Despite today’s somewhat ‘rosy’ outlook for physician organizations, the IPA equivalent of the Dot Com bust occurred in 2002 when only two new IPAs were formed, found Managed Care Information Center Research.
The peak year for IPA growth was 1994 when 174 new physician organizations formed, according to data for the National Directory of Physician Organizations Database. The year 1995 was close with 138 new IPAs formed, our analysts found.
Source: The National Directory of Physician Organizations Database. http://healthresourcesonline.healthrespubs.com/managed_care/23poe.htm