About Us

Tri-StateDOCS Independent Physicians Association was originally founded in 1987 and was formerly known as Tri-State Independent Physicians Association (IPA).

Since 1987 the Tri-StateDOCS physician membership has increased from 68 physician members to over 100 physician members and 50 affiliate members. The Tri-StateDOCS network provides healthcare to residents in 29 tristate communities located throughout, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Offering an array of services ranging from primary care services to surgical specialties the Tri-StateDOCS physician members and their clinics are here to serve patients and provide them with quality healthcare. Each physician and affiliate member of the Tri-StateDOCS has access to the same insurance contracts allowing patients to be referred within the independent physician network in their area.

Tri-StateDOCS provides a full complement of services including: credentialing, contract management, patient satisfaction surveys, customer service training, assistance with claims issues and on-demand webinars. Other educational opportunities are scheduled throughout the year on current healthcare trends and topics including: coding, billing, clinic operations, marketing and compliance.

Tri-StateDOCS is a voice for independent practices, advocating on both the state and national level. Working together, we are improving healthcare quality and efficiency.

Check out our “Find a Provider” tab to learn more about our physician members and the services they offer.

Healthcare Affiliates of the Tri-States (HCATS) is a Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) partnership between Tri-StateDOCS and The Finley Hospital. This partnership was formed in August 1994 and was established in part to achieve greater efficiencies for the partners, particularly as it relates to contracting with managed care organizations and physician information systems.


Mission Statement

Tri-StateDOCS
To maintain and preserve our ability to deliver high quality medical care as cooperating independent physicians while structuring ourselves to compete in and respond to today’s competitive healthcare environment.

Healthcare Affiliates of the Tri-States, Inc. (HCATS)
To be a competitive, integrated delivery system, comprised of Tri-StateDOCS, The Finley Hospital and other regional healthcare partners, providing access to quality, cost-effective care that will improve the health status of the community.