ATLANTA, Georgia (February 24, 2017) – IPG, the industry-leading provider of Device Benefit Management solutions, today announced a partnership with Lima Corporate, a global medical device company providing reconstructive and fixation orthopaedic solutions. With a national footprint and focus on the commercial health care market, IPG enables high quality, cost effective surgical care and supports the delivery of value based care for high cost surgical procedures for their health plan clients. This partnership creates significant opportunities to improve surgical outcomes, while reducing overall healthcare costs.
“Lima Corporate is enthusiastic to initiate this collaboration with IPG as it represents a paradigm shift in the medical device market in the US while maintaining access to state-of-the-art devices. Through this agreement, Lima is able to provide key technology, such as our Trabecular Titanium technology used in our hip and shoulder portfolio, which are the only 3D printed devices with 10-years of clinical follow-up,” said Luigi Ferrari, CEO of Lima Corporate.
By bringing transparency, contracting strategy, analytics and surgical expertise related to the delivery of device-intensive surgical procedures, IPG enables surgeons and facilities to successfully make value-based care delivery decisions that drive quality and affordability around surgical procedures through device selection and site of care optimization. As IPG continues to execute on its manufacturer partnership strategy with firms who strategically align with this objective, Lima was identified as an excellent fit.
“IPG is excited about the opportunity to work closely with Lima to bring their high-value technology to IPG’s health plan clients and patients,” said Vince Coppola, President & CEO of IPG. “This relationship will further expand our mission to bring high quality, cost effective surgical solutions to the U.S. healthcare market.”
As a participating manufacturer in IPG’s Device Benefit Management program, Lima will gain access to IPG’s expansive network of direct partnering facilities and surgeons. This agreement will provide greater access for IPG’s customers for high quality shoulder, hip and knee arthroplasty products. Lima has a strong international presence, and the partnership with IPG will enable Lima to significantly drive expansion of their products in the United States.
Lima Corporate is a global medical device company providing reconstructive orthopaedic solutions to surgeons who face the challenges of improving the quality of life of their patients. Based in Italy, Lima Corporate is committed to the development of innovative products and procedures to enable surgeons to select ideal solution for every individual patient. Lima Corporate’s product range includes large joint revision and primary implants and complete extremities solutions including fixation. For additional information on the Company, please visit www.limacorporate.com.
As the Surgical and Implant Cost Management leader, IPG delivers a customized, data driven approach to enable their health plan partners to manage their surgical and implant costs more effectively. Providing true end-to-end solutions for the healthcare industry, IPG serves 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 ensure that patients receive increased access to affordable and innovative lifesaving and life-enhancing device-intensive medical therapies. Additionally, IPG’s award winning analytics platform for implantable procedures delivers transparency to impact the entire health care transaction process and all sites of care. Continued expansion of IPG’s surgical cost 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 to drive lower costs and high quality care for consumers. For more information about IPG, call us at 1-866-753-0046, or visit us on the web at www.ipg.com.