The Integrated Physician Practice Section (IPPS) met virtually on Sunday, June 6.

June 2021 sections meetings

Find additional information for the sections' meetings taking place June 4-6 and June 11.

Congratulations to the to the 2021-2022 IPPS Governing Council:

  • Chair: Narayana Murali, MD, Marshfield Clinic, Wisconsin
  • Vice chair: Adnan Munkarah, MD, Henry Ford Health System, Michigan
  • Delegate: Steven Wang, MD, The Southern California Permanente Medical Group
  • Alternate delegate: Russell Libby, HealthConnect IPA, Virginia
  • Members at-large: Gregory Fuller, MD, Catalyst Health Care Network, Texas, and Donna Smith, MD, Virginia Mason Franciscan, Washington
  • Large group slotted seat: Stephen Parodi, MD, The Permanente Medical Group, California
  • Small/Medium group slotted seat: Steven Farrell, MD, Hattiesburg Clinic, Mississippi

The IPPS presented a dynamic education program entitled Mergers & acquisitions: How did we get here and how can we do better? The program featured co-authors Robert Burns, PhD, and David Dranove, PhD, who discussed their new book Big Med: Megaproviders and the High Cost of Health Care in America. One attendee noted: “Today’s presentation was one of the most timely and thought—provoking we’ve had and a topic that is near and dear to our organization as we discuss our future.”

The IPPS advanced two resolutions to the House of Delegates:

  • Audio-only Telehealth for Risk Adjusted Payment Models
  • Developing Best Practices for Prospective Payment Models
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