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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 services and educational programs to assist IPAs in operational efficiency, governance structures, managing risk programs, developing physician leaders, and delivering value to members. The Association has nearly 700 organization members, chapters in 39 states (with more in development), and represents more than 300,000 U.S. physicians affiliated with IPAs.


Simply put, TIPAAA makes sense. We understand your needs and provide you services and product offerings to help address and solve your issues. TIPAAA is also cost-effective, as the benefits received far outweigh the annual dues.

Professional Development

Access to the best and most focused learning opportunities on physician-related issues provided through Webinars, and national, regional, and local programs – all at significant member discounts.


Local Chapter Membership

Free chapter membership provides local issue updates, education programs, and networking opportunities.


Timely news and information releases via email ensure that you are notified of TIPAAA’s upcoming, topical, and beneficial educational programs, additional features added to our Website (, industry developments, products, and services that may be of interest to you and to your organization, and pertinent news affecting the association and our physician members.


Annual National Meeting

Be a part of a premier education and networking conference for executives, staff, and physicians of physician organizations at significant member discounts.


Participate in ongoing dialogue and develop professional and personal networks at national, regional, and local meetings as well as in online discussions.

Membership Discounts

Benefit from special offers on products and services for your personal and business use provided by leading companies specifically for IPAs/Affiliates.


Public Policy Initiatives

TIPAAA demonstrates leadership in the industry as we continually evaluate and influence the work of government and industry policy makers, nationally and locally.

Our Goals

  • Encourage high quality, cost effective managed care to enrolled patients/members

  • Educate IPAs on the major financial risks of taking risks

  • Provide managers and physicians with an understanding of the methodologies needed to develop successful IPAs (i.e. strong physician leadership)

  • Provide the management tools IPAs need to evaluate the feasibility and desirability of entering risk contracts

  • Provide IPAs with insight into concepts of actual analysis and risk management involved with ongoing risk contracting

  • Serve as the IPA “voice” nationwide for standardization in the managed care environment

  • Develop networking opportunities for IPA managers and physicians

  • Influence the development of management information systems which enhances clinical and business decision-making

  • Assist in developing financial systems which permit IPAs to effectively manage the contracted premium dollars

  • Develop an IPA library and conference center for Educational Development


TIPAAA is governed by a 14-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. The 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 among others includes executive, finance, and development committees. Albert Holloway is the CEO of TIPAAA.


Albert Holloway is the founder of TIPAAA, a 501(c)(6) organization. Albert is a recognized executive in the Physician and Health Care Trade association communities and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of TIPAAA since its founding in 1994.


TIPAAA strives to provide IPAs with services that help key decision makers implement and manage appropriate and efficient operational systems. Recognizing that healthcare is regional, TIPAAA is structured on a state chapter basis. This organizational structure combines the advantages of smaller state and local structures with the size and influence of a national organization.


The IPA Association of America (TIPAAA)’s services are 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, including legal and financial topics to capitation, utilization, marketing, communications, and employee policy.

Educational Programs

The association is well known for the high quality of its educational programs. The Annual National Meetings (ANMs) feature leading experts in all facets of healthcare, 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 the 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 Physician Education Institute in conjunction with leading universities.


Join Us

Thank you for your interest in joining The IPA Association of America (TIPAAA). Membership in the association gives you access to a full suite of Member Benefits that are tailored specifically to physician organizations and their executives, staff, and physicians.

TIPAAA is open to physician organizations and similar health care providers, such as:

  • Independent/Integrated Physician Associations (IPAs)

  • Clinics

  • Medical Groups

  • Management Service Organizations (MSOs)

  • Physician-Hospital Organizations (PHOs)

  • Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs)

  • Other organizations that manage or provide practice management and related support services directly to IPAs (excluding consultants)

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