What is an Independent Physician Association?

An Independent Physician Association allows healthcare providers to enjoy the advantages of a larger practice while remaining independent.
It offers a way to improve cooperation with insurance companies and reduce the administrative burdens of the payer contracting,
while continuing to maintain independent practices and make decisions about reimbursement.

About South Texas
Physician Alliance

South Texas Physician Alliance (STPA) is a membership organization established by physicians in 1996. We are committed to providing personalized, high-quality healthcare through a network of dedicated physicians who are contracted with and credentialed by our association. As physicians, we share common professional values and beliefs which serve to benefit our patients. We work with our partners to improve quality and efficiency at reasonable costs while maintaining a compassionate, caring treatment environment.

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Why Join STPA

We bring a highly experienced team spanning clinical, operational, and financial dimensions. Caring for patients is what matters most,
which is why we work collaboratively with hospitals and healthcare providers to render the quality, cost-effective services
required to sustain leadership in the medical marketplace.

Contact us to learn more about joining STPA today!

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Membership Benefits

IPAs can eliminate much of the duplication of expenses, such as credentialing, payor contracting, educational programs, practice management, HIPAA and Medicare compliance, and more. Depending on your needs, STPA offers:

Credentialing and Recredentialing
We follow NCQA guidelines while eliminating the need to complete applications for each payer.

Contracting with Payers
Exert greater influence over contract terms in a marketplace typically dominated by a few payers.

Provider Relations
We communicate with payers on behalf of the contracted Network.

Educational Programs
We can connect you with educational services for physicians, office staff, businesses, and more.

Practice and Office Management
Get assistance with various business, administrative, and compliance needs through our vendors.

HIPAA and Medicare Compliance
You will receive practical, actionable advice and approaches to assessing your compliance needs.

Community Involvement
We are focused on our community and our customers, and are committed to excellence in our region.

Alternative Care Models
We provide the opportunity to participate in alternative care models.

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Contact us to learn more about the experience and all the benefits our organization provides.

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