Providing IPAs with KEY pieces to Healthcare’s puzzle


The IPA Association of America (TIPAAA) is the leading trade association serving Independent/Integrated Physician Associations (IPAs). Founded in 1994 in Oakland, California, TIPAAA provides a wide range of products, services, and educational programs designed to help IPAs operate effectively and successfully in managed care. The association has nearly 677 IPAs, chapters in 39 states (with more in development), and represents more than 303,000 Physicians affiliated with IPAs. 


Albert Holloway, MBA is the founder of TIPAAA, a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. Al is a highly recognized Executive in the Physician and Healthcare Trade Association Community and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of TIPAAA since its founding in 1994.


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The association is well known for the high quality of its educational programs. The Annual National Meetings (ANM’s) feature leading experts in all facets of health care, integrated health care delivery and physician organizations. TIPAAA also stages a regular series of workshops and seminars on specific topics of interest to IPAs, as well as regional symposia designed to address the needs of IPAs in varying stages of development. The association’s conferences and seminars are recognized as value forums for both industry networking and the exchange of ideas.

Through the TIPAAA Foundation, the association offers – targeted 16-hour programs in basic management theory and principles (for physicians only). The programs are conducted by the foundation’s  Physician Education Institute in conjunction with leading universities.

In the spirit of cooperation, and to more effectively use the resources of organizations serving physician groups, TIPAAA has created strategic alliances with several associations and govern-mententities. TIPAAA’s Associate Membership Category provides an opportunity for leading healthcare industry organizations to participate in the association’s activities.

TIPAAA is operated and governed by a 8-member Board of Directors that work closely with state chapter officers in setting policy and deciding the focus of the association’s efforts. Through its state chapters, TIPAAA has been effective in speaking out on legislative issues affecting physician groups and the delivery of  patient care. Our association also has an active committee structure which includes the legal committee, CPA Committee, Anti-trust Committee and a committee that works directly with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

TIPAAA also has an active committee structure, which includes Executive, Finance, and Development committees among others.

Each of TIPAAA’s services is designed to assist IPAs in managing their available resources effectively to improve their overall operations. In addition to providing guidance on operations, TIPAAA produces several helpful manuals covering a wide range of subjects – from legal and financial issues to Capitation, Utilization, Marketing, Communications, and Employee Policy.



Since 1994.

ANMs | Annual National Meetings

Our Annual National Meetings provide a platform and single location for Independent physicians to meet, network & collaborate with industry leaders and colleagues and attend workshops led by Health Executives.

R.E.S. | Regional Executive Summits

Our Region targeted Executive Summits gather the industry’s leader’s and policy makers in a single location three times a year.

TIPs | Online Member Webinars

In 2018 Our Monthly Members Only Educational Webinar Meetings will further discuss up to date industry news and policy changes.

Sights from our 21st ANM 2016


TIPAAA is governed and operated by a talented group of individuals from multiple facets of the healthcare industry. We strive to ensure that our educational programs deliver the best value for your health education dollar. Our Board of Directors meet multiple times a month to bring you a better experience and ensure that the information we source and provide you with helps grow your company, organization or practice.

Cathy Higgins, CPA, MSHA

Executive Director of the Boulder Valley Independent Physician Association (IPA)

Cathy Higgins is the Executive Director of the Boulder Valley Independent Physician Association (IPA) providing administrative services to over 420 providers in Boulder County.  Some services provided include:  managed care...
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Ted Steuer

Executive Director, Scripps Mercy Physician Partners, San Diego, CA

Ted Steuer is Executive Director of Scripps Mercy Physician Partners and the Physician Resource Center. Scripps Mercy Physician Partners is a California medical corporation created in 2002 to improve patient access and...
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Steven D. Grant, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Vice President, Physician Partnership, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI

Steven Grant, M.D., F.A.C.P., has over two decades of experience in leading physician organizations, both as independent organizations and in partnership with hospitals. Dr. Grant served as Executive Vice President of Physician...
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Evelyn W. Jones, MBA

CEO, Allied Physician Services, LLC, Watkinsville, GA

Evelyn is CEO and Partner of Allied Physician Services, a consulting and credentialing firm based in Eatonton, Georgia.  She is past CEO of a 400-doctor group in Athens, GA, where...
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George Heister

President, Midcoast Care, Santa Maria, CA

1958-Present Private practice of Medicine, Santa Maria, CA., Family Practice, including OB, Gyn, Pediatrics, General Medicine, Gerontology, and Preventative Medicine.  Member of the staff of Marian Medical Center serving on the...
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Connie Richardson

Director of Operations, Arizona State Physician's Association, Phoenix, AZ

For the past eighteen years Connie has served as the Director of Operations of Arizona State Physicians Association, a 2400 physician & health care provider IPA, since 1989. Since her...
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