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IPG was awarded a 5th place
ranking on Forbes magazine’s list of
“Americas Most Promising Companies”

About IPG

Our Story

As the leading provider of Surgical Cost Management Solutions in the US, IPG is delivering on its mission of improving the quality and affordability of surgical care.

The $155+ Billion Medical Device Market is highly fragmented and many players in this rapidly growing market sometimes have misaligned and competing incentives and priorities. This is why such significant cost variation exists when it comes to surgical care. Additionally, the selection of the specific device and the location where the procedure is performed dramatically impacts the total cost of care.

This all leads to higher than necessary surgical costs. IPG works closely with their health plan partners to provide transparency on surgical costs, robust analytics and the necessary device and site of care expertise needed to better navigate and manage this complex and growing area of healthcare. With IPG’s programs, patients receive more affordable, high quality surgical care.

IPG works with the leading national and regional health plans across the country, representing over 100 million lives. We have partnerships with thousands of surgery centers and hospitals nationally, and a breadth of contracted device manufacturers covering virtually all devices.

When a surgical procedure with an implant is performed, such as a knee replacement, rotator cuff repair or spinal fusion, IPG aligns incentives and provides in-depth analytics, expertise and solutions that assist in driving the right device selection, at the right cost and at a more cost effective and high-quality site of care, resulting in improved quality while significantly reducing surgical costs for health plans and their members.


Prior to its acquisition by Evolent Health in August of 2022, IPG was a privately held company, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

IPG was awarded 5th place on Forbes magazine’s list of “Americas Most Promising Companies”, and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list for seven years running. Founded in 2004, IPG is the clear leader in Surgical Cost Management solutions. Our value proposition has been validated by our large and growing health plan and facility customer base. IPG’s solutions bring value to partnering surgeons, facilities, device manufacturers and health plans who work together to deliver quality, affordable surgical care for patients.

IPG’s solutions center on improving quality and affordability of surgical care by reducing device costs and optimizing the most cost effective, high-quality site of care.

Our Leadership Team

With a commitment to making surgical care more affordable, our leading team of healthcare industry experts works closely with our health plan and facility customers to deliver proven solutions that result in affordable, high quality surgical care.

Our Mission & Values

Our mission is clear and simple – IPG makes high quality surgical care more affordable. This is the foundation of what we do and who we are. We strive for a culture driven on excellence, respect, innovation, superior team work and surgical expertise that enables us to successfully bring critical solutions to our clients and stakeholders.

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    RESPECT To hold our coworkers, partners and clients in high regard.

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    INNOVATION To continually introduce new products, services and approaches.

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    TEAMWORK To value every person on our team and what they bring to the table.

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    EXCELLENCE To deliver superior results to our clients.


  • Orthopedics

    • Sports Medicine (Soft Tissue Repair (ACL, Rotator Cuff) and Arthroscopy)
    • Internal Fixation
    • External Fixation
    • Joint Replacement
    • Osteotomy
  • Neurological

    • Spine Fusion
    • Disc Arthroplasty
    • Neurostimulation
  • Cardiovascular

    • Pacemakers
    • Defibrillators
    • Stents
  • Opthamology

    • Cataract Surgery
    • Glaucoma Surgery
  • ENT

    • Ear (Cochlear Implantation, Ear Tube Surgery, etc.)
    • Sinus (Functional endoscopic sinus surgery – FESS)
  • Integumentary

    • Reconstructive Surgery
    • Wound Treatment
  • Digestive

    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Reflux Surgery
  • Urological

    • Voiding Dysfunction
    • Genital Trauma / Reconstruction


We work with health plans, facilities, doctors and device manufacturers to provide implantable devices, biologics or other covered tools and supplies that may be part of the patient’s surgical procedure.


    We deliver lower surgical costs to our health plan partners through device management and site of care solutions that are complementary to your existing clinical cost management, network management and reimbursement programs.

    • Access to deep device expertise and experience
    • Delivery of device and site of care savings
    • Supportive of cost of care goals and network strategy
    • No administrative costs
    • Simplified and easy to implement contracting process
    • A cost management solution that is a true health plan – provider partnership

    With a large national footprint and a 99% facility satisfaction rate, we partner with leading health plans, surgeons and surgical facility partners to deliver high quality care to patients.

    • No device risk for high cost implants
    • Improved cash flow
    • Enhanced surgeon recruitment
    • Ability to perform higher acuity cases
    • Revenue generation from new procedures and increased volume

    We enable surgeon collaboration and engagement with our health plan partners to reduce costs for their patients while supporting value-based care delivery.

    • Increased Value-based Reimbursement
    • Maintain Product Selection
    • Surgical Group Incentives
    • Lower Costs for Patients
    • A more significant impact on making surgical care more affordable

    Working closely with IPG, we facilitate access to our clients, increase your market share and enable you to be a part of the value cost solution.

    • You become a part of the value solution with the health plan
    • Increased market share
    • Levels the playing field and removes barriers to entry
    • Creates highly efficient new distribution channel
    • Promotes value-based care delivery

    Deductibles and co-insurance are rising. Since IPG lowers the total cost of your surgical procedure, we also lower your out-of-pocket costs. IPG also handles the billing, coordination, and reimbursement of the surgical devices used in your procedure which helps your facility focus more on providing you with the best care and focus less on the administrative work. A win-win!

    • Lower Out-of-Pocket Costs
    • High Quality, Affordable Care
    • A more efficient and transparent surgical process