As a physician organization, the CAIPA Board, committees and physicians, provide valuable inputs in the managed care decision-making process at the highest levels, so high-quality patient care can be achieved in the most cost-effective manner. CAIPA is actively involved in the development and implementation of value-based-payment programs which provide financial rewards for high-performing physicians. The IPA board members and staff offer many educational and advocacy opportunities that can assist physician practices in every possible way.
Additionally, the IPA network management group interfaces daily with health plan staff members to resolve issues and provide education on policies and programs. CAIPA sets strategic direction to develop a cache of “value-added service” partners to deliver valuable products and services to IPA physician practices to help meet the needs of the future practice of medicine.
Over the past 20 years, CAIPA has greatly increased the scope of services it provides for the community and its provider members. In 2018 CAIPA formed the CAIPA MSO (Management Service Organization), built a Point of Care application to improve population health, established the Asian Contact Center which performs outreach to patients as well as answering service functions for physicians. These initiatives are helping to transform CAIPA into a more complex healthcare delivery system that can provide better care to its patients.
Dr. George Liu serves as the President, CEO, and CMO of the Chinese-American IPA Inc., d/b/a Coalition of Asian- American IPA (CAIPA), and as Chairman of the Asian-American Accountable Care Organization (AAACO) boards. As an internist and endocrinologist, Dr. Liu has been continuously providing quality care to his patients and contributing to the well-being of the Asian-American communities he has been serving since 1985. In addition to his private practices, he has been an attending physician at various hospitals, such as New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and NYU Langone Medical Center.
Dr. Liu has received numerous distinctions and honors, including an award from the American Diabetes Association. Top Doctors: New York Metro Area” list by Castle Connolly every year for the last 15 years, and the “Best Doctor” by New York Magazine. Dr. Liu is also recognized and received multiple citations from New York State Assembly, New York City Council, and Commendation from City of New York Office of the Controller. Over the years, he has had various research articles published in collaboration with other distinguished physicians.