Scott & White Health Plan (SWHP) of Temple, Texashas 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. Scott & White serves about 200,000 members in Central Texas and has been ranked by NCQA/U.S. News and World Report as among the best health plans in Texas.
“SWHP is one of the best plans inTexasand is the top ranked Medicare plan in the state. Their medical leaders have already begun to work withACHP’s Patient-Centered Medical Home Collaborative. They bring a strong commitment to delivering high quality care, a positive patient experience and affordable coverage,” saidPatricia Smith, President and CEO ofACHP. “We look forward to working with Scott & White leaders and learning from its innovative approaches to improving the health of its members and the community.”
“SWHP believes that care coordination and member support are the engines that drive value and improve health outcomes,” said Allan Einboden, President and CEO of SWHP. “ACHP member plans share this belief, and we look forward to partnering with them to find the best practices that will improve the health of our community.”
About Scott & White Health Plan
Scott & White Health Plan (SWHP) began operations in January 1982 as a not for profit Health Maintenance Organization. Its mission, then and today: “To provide the most personalized, comprehensive, highest quality health care, enhanced by medical education and research.” First called Centroplex Health Plan, the SWHP service area focused primarily in two counties in Central Texas. Since then, its membership has grown to over 200,000 members and a service area of 34 counties in the Central Texasregion. New insurance plans have been introduced to meet the needs of members, employers and the community. These include a child only plan, a statewide self-insured plan and a Medicare prescription plan. For more information about SWHP, see www.swhp.org.
ACHPis a membership organization of 19 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 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. For more information about ACHP, see www.achp.org.