• Driving surgical affordability and quality through active
    medical device management and site of care optimization

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  • Lower
    Device
    Cost

    Addressing high price variation
    for devices that are functionally and clinically similar

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  • Cost Effective
    Device Selection

    Engaging and educating physicians
    on active device selection and
    cost management solutions for patients

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  • Site of Care
    Optimization

    Creating alignment and infrastructure
    to drive appropriate device-related
    surgeries to high quality,
    lower cost facilities

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  • Improved
    Surgical
    Costs & Care

    Aligning incentives across health plan, surgeon,
    facility and device manufacturers,
    resulting in improved quality and affordability
    of surgical care

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Find out how we lower costs for our health plan partners and patients in our video below.

In a $155 Billion industry, surgical procedure costs are rising, with limited transparency or ability to manage them. The price of a surgical procedure can be 200% to 400% higher than necessary depending upon the selection and cost of the device and where the procedure is performed.

That’s where IPG comes in. We partner with surgeons, facilities and device manufacturers to provide surgical cost management solutions that result in improved quality and affordability of care for our health plan partners and patients.

When a surgical procedure with an implant is performed, like a knee replacement, rotator cuff repair or spinal fusion, IPG aligns key stakeholders to ensure that procedures are performed with the optimal device and at the best site of care.

PROCEDURE TYPES

We cover the full spectrum of implantable devices, biologics and other covered tools and supplies that
may be part of the patient’s surgical procedure. Our manufacturer network includes access to over 16,500 devices.

ORTHOPEDICS

  • Sports Medicine
    • Soft Tissue Repair (ACL, Rotator Cuff)
    • Arthroscopy
  • Internal Fixation
  • External Fixation
  • Joint Replacement
  • Osteotomy

NEUROSURGICAL

  • Spine Fusion
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Neurostimulation

CARDIOVASCULAR

  • Pacemakers
  • Defibrillators
  • Stents

OPTHAMOLOGY

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery

ENT

  • Ear (Cochlear Implantation, Ear Tube Surgery, etc.)
  • Sinus (Functional endoscopic sinus surgery – FESS)

INTEGUMENTARY

  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Wound Treatment

DIGESTIVE

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Reflux Surgery

UROLOGICAL

  • Voiding Dysfunction
  • Genital Trauma / Reconstruction

GENERAL SURGERY

  • Hernia Repair
  • Abdominal & Gastrointestinal Surgery

PROCEDURE TYPES

We cover the full spectrum of implantable devices, biologics and other covered tools and supplies that
may be part of the patient’s surgical procedure. Our manufacturer network includes access to over 16,500 devices.

ORTHOPEDICS

  • Sports Medicine
    • Soft Tissue Repair (ACL, Rotator Cuff)
    • Arthroscopy
  • Internal Fixation
  • External Fixation
  • Joint Replacement
  • Osteotomy

NEUROSURGICAL

  • Spine Fusion
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Neurostimulation

CARDIOVASCULAR

  • Pacemakers
  • Defibrillators
  • Stents

OPTHAMOLOGY

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery

ENT

  • Ear (Cochlear Implantation, Ear Tube Surgery, etc.)
  • Sinus (Functional endoscopic sinus surgery – FESS)

INTEGUMENTARY

  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Wound Treatment

DIGESTIVE

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Reflux Surgery

UROLOGICAL

  • Voiding Dysfunction
  • Genital Trauma / Reconstruction

GENERAL SURGERY

  • Hernia Repair
  • Abdominal & Gastrointestinal Surgery

CLIENTS

We work with health plans, facilities, doctors and device manufacturers to provide implantable devices, biologics or other covered tools and supplies that may be part of the patient’s surgical procedure.

  • HEALTH PLANS

    We deliver lower surgical costs to our health plan partners through device management and site of care solutions that are complementary to your existing clinical cost management, network management and reimbursement programs.

    • Access to deep device expertise and experience
    • Delivery of device and site of care savings
    • Supportive of cost of care goals and network strategy
    • No administrative costs
    • Simplified and easy to implement contracting process
    • A cost management solution that is a true health plan - provider partnership

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  • FACILITIES

    With a large national footprint and a 98% facility satisfaction rate, we partner with leading health plans, surgeons and surgical facility partners to deliver high quality care to patients.

    • No device risk for high cost implants
    • Improved cash flow
    • Enhanced surgeon recruitment
    • Ability to perform higher acuity cases
    • Revenue generation from new procedures and increased volume

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  • SURGEONS

    We enable surgeon collaboration and engagement with our health plan partners to reduce costs for their patients while supporting value-based care delivery.

    • Increased Value-based Reimbursement
    • Maintain Product Selection
    • Surgical Group Incentives
    • Lower Costs for Patients
    • A more significant impact on making surgical care more affordable

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  • MANUFACTURERS

    Working closely with IPG, we facilitate access to our clients, increase your market share and enable you to be a part of the value cost solution.

    • You become a part of the value solution with the health plan
    • Increased market share
    • Levels the playing field and removes barriers to entry
    • Creates highly efficient new distribution channel
    • Promotes value-based care delivery

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  • PATIENTS

    Deductibles and co-insurance are rising. Since IPG lowers the total cost of your surgical procedure, we also lower your out-of-pocket costs. IPG also handles the billing, coordination, and reimbursement of the surgical devices used in your procedure which helps your facility focus more on providing you with the best care and focus less on the administrative work. A win-win!

    • Lower Out-of-Pocket Costs
    • High Quality, Affordable Care

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COST SAVINGS

  • Price Variation by Device Example:

    Price Variation by Device Example:

    In the example, all three devices are functionally and clinically equivalent, however these comparable devices vary 200 to 300% in cost! The IPG model generates immediate client savings by 1) leveraging our device pricing and vast manufacturer network, 2) accessing our device selection tool to assist the surgeon in optimal device/patient/procedure matching and 3) enabling the procedure to be performed at the most cost effective, high quality site of care.

  • Price Variation by Site of Care Example:

    Price Variation by Site of Care Example:

    In this example, the cost for an ACL Reconstruction procedure in the same geographic area is 50% higher at surgical facility A than B. In addition to device savings, our model also generates significant and immediate savings by ensuring that the procedure is performed at a high quality and affordable site of care.


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CONTACT US

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Suite 200
Alpharetta, GA 30009 

Email: info@ipg.com

Toll free: (866) 753-0046
Phone: (770) 753-0046

Fax: (866) 753-0194

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