Provider FAQs

  • What is Valley Organized Physicians?

    VOP is a comprehensive physician network containing more than 500 primary care physicians (PCPs) and specialists who cover 11 areas in the Rio Grande Valley. This includes Alamo, Brownsville, Donna, Elsa, Harlingen, Laredo, McAllen, Mercedes, Mission, San Benito and Weslaco.

  • What is an IPA?

    The acronym IPA stands for Independent Physician Association. An IPA is a network of independent physicians who work closely together to provide coordinated care for patients. The IPA provides coordinated care through consistent communication between providers and patients.

  • What is a POD?

    Physicians Organized Delivery Systems (PODS) is a group of providers—PCPs and Specialists located in a geographic area. The POD has preferred hospital(s) and specialists whose referral patterns remain within the same geographic physician community. This can be advantageous to the patient when they live within the POD’s geographic area because this limits the travel distance to a provider.

  • What makes Valley Organized Physicians different?

    VOP has been dedicated to providing patients with stronger doctor-patient relationships. We focus on providing preventive care to improve patients’ quality of life. VOP providers believe in the power of coordinated care because they have seen the benefits their patients have experienced. Their dedication to delivering the most effective and caring medicine through team communication, preventive care, and patient education, doesn’t just change healthcare, it changes lives.

  • How can being a Valley Organized Physicians member benefit my practice?

    Being a member of VOP connects you with a unique model that can help you improve patient outcomes. It also allows you to be part of a peer group of elite, like-minded providers and grow your practice through referrals. Additionally, the VOP model also maximizes cost efficient practices and higher capitation rates.

  • What resources are available to me as a Valley Organized Physicians provider?

    VOP providers are given support so they can focus on what matters most, their patients. VOP providers are supported with information on industry trends, billing requirements, actionable data, marketing support and more.

  • How can my practice receive referrals from the Valley Organized Physicians network?

    Join the Valley Organized Physicians network and you will receive patient referrals from within the POD you belong to.

  • How can I apply to be a participating provider?

    Rio Grande Valley area primary care physicians and specialists are encouraged to submit a Letter of Interest to Valley Organized Physicians. Click to submit. Your request will be reviewed at the POD level for network needs, and you will be contacted by the management company within 30 – 60 days.

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