Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Integrated Medical Delivery

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Integrated Medical Delivery

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Remaining focused and keeping things simple.

These are two of the reasons for Integrated Medical Delivery's success in the last decade, according to company founder and top official Martin A. Sholder.

IMD's continued success has earned the company the No. 3 slot on this year's Metro 50 list of the fastest-growing companies in Oklahoma City. The 10-year-old company reported a 467 percent increase in revenues to $14.13 million during the past three years and was the overall winner for Metro 50 last year.

"At that time, I focused on IMD's growth and our capabilities to nationally develop surgical spine hospitals. This year, our focus is on managed care and our significant growth as a group health provider," said Sholder, president and CEO.

IMD not only is a major group health provider through its PPO Oklahoma line of business, but also nationally develops and provides administrative support services to specialty hospitals, outpatient surgical and imaging facilities, and workers compensation managed care facilities.

Sholder attributes PPO Oklahoma's success to three main factors.

"First, we have worked hard to meet our client's needs. Our simple motto has included three components including: savings, access, and service.

"Second, we have had to meet the varied demands of health care providers across the state. We have had to provide them day-to-day support as well as information so that they can work to meet the individual needs of each patient, and work collaboratively with insurance companies to ensure timely and accurate payment of claims," he said.

"Finally, I do not believe we would be where we are today unless we had remained tremendously focused in our business. While through the past 10 years, while there have been opportunities to get into other endeavors besides PPO Oklahoma, I always knew that if we stopped focusing on our core product, it would ultimately affect our chances of long-term success."

Approximately 385,000 patients access the PPO Oklahoma network for group health services. In addition, almost 350,000 workers use the PPO Oklahoma network for the medical component of work-related injuries. …

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