Benefits of Membership

The Kansas City Metropolitan Physician Association, LLC (KCMPA) is a physician-led organization working to make medical care better for everyone. The goal of the IPA is to make the lives of physicians and practice managers easier.  We do this in two ways:  execution of fair, balanced contracts with managed care organizations and health plans which will direct volume; and using the size of the IPA to negotiate rates for services and supplies used by physician practices.

KCMPA was created by physicians, for physicians and is led by a physician board of directors and executive team who believe in collaboration. Built on the principles of the patient-centered medical home, KCMPA is building out the patient-centered medical neighborhood to provide medical services in a seamless, coordinated manner that values the independence of providers. KCMPA was established to meet the challenges and opportunities of the changing health care system.

Our physician members deliver high quality, evidence-based medical care at a reasonable cost while working to enhance the patient experience.  We have 46 practices and over 250 providers across the metro.  Our membership includes primary care for both adult medicine and pediatrics, as well as specialists, optometry and ophthalmology, rehab, PT and chiropractic services.   

KCMPA benefits for member practices:

  • Managed care contracts and health plans.
  • Practice employee medical group benefits plan offering Blue Cross/Blue Shield and MetLife products.  Participation requires at least 2 employees that the practice will pay at least 50% of the lowest cost plan for. 
  • Access to Population Health Services:
    • Care Manager – working with high risk patients who are managing 2 or more chronic diseases
    • Dietitian/Diabetic Educator – working with pre-diabetes, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, hypertension chronic kidney disease, weight loss/gain.
    • Access to Behavioral & Community Health providers– working with abuse/neglect, alcohol/drugs/tobacco, depression, behavior problems, grief, social skills, stress, anger, relationships.
    • Pharm D’s -  who help with medicine reconciliation, comprehensive medicine review. 
  • Referral and networking for providers.
  • Various tools and templates that will assist your practice with improving quality measures.

For more information on membership, contact Kerri Craven, Director of Operations, kerri.craven@kcmetrophysicians.com.