Provider Network Panel

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 its electronic newsletter to communicate with participating providers and their office staff. RCIPA encourages all participating healthcare professionals and practice staff to subscribe to the RCIPA newsletter for news and updates relating to all RCIPA business, fee schedule updates, clinical policy issues etc.

IPA Administrative Services

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 1998, RCIPA formed a sister organization, Rochester Health, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, which launched and manages a local online healthcare resource guide, 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. 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.

Rochester-area health professionals are welcome to subscribe to the Rochester Health newsletter for Rochester Health news and updates of interest to Rochester-area physicians and allied-healthcare providers.

RCIPA Foundation

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 Lewis Pediatrics and RCIPA for their generous contribution to the Foundation's 2014 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, Sojourner House, Bethany House, The Andrews Center, CP Rochester, Happiness House, Ibera-American Action League, St Joseph's Villa, Bivona Child Advocacy Center, RGH Holiday Toy Drive, Alternatives for Battered Women, Chtholic Charities of Rochester, Sawgrass Surgical Center and the Mary Cariola Children's Center.