharge or transition to outpatient care, IPC-Link provides its call center with patient information and follow-up instructions. The company’s system enables it to identify a patient’s post-discharge medical issues on a near real-time basis, coordinate care with the appropriate care provider, improve outcomes, lower the re-admission rate into inpatient facilities, and decrease its medical malpractice risk. Regional Management The company provides its affiliated hospitalists with direct, day-to-day access to an experienced management team that is familiar with the opportunities and requirements faced clinicians in a particular region. Recruiting The company’s recruiting strategy includes advertising in national physician publications and Websites, exhibiting at professional association meetings, establishing a regular presence at select residency programs, and utilizing its existing hospitalist relationships. Training The company has developed training programs and tools for its newly hired clinicians and its existing affiliated clinicians. Its newly hired hospitalists are required to enroll in its new hire training program prior to treating patients. The new hire training program emphasizes the role of the hospitalist or post-acute clinician in the clinical care team and provides training on billing and medical record documentation, compliance, risk management and other related topics regarding hospitalist and post-acute care practices. The company provides continuing medical education programs for its existing affiliated clinicians that are designed to enhance the skills of its affiliated clinicians in key areas, including clinical, risk management and comp

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