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About Us

Who We Are

CAIPA (Coalition of Asian-American IPA) is one of the most successful independent practice associations in Greater New York with over 1,000 private practice providers, covering over 70 specialties. Our provider network currently provides medical services and care to about half-a-million patient population in the Asian community. At CAIPA, our mission has always been to unite the top health professionals to deliver culturally sensitive and quality care, utilizing the most cost-effective approach.

What We Do

As a physician organization, the CAIPA Board, committees and physicians, provide valuable inputs in the managed care decision-making process at the highest levels, so high-quality patient care can be achieved in the most cost-effective manner. CAIPA is actively involved in the development and implementation of value-based-payment programs which provide financial rewards for high-performing physicians. The IPA board members and staff offer many educational and advocacy opportunities that can assist physician practices in every possible way.

Additionally, the IPA network management group interfaces daily with health plan staff members to resolve issues and provide education on policies and programs. CAIPA sets strategic direction to develop a cache of “value-added service” partners to deliver valuable products and services to IPA physician practices to help meet the needs of the future practice of medicine.

Over the past 20 years, CAIPA has greatly increased the scope of services it provides for the community and its provider members. In 2018 CAIPA formed the CAIPA MSO (Management Service Organization), built a Point of Care application to improve population health, established the Asian Contact Center which performs outreach to patients as well as answering service functions for physicians. These initiatives are helping to transform CAIPA into a more complex healthcare delivery system that can provide better care to its patients.

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More than 1,000 CAIPA Physician Members and Affiliates
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Over 500,000 Public and Private Insured Patients in the Greater New York Area
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Physician Board of Directors
Vision

To be a thought leader in the provision of quality and affordable healthcare to meet the challenges of Asian-American health disparities in the New York metropolitan area.

Mission

At CAIPA, our mission has always been to unite the top health professionals to providing high quality care, utilizing the most cost-effective approach while enhancing the interests of relevant stakeholders in the public and private sectors.

Board of Directors

  • George C.K. Liu, MD, President & CEO
  • Sun-Hoo Foo, MD, Vice President
  • Benjamin C.H. Peng, MD, Secretary
  • Ching-Yin Lam, MD, Treasurer
  • Alan Yao, MD
  • Alice Lau, MD
  • Bing Lu, MD
  • Felix Chu, DO
  • HuiFang Xiao, MD
  • James C.L. Li, MD
  • Jonathan Chang, MD
  • Kee-Yee Shum, MD
  • Rex Wu, MD
  • Shuk-Yi Lee, MD
  • Thomas K. Chan, MD

Executive Team

President & CEO

Dr. George Liu serves as the President, CEO, and CMO of the Chinese-American IPA Inc., d/b/a Coalition of Asian- American IPA (CAIPA), and as Chairman of the Asian-American Accountable Care Organization (AAACO) boards. As an internist and endocrinologist, Dr. Liu […]

Chief Operating Officer

Peggy Sheng currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of CAIPA. She joined the physician-member organization in 1995. During her tenure of over 20 years, CAIPA has flourished into a strong organization with over 1,000 providers serving over 500,000 Asian-American […]

Chief Administrative Officer

Karen has over 10 years of experience in operations and organizational management. She manages the daily operations and office administration of all the CAIPA offices. In addition, she supports the hiring, new employee on-boarding and employee performance processes. Prior to […]

Executive Vice President

Susan Lau brings over 35 years of experience in the healthcare field to CAIPA.   As Executive Vice President, Susan works closely with the Board and Executive Team to implement CAIPA’s vision, mission and strategic plans in managed care contracts, quality […]

Medical Director

As the Medical Director of CAIPA, Dr. Richard Ng leads the entire CAIPA Care Team. The Care Team involves care coordination at the IPA level. Currently, we are active in Transitional Care Management to reduce avoidable 30-day readmissions for patients […]

Vice President, Network Management

Yin Tung joined CAIPA in 2012 with over a decade of managed care experience and strong knowledge in healthcare and business development. He has successfully managed multiple value-based payment contracts with Medicare, Medicaid and commercial plans utilizing his extensive experience […]

Vice President, Health Economics & Data Analytics

Jing Shui joined CAIPA in 2019. In his role as Vice President of Health Economics & Data Analytics, Jing will build a new Data Analytics unit and expand the analytical capabilities at CAIPA to help the organization meet the challenges […]

Senior Director of Marketing & Communications

Cindy Lai joined CAIPA in 2018 with over 25 years of experience across strategic sales, marketing, member communications and provider relationships in both managed care and hospital settings in the tri-state areas (NY, NJ, PA). At CAIPA, Cindy oversees all […]

Financial Controller

Kelly Kwok is the Financial Controller of CAIPA for about two years. Prior to joining CAIPA, she had worked at public accounting firms for more than 15 years and had been providing accounting services to CAIPA since 2005. Kelly joined […]

Clinical Director

Alex is a New York State licensed and Board-Certified Physician Assistant (PA), who has extensive years of clinical experience in various care settings. He is the Clinical Director for CAIPA, who leads the care coordination team and manages the home […]

Compliance Officer

Annie Chu serves as the Compliance Officer for CAIPA. In her current role, she is responsible for leading the internal processes to promote and ensure compliance efforts with Federal and State laws, regulations and company policies as well as to […]

Director of Provider Network Management

Kyth Trieu joined CAIPA in 2018 as Director of Provider Network Management, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in finance, healthcare, and project management. Kyth is leading the Provider Network Management department to help transform our business […]

Director of Contract and Provider Relations

Irene joined CAIPA as Director of Contract and Provider Relations in 2017. She has over a decade of experience from the New York City Healthcare system. In her current role, Irene is responsible for all aspects of contracting. Irene works […]

Director of Quality

Mary currently serves as the Director of Quality at CAIPA. Mary has over 8 years of rich and diverse experience working with independent practice associations, accountable care organizations, managed care organizations, and state initiatives. Her areas of concentration include strategic […]

Director of Government Affairs

Cathy Wang currently serves as the Director of Government Affairs for CAIPA. Cathy works closely with CAIPA providers to advocate and implement government initiatives, including the Quality Payment Program, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Cathy […]