CNBC and Fox Business News Segment: IPG Leads Charge in Transforming Healthcare through Cost Transparency

Company speaks with industry partners on the use of revolutionary solutions that are changing the way healthcare is delivered

CNBC and Fox Business News Segment: IPG Leads Charge in Transforming Healthcare through Cost Transparency

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CNBC, Fox Business News, and Bloomberg will present “Device Benefit Management Solutions to Meet Today’s Healthcare Challenges” to air May 18, 19 and 29.

As the industry leading provider of Device Benefit Management™ solutions, IPG will speak in conjunction with partners Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and Charlotte Surgery Center on revolutionizing the way health plans, employers and healthcare providers can utilize never before seen transparency in creating informed consumers and improving quality and cost of healthcare for surgical procedures.

“We want to help our customers make better decisions with their healthcare dollars. They need transparency in order to make that happen. That is one of the reasons our relationship with IPG is so valuable to us and to our customers,” said Dr. Brian Caveney, Vice President and Medical Director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

As healthcare costs continue to rise, and the industry focuses on health reform and health exchanges, Accountable Care Organizations and varying payment models, there is an imperative need for strategies that provide transparency, standardization and collaboration to ultimately reduce healthcare costs and drive better quality for consumers. IPG will discuss the specialized Device Benefit Management space and how they have been able to create meaningful cost savings and transparency that made its way back to employers and consumers by consolidating what’s been a highly fragmented purchasing and data collection market.

“For the first time in 23 years as a physician I am not only able to help my patients choose the best treatment for their problem, I am also able to help them find the most cost effective way to provide that care. Thanks to companies like IPG, SCA, and BCBSNC and their willingness to work directly with physicians, together, we are making a big difference in the cost of Healthcare. This is really an opportunity for not only ASCs but hospitals and their physicians as well to collaborate with all parties to bring lower cost, high quality care to consumers,” said Dr. Roy Majors, Orthopedic Surgeon at OrthoCarolina.

Please see below for the IPG segment air dates. To request an invitation to place-hold the dates in your calendar, or for additional information, please email or visit us online at .

Saturday, May 18th at 4:30pm ET / 1:30pm PT

Wednesday, May 29th at 11:30pm PT

Sunday, May 19th at 7:30am United Kingdom

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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 .

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