PATIENT ADVOCATE (FT) Desert Springs Medical Group
Universal Health Services, Inc.
September 12, 2018
DESERT SPRINGS MEDICAL GROUP
Independence Physician Management (IPM) was formed in June 2012 to be a separate and distinct physician management unit of Universal Health Services (UHS). IPM is dedicated to the acquisition, employment and recruitment of physicians in communities served by UHS acute care facilities. Additionally, we provide management and billing services to our behavioral health division. We are the comprehensive physician services arm of UHS providing expertise to both employed and independent physicians in our markets.
IPM is a wholly owned subsidiary of UHS and all management decisions and contracts are held directly with IPM and its subsidiaries. The mission is to provide superior patient care at our physician clinics through dedicated leadership responsible for all management oversight and contracting authority for our aligned physicians. The separate structure with committed practice management knowledge also provides liability protection from regulatory concerns and ensures appropriate relationships within our integrated networks. The end result is a division with focused expertise in the areas of practice management and development, managed care contracting and credentialing, strategic planning, financial and budgeting oversight, recruitment, on-boarding of new physicians and support services dedicated to the operational excellence of our employed practices.
The Patient Advocate is responsible for assisting patients in completion of their pre-surgical requirements for bariatric surgery. This includes assisting the patients and others to complete and collect necessary paperwork. The Patient Advocate serves as a liaison between patients, hospitals, physician practices and insurance companies in order to facilitate their surgical eligibility. Develops and maintains relationship with the patient and provides responsive patient service with assigned case load.