Press Release

Presbyterian Health Plan Joins ACHP

Washington — ACHP welcomes Presbyterian Health Plan as its newest member organization. Established in 1985, Presbyterian Health Plan (PHP) is a division of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, New Mexicos largest locally-owned health care system. It is the states largest health plan and serves over 418,000 members with over 6,000 physicians and providers in its network. For its high quality of care, PHP has received national recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). ACHP is a leadership organization comprised of high performing, integrated health plans. 

 By joining ACHP, Presbyterian is signaling its commitment to working with similar leading health plans across the country to make sure that medical care is patient-centered and provides the highest possible quality and value for individuals, employers, and public purchasers of health care, said Patricia Smith, president and CEO of ACHP. I look forward to working with Presbyterian Health Plan to advance innovative solutions that expand access to affordable health care services. 

About ACHP 

ACHP represents innovative health plans and provider organizations that continually strive to deliver the highest quality health care, improve the health of their patients, maximize patient satisfaction, and reduce per capita health care costs. ACHP member organizations consistently rank as amongAmerica’s best plans at delivering affordable, high-quality coverage and care to their communities. ACHP members have deep roots in the communities they serve, and provide health insurance and coverage to approximately 15 million individuals in the United States. Drawing on years of experience, members collaborate, share strategies and best practices, and work toward solutions to some of the biggest challenges in health care delivery and policy. More information is available 

About Presbyterian Health Plan 

Presbyterian Health Plan is a division of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, New Mexicos largest locally-owned health care system. The plan was established in 1985 and today serves over 418,000 members in New Mexico with over 6,000 physicians and providers in its network, making it the states largest health plan. Presbyterian Health Plan offer an array of innovative and cost-conscious products and services to more than 2,600 New Mexico employers, as well as Medicaid, Medicare and individual products and services. Presbyterian Health Plan has been recognized by the National Committee of Quality Assurance for excellence in quality care and by the New Mexico Department of Insurance for providing the lowest administrative costs of any New Mexico health plan. For more information about Presbyterian Health Plan, visit