In 1994, The Chinese Physician Partnership (CPP) was founded by a handful of downtown community physicians. CPP and The Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS) started the Community Service Fund (CSF). The Fund supports patient education, research and community-based projects.
In 1996, CPP gained the NYS Department of Health and Insurance’s consent to restructure as an independent practice association and was renamed the Chinese American Independent Practice Association (CAIPA). Since that time, CAIPA has flourished, with nearly 1,100 clinical practitioners serving over 500,000 Asian-Americans in New York.
In 2008, CAIPA Foundation, Inc. was established by donations from our physician-members. Its aim is to promote community service programs and health awareness to Asian-Americans through education, advocacy and making medical services more accessible.
In 2013, CAIPA Foundation saw the opportunity to offer assistance to older adults who could benefit physically, mentally and socially from social daycare centers. Thus, the Foundation formed CAIPA Social Daycare Center (SDC).
In 2016, CAIPA Care, LLC received a Certificate of Authority from the NYS Department of Health. It is the only physician-owned Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in NYC.
In 2018, CAIPA MSO, LLC was formed and functions as a management service organization, providing infrastructure and administrative support to clients within and beyond the Asian-American communities.
CAIPA (Coalition of Asian-American IPA) is one of the most successful independent practice associations in Greater New York with over 1,000 private practice providers, covering over 70 specialties. Our provider network currently provides medical services and care to about half-a-million patient population in the Asian community. At CAIPA, our mission has always been to unite the top health professionals to deliver culturally sensitive and quality care, utilizing the most cost-effective approach.
As a physician organization, the CAIPA Board, committees and physicians, provide valuable inputs in the managed care decision-making process at the highest levels, so high-quality patient care can be achieved in the most cost-effective manner. CAIPA is actively involved in the development and implementation of value-based payment programs which provide financial rewards for high-performing physicians. The IPA board members and staff offer many educational and advocacy opportunities that can assist physician practices in every possible way.
Additionally, the IPA network management group interfaces daily with health plan staff members to resolve issues and provide education on policies and programs. CAIPA sets strategic direction to develop a cache of “value-added service” partners to deliver valuable products and services to IPA physician practices to help meet the needs of the future practice of medicine.
Over the past 20 years, CAIPA has greatly increased the scope of services it provides for the community and its provider members. In 2018 CAIPA formed the CAIPA MSO (Management Service Organization), built a Point of Care application to improve population health, established the Asian Contact Center which performs outreach to patients as well as answering service functions for physicians. These initiatives are helping to transform CAIPA into a more complex healthcare delivery system that can provide better care to its patients.
To learn more about CAIPA, please visit caipa.net