Integrated Physician Practices

About the Integrated Physician Practice Section (IPPS)

Become an IPPS leader

The IPPS Governing Council provides strategic direction to the section and oversees the section’s programs and activities. 

There is an opening on the governing council for the alternate delegate position.  The alternate delegate helps represent the IPPS during the AMA’s House of Delegates meeting; the time commitment is six to seven-days twice a year at the AMA’s Annual and Interim Meetings.  Elections will be held at the upcoming IPPS Interim Meeting Nov. 15, San Diego, California.

Make sure to submit the application by the Oct. 15 deadline.  For additional information, please contact Carrie Waller at [email protected], (312) 464-4546.

Join the Integrated Physician Practice Section

To become certified as an Integrated Physician Practice Section representative, please complete the certification form (PDF) and return it via email to [email protected].

Visit the IPPS Get Involved page for information on how to participate in IPPS committees.

IPPS Policy Development Committee

Do you or does someone in your organization have a special interest in health care policy?  If so, please consider serving on the IPPS Policy Development Committee.  The committee is co-chaired by Michael Glenn, MD, Chair, IPPS Governing Council; and Barbara Spivak, MD, IPPS member.  Most of the committee’s work is done online in the two months leading up to the annual and interim Meetings.  To learn more, please contact Carrie Waller at [email protected].

Stay in the know with the IPPS newsletter

Be the first to get the latest news on integrated care by signing up for our monthly newsletter. Just follow these quick steps to get started:

  1. Sign in to the preferences page.
  2. On the left navigation, click on "Subscriptions."
  3. Click "Add New Subscriptions."
  4. Click on Member Sections (located in the middle of the page).
  5. Scroll down to select "Integrated Practice Physicians."

How to sign up for IPPS newsletter

IPPS newsletter sign up

IPPS sample newsletter (PDF) 

Have questions? Contact Carrie Waller at [email protected]

Physician-led integrated health systems

There are various factors to consider when deciding whether to join or align with a physician-led integrated health system and IPPS has developed A Guide to Joining or Aligning With a Physician-led Integrated Health System (PDF, members only) (sign in required) to assist you in your decision. 

Whether a resident, physician in independent practice or a mid-career physician, the guide provides detailed analysis on various issues, including:

  • Types of physician-led integrated health systems available
  • Assessing the performance of a physician-led integrated health system
  • Determining which physician-led integrated health system is the right fit
  • Aligning options for independent practices

Our mission

The mission of the Integrated Physician Practice Section is to advance, through policy and education, the interests of multispecialty, physician-led, integrated health care delivery, and groups actively working toward such systems of coordinated care.

The Governing Council recommends to the AMA Board of Trustees the appointments of representatives to medical education organizations, accrediting bodies and certification boards. Learn more about our governing council members who represent a broad spectrum of physician-led integrated systems and practice settings.

Keith Voogd, Director, Governance and Policy
(312) 464-4539
Fax: (312) 464-2405
[email protected]

Carrie Waller, Senior Group Manager
(312) 464-4546
Fax: (312) 464-2450
[email protected]

Georgianne Cooper, Staff Assistant
(312) 464-5622
Fax: (312) 464-2450
[email protected]