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.
Peggy Sheng currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of CAIPA. She joined the physician-member organization in 1995. During her tenure of over 20 years, CAIPA has flourished into a strong organization with over 1,000 providers serving over 500,000 Asian-American residents in the greater New York area. Peggy oversees all contract negotiations, quality and utilization management, and network development functions. In addition to building CAIPA as a model IPA by its peer, Peggy was instrumental in establishing CAMS-CAIPA Community Service Fund to encourage the development and improvement of existing, culturally competent, community-oriented service programs as well as research and educational projects that benefit the Asian-American communities of New York.
Furthermore, Peggy spearheaded CAIPA to sponsor the CAIPA Foundation, Inc. which is funded by donations from our physicians-members to offer assistance to older adults who can benefit physically, mentally and socially from social daycare centers. Thus, the Foundation formed CAIPA Social Daycare Centers (SDCs) with the mission of offering older adults a holistic approach to improve and maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle and to maximize their quality of life. Our SDCs are located in the Sunset Park and Bensonhurst, the Chinese neighborhoods of Brooklyn.
Dr. Eliza Ng serves as the Chief Medical Officer of CAIPA. She is a Board-Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist with extensive leadership experience in both payers and provider sectors. Prior to joining CAIPA, she was the Chief Medical officer of Population Health at RWJ Barnabas Health System. Her area of expertise includes population health and leading provider organizations to manage total cost of care. She is passionate about creating a system of care that supports high quality care and patients and providers quality of well-being.
Karen Jung has over 10 years of experience in operations and organizational management. She manages the daily operations and office administration of all the CAIPA offices. In addition, she supports the hiring, new employee on-boarding and employee performance processes. Prior to joining CAIPA, Karen worked for various companies, including Technimetrics, idEXEC and OneSource Information Services. For these organizations, she assisted in the implementation of marketing programs and development of new product functionality and design.
Sam Pang has more than 30 years of Information Technology and Software Development experience. He also had more than 10 years Healthcare IT experience. In 2008, Sam worked at Health and Hospitals Corporation and he built a Wristband Patient Tracking System. Four years later, Sam joined an EMR company as CTO. He led a 10 members team to redesign the EMR. After 2 years, this EMR company became profitable. In 2015, Sam joined CAIPA and he brought extensive IT and Healthcare knowledge. His team has designed and developed a suite of secured and automated systems – SFTP System, Workflow System, Provider Roster System and Point of Care System. Using AWS and other cloud service providers, Sam also redesigned CAIPA infrastructure to move to cloud.
Annie Chu is responsible for leading the internal processes to promote and ensure compliance efforts with Federal and State laws, regulations and company policies as well as to oversee compliance activities that impact CAIPA and CAIPA provider members. She also works closely with CAIPA doctors and their employees to advocate and implement compliance programs, HIPAA compliance, and healthcare compliance education. Annie gained years of experience in different areas of the healthcare system, including academia, hospital and small practice.
Susan Lau brings over 35 years of experience in the healthcare field to CAIPA. As Executive Vice President, Susan works closely with the Board and Executive Team to implement CAIPA’s vision, mission and strategic plans in managed care contracts, quality and utilization review, providers engagement, collaborations with hospitals, other healthcare organizations, and city, state, and federal governmental agencies. Susan also serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Asian American Accountable Care Organization (AAACO) and administers the Medicare Shared Savings Program contract with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal government agency. The AAACO is an affiliated entity of CAIPA formed with the Korean-American Physician IPA (KAPIPA) and the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center. Susan also serves as the Executive Director of the CAIPA Foundation.
Yin Tung joined CAIPA in 2012 with over a decade of managed care experience and strong knowledge in healthcare and business development. He has successfully managed multiple value-based payment contracts with Medicare, Medicaid and commercial plans utilizing his extensive experience in network management, quality improvement, risk adjustment, and value-based contracting. He oversees contracting, quality, practice transformation, home visiting program, and credentialing at CAIPA. Yin has a proven track record of consistent improvement in quality rating and increase in CAIPA’s surplus earnings. He involves greatly in business development and implementation of healthcare initiative to improve care in the Asian community.
Jing Shui joined CAIPA in 2019. Jing built a new Data Analytics unit and expanded the analytical capabilities at CAIPA to help the organization meet the challenges in the healthcare marketplace. Jing brings nearly 30 years of experience in health care and health insurance analytics. Jing started his professional career with the United Hospital Fund of New York, where he spent six years analyzing the financial and operational performances for the city’s voluntary and municipal hospital systems. Jing later moved into the health insurance industry and worked for NYLCare Health Plans as a member of its corporate Healthcare Analytics team.
