Independent Physicians Network (IPN) was created first and foremost to increase access to quality, cost effective healthcare for patients throughout Central and Southern Illinois. As such, IPN has negotiated and entered into managed care agreements with several health insurance providers in the area.
As an IPN member, your participation in each of the IPN group plans is voluntary. Most IPN members also individually participate with other major insurance plans such as Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry Healthcare and United Healthcare.
As the IPN network grows, it recognizes the value of networking and the personal knowledge of professional skills of members. IPN physicians refer to other members, but are free to refer patients to any physician or facility. IPN is pleased to offer members tools to make referring within the IPN network easier. Physicians and their patients have the opportunity to review other IPN member physicians’ office hours, insurance policy information and much more through the IPN website.
IPN believes that independent healthcare providers are better able to offer quality, personal care to their patients when limitations have not been placed on referrals. IPN offers physicians the opportunity to maintain autonomy and benefit from aspects available to large physician groups. By remaining independent, IPN physicians manage their own staff, select their own equipment, allowing them to focus on offering the highest quality of care to patients.
IPN currently supports and participates in Open Access plans offered by Cigna, ConsociateCare, Healthlink, Molina Healthcare, and Multiplan. Please contact the IPN for details on these plans. Every IPN member has the option to participate or opt out of each insurance plan; participation is not a requirement, and members are free to enter into their own contracts with these or any other health insurance providers.