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Medical Term:

independent practice association

 

Definition: an association of independent physicians or small groups of physicians formed for the purpose of contracting with one or more managed health care organizations. Member physicians provide medical services for HMO patients in their own offices and are allowed to maintain private practices.

See Also: managed care, health maintenance organization

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