Recognized Health Plan executive hired to support rapid expansion of
company’s comprehensive Device Benefit Management program
“Dr. Smith brings extensive healthcare experience and will provide clinical and scientific guidance in all areas of product development," said
As a true benefit manager, IPG’s end-to-end DBM solutions serve as a strategic capability for health plans to manage cost and risk in a unique way that drives collaboration between the plan, their healthcare providers, manufacturers and physicians to drive lower costs and high quality care for consumers. Its industry leading, patented technology platform for implantable procedures delivers transparency to impact the entire health care transaction process and all sites of care.
“I am delighted to join the IPG team with its deep commitment to providing innovative solutions to the healthcare industry,” said Dr. Smith. “The continued expansion of their implant management platform will help health plans to deploy programs that will improve their ability to manage risk and deliver actionable information to everyone involved in a patient’s surgical procedure . I look forward to applying my industry perspective and helping the company continue to grow.”
Dr. Smith brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience ranging from private practice, entrepreneurial healthcare companies and commercial health plans. He joins IPG from
He earned his medical degree from the
As the Device Benefit Management (DBM) leader, IPG provides transparent end-to-end implant management and predictive analytical solutions, establishing the industry standard around cost, quality and safety to drive accessibility and affordability of care. The company has pioneered a unique DBM model which streamlines the management and delivery of implantable devices by working directly with health plans, clinical providers, facilities and medical device manufacturers. IPG delivers implant intelligence surrounding the overall cost and quality of healthcare being delivered, adding transparency and predictability of spend in tandem with the implementation of quality and safety metrics necessary to drive and reward best practices. Through collaborative partnerships that drive physician alignment, and employer and patient satisfaction, this approach ensures that patients receive increased access to affordable and innovative life-saving and life-enhancing device-intensive medical therapies. For more information about IPG, call us at 1-866-753-0046, or visit us on the web at www.ipg.com.