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Agreement reached between Implantable Provider Group and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida

Posted on Feb 26, 2010 by Sergio Ulloa ()  | Tags: Blue Cross, health care, Healthcare, insurance, us health insurance, USA

An agreement between Implantable Provider Group (IPG) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. (BCBSF) has been reached allowing IPG to serve as the designated implantable device management vendor for the extensive provider network of BCBSF. IPG is one of the world's leading providers of implanted surgical devices (such as pacemakers). IPG streamlines the management and delivery of implantable medical devices by working directly with commercial insurance payers, clinical providers and facilities, and medical device manufacturers through its Implantable Device Management (IDM) solution. The IDM solution eliminates the complexity and the financial risks associated with the billing and reimbursement processes for providers, while maintaining patient access to innovative medical therapies that use life-saving and life-enhancing medical devices. From now on, services such as device coordination, billing, replacement, tracking and other will be handled by IPG to the state-wide ambulatory surgery centre network of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, which has over 4 million health insurance policyholders. Companies Mentioned Implantable Provider Group (IPG) works with commercial payors to manage all aspects of high-cost implantable medical devices. Founded in 2004, IPG primarily focuses on large, fast-growth device intensive markets, such as cardiology, neurology, orthopaedic and spine implants. The company's Implantable Device Management SM solution simplifies the complex procurement, contracting and billing associated with these devices, thereby streamlining the process and normalizing costs for all parties, while also delivering many valuable ancillary capabilities. Implantable Device Management also offers benefits for health care providers and manufacturers. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida is the oldest and largest health plan provider in the state of Florida. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield system of plans consists of 39 independent and locally operated Blue plans with a total national enrolment of more than 100 million at year-end 2008, which equals one in three Americans. Blue Plans have experienced 14 consecutive years of positive enrolment.
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