Frequently Asked Questions about IU Health Physicians

Will participation in IU Health Physicians require me to change the way I practice medicine?
If you adhere to the highest clinical standards and patient satisfaction, very little will change in the way you practice medicine. You should even be able to concentrate more on your patients as some of the infrastructure and administrative items will be handled by the IU Health Physicians group. That said, there are many quality and care management initiatives included in our clinical integration program led by IU Health Quality Partners. Participation in this program will allow you eligibility to obtain financial rewards for your achievements. The amount of any incentive payments will depend on both your personal quality score and the overall quality score of the organization. This latter component highlights the importance of physicians working together in an interdependent manner to improve patient care.

Frequently Asked Questions about Indianapolis

What is the cost of living in Indianapolis?
Compared to that of other major metropolitan areas, the cost of living in Indianapolis is very low. It’s easy to get more for your money than you’d expect in other areas.

What is the average commute time in the Indy metro area?
Indiana University Health’s hub is in downtown Indianapolis. From suburbs such as Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville and Greenwood the average commute time is 30 minutes.

What are some Indianapolis cultural highlights?
Indianapolis has a rich cultural heritage. From the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to Conner Prairie and the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, there is something for everyone. There are also several distinguishable cultural districts: Broad Ripple Village, The Canal & White River State Park, Fountain Square, Indiana Avenue, Massachusetts Avenue, and the Wholesale District.

What does Indianapolis have to offer a sports fan?
Indianapolis has become one of the most respected sports towns in the Midwest. The city is proud to be the home of the Indianapolis Colts, the 2007 Super Bowl champs, as well as the Indianapolis Pacers and the Indianapolis Indians. The city is host to the Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard 400 and frequently hosts the NCAA Final Four.