Become A Member

Experience the benefits of becoming a COIPA member and take control of your practice.

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What It Means To Be A COIPA Member

Our passion is supporting independent primary care and specialty medical practices by providing a range of services.

Since our founding, COIPA has grown to over 750 individual members in over 120 independent medical practices, ranging from solo providers to large multi-specialty groups. Our service area covers 40,000 square miles of Central Oregon and the Columbia River Gorge and consists of a network of physicians and advanced practice practitioners. COIPA members demonstrate their commitment to high-quality healthcare participating in a wide range of state, regional, and IPA-led clinical quality reporting and incentive programs.

COIPA members are considered Participating Practitioners and include; MDs, DOs, DPMs, ODs, NPs, CNMs, CRNAs, CNSs, PAs, PMHNPs, and more. They must have a current license to practice in Oregon or Washington, and maintain a minimum level of malpractice insurance coverage. Additional membership conditions may apply including specialty-specific call sharing and/or maintaining hospital privileges within COIPA's service area.

Our Process for Membership

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Application and Approval Process

To become a member of COIPA, simply complete the online application form and submit it for review. Our team will carefully evaluate your application to ensure that you meet our membership criteria.

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Membership Benefits and Privileges

Once your application is approved, you will gain access to a wide range of benefits and privileges, including access to our high-performance network of physicians and associate providers.

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Continued Support and Collaboration

As a member of COIPA, you will receive ongoing support and opportunities for collaboration with other healthcare professionals in Central Oregon. Together, we can improve patient care and outcomes.


Find answers to common questions about the Provider Enrollment process.

Am I eligible to become a member?

COIPA's service area is comprised of the Oregon counties of Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Lake, Wheeler, Wasco, Sherman, Hood River, and the Washington counties of Klickitat and Skamania. We welcome the application of practitioners who practice within these twelve counties and who meet membership criteria.

Other criteria for COIPA membership includes:
1) Licensure as an MD, DO, DPM, PA, NP, CNM, CRNA, CNS, OD;
2) Hospital privileges as defined in COIPA bylaws and policies at a hospital located in the COIPA service area;
3) Agreed upon callshare with COIPA members of the same specialty 24/7;
4) Maintain appropriate malpractice insurance coverage of $1 million per incident, $3 million aggregate.

How do I apply to become a member?

After reviewing the COIPA Membership Criteria, please click here to access an application. You will to provide the following documents in addition to your electronic application:

✓ Copy of OR/WA DEA certificate or a prescription plan
✓ Copy of current OR/WA state license, unrestricted and active
✓ Copy of current malpractice insurance facesheet
✓ If you do not hold admitting privileges at a COIPA area hospital, you will need to provide documentation of your admit plan
✓ Medicare Provider Identification Number
✓ OMAP/Medicaid Provider Identification Number

How long does this process take to become a member and enroll in the COIPA health plans?

Turnaround time is dependent on receipt of a complete application. Please make sure all initials, signatures, and fields are completed; submit all requested supporting documents. Missing information and/or necessary documents will delay your application. COIPA is required to make a decision on an application within 90 of receipt of a complete application, including supportive documents and PSV.

Once I apply, what happens next?

(Please allow up to 14 business days following submission).

You have the right to review your COIPA credentials file unless the information collected by COIPA is peer review protected.

If COIPA receives information that substantially conflicts with the information you supplied on your application, you will be notified by COIPA in writing. If erroneous information was received from a third party, you have the right to correct that information, with the exception of peer review protected information. If you provide erroneous information or omit information, you will be required to provide a written response to COIPA within 30 days from notification to explain the discrepancy or omission of information and provide any proof that may be available.

If COIPA does not receive a response from you within 30 days, your application will be deemed incomplete and processing will be discontinued. Your application will be returned to you notifying you that your application has been discontinued, with instructions on how you may reapply in the future.

What if I have questions?

If you have any questions or need further assistance with the provider enrollment process, please don't hesitate to contact our support team. We're here to help!

Still have questions?

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