RCIPA is a physician-directed, community-wide, healthcare organization that is committed to physician and patient advocacy and to the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective, and accessible care.
Rochester Community Individual Practice Association (RCIPA) contracts with the majority of physicians and allied-health professionals in the Rochester, NY area. RCIPA's panel of providers serves as the network for Aetna, POMCO and Independent Health (non-HMO) in the region. See the Partners page for more information about these plans and the Fee Schedule page to download the related fee schedules.
RCIPA uses the RCIPA website and the RCIPA StatSheet newsletter to communicate with participating physicians and allied-health professionals and their practice staff (office managers, billing managers, credentialing coordinators etc.). RCIPA encourages all participating healthcare professionals and practice staff to subscribe to the RCIPA Statsheet newsletter for news and updates relating to all RCIPA business, fee schedule updates, clinical policy issues etc. click here to register for the RCIPA StatSheet
RCIPA contracts with insurers and third party administrators (TPAs) on behalf of its particpating organizations and their individual healthcare providers. All RCIPA providers participate in RCIPA's contracts with POMCO and Independent Health (non-HMO) / Nova Healthcare. The majority of RCIPA members also participate in the RCIPA-Aetna network through RCIPA's contract with Aetna. To become a RCIPA participating organization or to enroll individual healthcare providers with RCIPA under a RCIPA participating organization click here.
With over 25 years' experience managing an IPA (independent practice association), RCIPA provides administrative support and consulting services to newly forming provider and healthcare organizations. RCIPA's services include provider network analysis, provider contract administration, fee schedule administration and analysis, data analysis and panel communications including listserve management. RCIPA has access to staff, legal and financial advisors who have been part of the organization's history since its inception and have specific expertise in the development and management of IPAs.
In 2008, RCIPA formed a sister organization, Rochester Health, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, which launched and manages a local online healthcare resource guide, RochesterHealth.com. The website is endorsed and sponsored by local community health organizations and facilities and offers a comprehensive collection of local healthcare resources: doctor, dentist and medical service listings; links to service agencies and support groups; senior and cancer resources; a community health calendar and more. RochesterHealth.com was awarded the 2012 Rochester Business Journal Best of the Web Award for Health Care. The next development phase for the website is the collection of clinical interest keywords from the dental community in an effort to enhance the searchability and usefulness of the Dental Directory.
For over seventeen years, the RCIPA Foundation has provided stuffed animals to local children's charities for the holidays. With much appreciation, the RCIPA Foundation thanks RCIPA for their generous contribution to the Foundation's 2015 Holiday Toy Fund. Thanks to these donations the RCIPA Foundation once again was able to donate 500 brand-new Wooly Mammoth stuffed animals to the following local charities over the holidays: Ronald McDonald House, Hillside Santa Program, Daystar for Medically Fragile Children, Rochester VA Clinic, Bethany House, Hope Hall, The Andrews Center, CP Rochester, Happiness House, Villa of Hope, Fostering Hopes Backpack Program, Bivona Child Advocacy Center, Asbury Storehouse (1st United Methodist), RGH Holiday Toy Drive, Willow Domestic Violence Center, Catholic Charities of Rochester, Sawgrass Surgical Center, Crisis Nursery Center for Youth, RAIHN Rochester Area, Cure Childhood Cancer Center, and the Mary Cariola Children's Center.
To make a donation to the RCIPA Foundation please send your tax-deductable gift to: RCIPA Foundation, 16 Main Street West Suite 200 Rochester, NY 14614. The RCIPA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The RCIPA Foundation appreciates all donations and all donations are targeted exclusively for the annual holiday Toy Fund.