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.