Our goal at Tiopa is to offer our Providers the best health plan agreements we possibly
can. As a messenger model IPA, which prohibits the negotiation of prices or price-
related terms, Tiopa’s focus is to reduce the administrative costs associated with health
plan contracting for all parties. As a result, our members are able to make informed,
independent decisions regarding participation in any of the health plans offered by
Tiopa. In addition, our Providers maintain their right to enter into direct contracts with a
managed care plan if it serves their best interest.