The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) is a national leadership organization bringing together innovative health plans and provider groups that are among America’s best at delivering affordable, high-quality coverage and care.

ACHP’s member health plans provide coverage and care for more than 18 million Americans. These 23 organizations focus on improving the health of the communities they serve and are on the leading edge of innovations in affordability and quality of care, including primary care redesign, payment reforms, accountable health care delivery and use of information technology.

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Four ACHP Members Named J.D. Power “Customer Champions”


WASHINGTON, D.C. — In conjunction with FORTUNE Custom Publishing, J.D. Power has named Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (Albany, N.Y.), Health Partners (Minneapolis, Minn.), Independent Health (Buffalo, N.Y.) and SelectHealth (Murray, Utah) to its list of 2014 “Customer Champions.”

ACHP Members Rated Among Top Medicare Plans in the Country


WASHINGTON, D.C. —Seven members of the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) received 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for their combined Medicare Advantage and prescription drug (Part D) programs, the highest score awarded to health plans participating in the Medicare program. Only 11 plans (contracts) in the country received the 5-star rating for their combined Medicare Advantage and Part D offerings. An additional 2 plans offered by ACHP members received 5 stars for their stand-alone Medicare plans (Part C).

Community-Based Health Plans Lead National Rankings


WASHINGTON, D.C. —This year’s National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) rankings of health plans are once again topped by Alliance for Community Health Plans member organizations, with all 10 of the nation’s top ten Medicare plans, 5 of the top ten plans in the commercial rankings and 5 of the top ten plans in the Medicaid rankings offered by ACHP members. The 2013 rankings are available on NCQA’s website.

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Members in the News

Frank Lucia Named As New President and CEO of Dean Health Plan

On Aug. 21, Dean Health Plan announced Frank Lucia as its new president and CEO, succeeding Lon Sprecher, who retired in May.

Collaborative Care Improves Depression in Teens

In conjunction with the Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the University of Washington School of Medicine, Group Health Cooperative conducted a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association documenting the use of collaborative care as a treatment for depression in teenagers.

Outcomes of Group Health’s Oncology Program Among Best in Region and County

The five-year survival rates of cancer patients from Group Health’s oncology program were found to meet or exceed local and national averages when compared to rates in the National Cancer Institute’s data platform Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Result (SEER).

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Marketplace Issues Discussion Forum

Monday, September 8, 2014

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ACHP Legislative Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

12:00 pm


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Quality Management Discussion Forum

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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