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Independent Physician Association (IPA) Services

SHP manages the full spectrum of IPA services.

Independent Physician Association (IPAs) are dedicated to providing quality and value in health care. IPAs also serve as an extension of each individual member’s office. SHP manages the full spectrum of IPA services. These include managed care contracting, practice enhancements, and education for our members. We provide clients with an opportunity to maintain their independence. Therefore, this secures their current and future patients through an organization that is solely governed by physicians.

SHP provides full management and oversight to clients of all types, including but not limited to:

Statewide IPAs • Regional IPAs • City-Specific IPAs • Single-Specialty • Multi-Specialty Groups

Managed Care Contracting

In addition, our IPA management services SHP is able to leverage our managed care contracting expertise to negotiate contracts on behalf of the association. For instance, this includes:

  • National, statewide and direct network contracts, including both commercial and governmental payers.
  • Fee-for-service and incentive-based contracting.
  • Managed Care Market Analysis for service areas.
  • Contract Language Review.
  • Delegated Credentialing.

Practice Enhancements

In addition, SHP can help grow the network of benefits offered to IPA members with the development and management of purchasing programs. Through our vast network of relationships, we are able to form programs which offer savings for members. Including but not limited to malpractice insurance and clinical supplies. Also included are office supplies and reference laboratory services.


SHP believes that in today’s rapidly evolving healthcare market. Our provision of accurate and unbiased updates about healthcare legislation and market trends to our clients. Consequently, this is an invaluable service in maintaining viable healthcare practices.

In support of these services, SHP also provides critical support to each IPA members practice. This includes individual practice fee analysis, claims research and resolution, network meetings and education.


SHP works with the designated legal counsel of our IPA members. Above all, ensuring all activities meet regulatory guidelines, including those of the FTC.

IPA’s We Manage

Contact us to learn more and receive a quote.

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