About Us

Wisconsin IPA, Inc. was initially organized as Progressive Physician Network, Inc. (PPN) under Chapter 181 of the Wisconsin Statutes on December 9, 2008. In March 2017, PPN was restructured and changed its name to Wisconsin IPA, Inc. (“WIPA”). WIPA is a clinically integrated Independent Practice Association (IPA) and as such provides the structure for collaboration among WIPA physicians in an active and ongoing program designed to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare. Under this clinically integrated model, WIPA has single-signature authority to jointly negotiate health plan agreements on behalf of the independent practices. Joint contracting with health plans is a necessary component of this program in order to accelerate improvements in health care delivery. WIPA is comprised of aligned members whose joint ventures and clinical integration programs demonstrate significant pro-competitive impact on the relevant markets.


Governance and Management

Governance of WIPA is outlined in the Bylaws. Day to day operations are managed by an executive team, who work in close consultation with the WIPA Board. The WIPA Board is comprised of elected representatives from the WIPA physician membership,


Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

Through clinical integration we will work to preserve the independent practice of medicine and collaborate with affiliated physicians, hospitals, health plans and consumers to implement innovative strategies that will deliver quality and cost effective care to the patients we serve.

Vision

  • There will be a higher level of collaboration and interconnectivity among strategically aligned providers who are able to demonstrate quality, manage changing reimbursement methodologies, control costs and effectively compete in this market.
  • Such collaboration will create a more organized, consistent and patient-friendly system of care and reduce redundant infrastructure among the aligned partners.
  • The aligned partners will remain financially viable in an increasingly competitive health market.