MEMBERSHIP TYPES

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  • Member clinics/facilities must have a QI program in place or strong desire to start one with assistance

  • All levels of membership must share the core value of providing excellent care at reasonable cost

IHN FULL MEMBER

With full membership, physician/provider:

  • Must join Integrity Risk health plan contracts (whether capitated, baskets of care, P4P risk/gain, etc.) and follow guidelines for ensuring the highest quality of care in the most medically appropriate and cost efficient manner

  • May join Integrity non-risk health plan contracts

  • Is eligible to participate on the board of governors

  • Has full participation rights and responsibilities to QI/P4P
       * QI Toolbox with upates
       * onsite training and facilitation
       * assistance in required, contract-related data collection and reporting

  • Will receive Integrity/Intalere group purchasing discounts

  • Is kept abreast of legislative changes, both federal and state

  • Gains collegiality of other independent physicians, administrators, lab managers, EHR users, QI coordinators, referral coordinators, etc.

  • May purchase business management services
       * administrative consulting services
       * human resource consulting services
       * contract analysis (for non-IHN contracts)
       * financial reviews
       * billing services
       * EHR collaboration and expertise

Who is eligible:  MD/DO/DP/PA/other mid-level in an independent practice in the IHN service area. IHN's service area is northern and central Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.

IHN AFFILIATE MEMBER

With Affiliate membership, physician/provider:

  • Will receive Integrity/Intalere group purchasing discounts (med/surg supplies, lab supplies, reference lab, malpractice insurance, GPO membership)

  • Is kept abreast of legislative changes, both federal and state

  • Gains collegiality of other independent physicians, administators, lab managers, EHR users, QI coordinators, referral coordinators, etc.

  • May purchase QI expertise, advice, and tools
       * basic QI reporting templates and tools
       * data collection
       * data tabulaton
       * data analysis
       * QI - related EHR consultation
       * more granular reporting and analysis of submitted data
       * QI Toolbox with updates
       * onsite training and facilitation
       * assistance in required, contract-related data collection and reporting

  • May purchase business management services
       * administrative consulting services
       * human resource consulting services
       * contract analysis
       * financial reviews
       * billing services
       * EHR collaboration and expertise

  • May join risk-based health plans contracts at mutual agreement

Who is eligible:  MD/DO/NP/PA/other mid-level in an independent practice outside of IHN service area, or in an owned practice within or outside the IHN service area.

IHN ALLIED MEMBER

With allied membership, provider:

  • Will receive Integrity/Intalere group purchasing discounts (med/surg supplies, lab supplies, reference lab, GPO membership)

  • Is kept abreast of legislative changes, both federal and state

  • Gains collegiality of other independent physicians, administrators, lab managers, EHR users, QI coordinators, referral coordinators, etc.

  • May join risk-based health plans contracts at mutual agreement

  • May purchase business management services
       * administrative consulting services
       * human resource consulting services
       * contract analysis
       * financial reviews
       * billing services
       * EHR collaboration and expertise

  • May purchase QI expertise, advice, and tools
       * basic QI reporting templates and tools
       * data collection
       * data tabulation
       * data analysis
       * QI - related EHR consultation
       * more granular reporting and analysis of submitted data
       * QI Toolbox with updates
       * Onsite training and facilitation
       * Assistance in required, contract-related data collection and reporting

Who is eligible:  Behavioral health specialists/audiologists/chiropractors/therapists/other in an independent practice within the IHN service area.

IHN FACILITY MEMBER

With facility membership, facility:

  • Will receive acknowledgement and "promotion" amongst primary care clinics in locale

  • Will be part of a "participating provider network" in all feasible areas and contracts

  • Must join risk-type contracts which can include capitated/riskshare/gainshare/baskets of care and total of cost of care-type contracts

  • May purchase QI expertise, advice, and tools at an additional fee (cost to be determined)
       * more granular reporting and analysis of submitted data
       * QI Toolbox with updates
       * onsite training and facilitation
       * assistance in required, contract-related data collection and reporting

  • May use Integrity/Intalere purchasing program if facility so chooses

IHN ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBER

With IHN Organizational membership:

A alliance with another organization that brings strength to our network and shares the desire to keep independent medicine alive and well.

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