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Frequently Asked Questions


What is IHA?

Independent Healthcare Associates (IHA) is a physician hospital organization founded in 1997.  IHA is comprised of independent physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers (ASC’s) and hospitals.  Click here to learn more.

What are the benefits of becoming an IHA member?
  • Contracting
  • Credentialing with insurance payers
  • Claims Appeals
  • Advocacy
  • Preferred Pricing
  • Education
  • Patient Satisfaction Surveys
  • Customer Service Training

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What is the purpose of membership dues?

IHA is a non-profit organization which is funded solely on membership dues. Dues are assessed on an annual basis per provider and cover all costs related to the operation of IHA.

How does a clinic member request a login?

Any clinic staff member can request a login to access information exclusive to IHA members. Send an email to providing your name, email and phone number.

Who can become a member?

Any independent provider/practice or facility can apply for membership. Each provider is credentialed and must be approved by the IHA Credentialing Committee and IHA Board of Directors prior to approval.

Why does a provider need to be credentialed?

IHA credentials and recredentials all of its members to verify their professional qualifications. IHA follows the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) credentialing guidelines and regulatory processes.

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