Innovating Systems Through Integrated Care
A Collaborative Work To Make a Difference in Healthcare
Independent Providers Association
We exist as an Independent Providers Association (IPA) to demonstrate and show how important it is to have and build strategic partnerships, relationships, and collaborations. There are great opportunities for innovation in delivery system modeling and benefit design in the creation of collaborative networks. Specifically, the creation of practice networks involving medical homes may accelerate important and necessary changes in health care delivery. There is a "New Norm" that we need to move to when it comes to delivering a continuum of care to beneficiaries, families, and the communities in which they live.
Providers have the ability to exercise their market leverage through a variety of contracting and affiliation strategies which allows collaborations as groups of providers (physical and behavioral) to speak with one voice. Such strategies also enhance Providers' access to the capital and management resources, leadership development, and the access necessary to pursue cooperative business ventures. This creates more opportunities that can to managed care contracts and direct health care services contracts that will address the quality of care for their clients/patients.