Kelly Kwok had worked at public accounting firms for more than 15 years and had been providing accounting services to CAIPA since 2005. Kelly joined Prager and Fenton LLP In February of 2001, and began her career as an accounting associate, providing financial and accounting services, including performing audits, preparation of financial statements and tax returns. She obtained her CPA license in 2003 and specialized in financial and professional services, construction, retail and not-for-profit organizations. She managed a broad array of client services, from preparation of audit and other attest financial statements, preparation of projections, bookkeeping assistance and consulting on complex transactions to day-to-day operations. She also has experience in tax planning and handling federal and multi-state tax filings for corporations, partnerships and high-net-worth individuals.
As the Medical Director of CAIPA, Dr. Richard Ng leads the entire CAIPA Care Team. The Care Team involves care coordination at the IPA level. Currently, we are active in Transitional Care Management to reduce avoidable 30-day readmissions for patients with ambulatory sensitive conditions. Dr. Ng is interested in population health, medical-economics, end-of-life care, and best practices according to established guidelines. He obtained his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Long Island, New York. He finished a rotating internship at the Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, and completed his medical residency in The Brooklyn Hospital Medical Center.
Alex Tang is a New York State licensed and Board-Certified Physician Assistant (PA), who has extensive years of clinical experience in various care settings. He is the Clinical Director for CAIPA, who leads the care coordination team and manages the home assessment program. Prior to CAIPA, he spent five years serving the critically ill and underprivileged patients at Bellevue Hospital Center as a Trauma/Critical Care PA. While at Bellevue he further expanded his clinical horizon working part time as a primary care PA in the Asian community. In 2014, Alex transitioned over to NYU Langone Health Department of Neurosurgery to enhance his operative skills. There he functioned as a first assist PA, who also evaluated, treated and managed floor and intensive care level type patients. After years of serving patients on a clinical level, he took the leap of faith and joined CAIPA with specific focus on population health and healthcare policy.
Cindy Lai joined CAIPA in 2018 with over 25 years of experience across strategic sales, marketing, member communications and provider relationships in both managed care and hospital settings in the tri-state areas (NY, NJ, PA). At CAIPA, Cindy oversees all aspects of provider communications across the organization to keep our provider members abreast of business operations, potential partnership opportunities, new business models and information technology to help maximize revenue and optimize quality performance in various valued-based care arrangements. Cindy is also accountable for supporting the membership growth of business partners as well as community outreach and engagement via different health initiatives to build brand equity in the healthcare arena for CAIPA.
Amy Sheng currently serves as the Director of Operations at CAIPA, where she oversees the daily operations and the Asian Contact Center. Prior to joining CAIPA, Amy has 26 years of Call Center experiences with Walt Disney World. She had experience in resort reservations, payment operations, system security access, and product operations. Moved from Orlando to New York, Amy transition into Healthcare management.
Irene Yu joined CAIPA as Director of Contract and Provider Relations in 2017. She has over a decade of experience from the New York City Healthcare system. In her current role, Irene is responsible for all aspects of contracting. Irene works closely with CAIPA providers and health plans to help resolve various issues that providers face on a daily basis. Prior to joining CAIPA, Irene worked at Healthfirst for 6 years where she gained experience in operations, physician contracting, claims adjudication, financial performance and quality programs. Irene also gained experience in building a physician network as well as managed contracts of large groups during her tenure at Northwell Health.
Mary Ni currently serves as the Director of Quality at CAIPA. Mary has over 8 years of rich and diverse experience working with independent practice associations, accountable care organizations, managed care organizations, and state initiatives. Her areas of concentration include strategic planning, practice transformation, quality improvement, provider education and engagement, and managing high-impact projects from concept to completion. In her current role, Mary works closely with managed care organizations and providers to maximize performance, streamline utilization, and optimize revenue.
Cathy Wang currently serves as the Director of Government Program for CAIPA. Cathy works closely with CAIPA providers to advocate and implement government initiatives, including the Quality Payment Program, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Cathy also manages the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Quality reporting and Promoting Interoperability (PI) reporting.
Kyth Trieu joined CAIPA in 2018 as Director of Provider Network Management, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in finance, healthcare, and project management. Kyth is leading the Provider Network Management department to help transform our business and tightly integrate our physicians’ network system to further our strategic goals. Prior to CAIPA, Kyth worked for Senior Whole Health which operated a Medicare Advantage plan. Kyth was responsible for strategic management, program management, and network development. He led enterprise-wide initiatives to position the company for profitable growth and to increase business effectiveness and quality. Kyth served in similar capacities with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and Healthplus PHSP Health Plans. He also spent over 10 years in the financial sector serving institutional clients.