ACHP Welcomes New Member CDPHP

Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP®) of Albany, N.Y.has joined the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP), a leadership organization comprised of high-performing health plans that stress integrated or coordinated delivery of care. The CDPHP commercial, Medicare and Medicaid plans serve about 400,000 members in New YorkStateand Vermont, and are recognized among U.S. News & World Report/NCQA “America’s Best Health Plans 2008®.”

“As a non-for-profit community health plan committed to providing high quality health care at an affordable cost, we look forward to the opportunity to partner with other ACHP member plans to share best practices for improving quality and access,” says John D. Bennett, MD, president and CEO, CDPHP. 

“CDPHP is the highest performer in its market. Like otherACHPmembers, CDPHP attributes much of its success to building a close partnership between the health plan and its providers,” saidPatricia Smith,ACHP’s president and CEO. “CDPHP’s emphasis on preventive care and patient satisfaction demonstrates its commitment to keeping its community healthy and productive. We look forward to working with CDPHP and learning from its innovative approaches to financing preventive care.”

About CDPHP®

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2009 as a physician-founded and guided health plan, CDPHP® and its affiliates currently serve members in 29 counties throughout New York state and seven counties in Vermont. The affiliated companies of CDPHP include a family of products: Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc.—HMO, Healthy New York, Medicare Choices (HMO), Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus; CDPHP Universal Benefits,® Inc.—PPO, High Deductible PPO, EPO, and Medicare Choices (PPO); and Capital District Physicians’ Healthcare Network, Inc. —self-insured plans. Visit CDPHP at

About ACHP

ACHPis a membership organization of 18 non-profit, community-based and regional health plans from across the country providing coverage and care for approximately 15 million Americans. These health plans focus on improving the health of the communities they serve and through integrated and coordinated care delivery.  They are on the leading edge of patient care coordination, patient-centered medical homes, accountable health care delivery, use of information technology, and other innovations leading to improvements in administrative efficiency and the quality of care. They maintain strong community ties and close plan/physician partnerships. Almost all ACHPmember plans participate in Medicare, most are in Medicaid, and most also offer coverage in the commercial market. To learn more about ACHP, go to