IPG Inks Agreement with BCBSNC to Provide Implantable Device Management

Atlanta-based Implantable Provider Group (IPG) has announced an agreement to provide implantable device management for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina’s (BCBSNC) provider network. Under the agreement, IPG will handle device coordination, billing, replacement, tracking and other services for participating providers in BCBSNC’s statewide ambulatory surgery center (ASC) and hospital network. Founded in 2004, IPG primarily focuses on large, fast-growth device intensive markets, such as cardiology, neurology, orthopaedic and spine implants, according to a company news release.

Opportunities to participate in the new reimbursement model using IPG will be made available through new contracts with BCBSNC, the state’s largest health care insurer.

The NCMS will be following this development and would like to hear from physicians about any concerns or problems they may have with the IPG-BCBSNC reimbursement model. Please contact the NCMS Member Resource Center at [email protected] or call 800-722-1350.

To learn more about IPG and its services, go to: http://www.ipgsurgical.com/.

Click here to access information about BCBSNC guidelines and policies concerning implantable devices.


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