As a physician organization, the CAIPA Board, committees and physicians, provide constructive inputs in the managed care decision-making process at the highest levels so that high-quality patient care can be achieved in the most cost-effective manner. Additionally, CAIPA is actively involved in the development and implementation of pay-for-performance programs which provide financial rewards for high performing physicians. The IPA board members and staff offer a number of educational and advocacy opportunities that can assist IPA practices.
In addition, the IPA network management group interfaces daily with health plan staff to resolve issues and provide education on policies and programs. The IPA also has set a 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 demands of the future practice of medicine.