Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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- Who and What is Group
- Is there a fee to join
- Is there a cost to
maintain my membership with GPA?
- What type of facility
or practice can benefit from an association with GPA?
- How does GPA make its money?
- Who are the members
- Besides the typical
discounted medical and office supply products-what else does GPA do
or provide to its members?
Who and What is Group
Group Purchasing Alliance (GPA) was organized and set up back in the fall of 1995 in an attempt to address the needs of the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities-by providing its membership access to a group purchasing organization. Since then, we have successfully negotiated access to discounted pricing on pharmaceuticals, medical-surgical supplies, brand name suture, and a broad range of capital equipment. Our latest initiative is the sales and service of the best of electronic medical records software and systems customized to your practice and even enabling incorporation of your existing software. Back to top.
Is there a fee to join GPA?
No. GPA has never required a fee to join. Back
Is there a cost to maintain my membership
No. There are no dues or minimum orders. We stay in business by growing
volume our members buy under the contracts we negotiate. We anticipate
no change in this policy for the future. If we cant beat
the competition, we dont deserve your business! Back
How does GPA make its money?
What type of facility or practice
can benefit from an association with GPA?
GPA has expanded its membership to include the members of ASPS,
ASAPS-and a variety of other medical specialties that operate stand-alone
Typically, these facilities (and clients) are not affiliated with any
hospital or national organization. Back
Who are the members of GPA?
The simple answer is surgeons. Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive
surgeons were our primary focus-but we have now have Eye Clinics, Orthopedic
Clinics, Dermatology Clinics-and a whole host of Multi-Speciality Clinics
and facilities accessing our programs. We have no limitations on the
type of member who can join. The type of formularies (or
basket of goods) we have negotiated with vendors has primarily attracted
privately owned and stand-alone surgical facilities. Back
Besides the typical discounted medical
and office supply products-what else does
GPA do or provide to its members?
GPAs need to develop new programs to service its growing
client base is imperative. We are in the process of developing a program
that addresses this need with an impressive array of Electronic Medical
Record (EMR) solutions and HIPAA compliant platforms. We will continue
to experiment with our formularies, manufacturer relationships and distribution
channels in a concerted effort to fine-tune our product offerings. The
key to our continued success has been our ability maintain relevant
product offerings and programs that service our membership in a variety
of compelling ways. Back to top.