About

The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) is the only national organization promoting the unique, payer-provider aligned model in health care. ACHP’s nonprofit, community-based member health companies collaborate with their provider partners to deliver higher-quality coverage and care to tens of millions of Americans in 36 states and DC.

Now celebrating 38 years of health policy advocacy, ACHP takes policymakers, industry influencers and health journalists “behind the curtain” of breakthrough innovations developed by member health companies at the community level. These evidenced-based reforms and case studies are shaping the legislative conversation for the future of the American health care system.

Visit our member page, meet the ACHP Board of Directors and click on our initiatives to start learning more about the ways we work together to Make Health Care Better.

By the numbers

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Almost half

of all 5 star MA plans are offered by ACHP members

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Nearly 25 percent

of NCQA's top rated commercial plans are ACHP members

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7 ACHP plans

have top ratings in their region from J.D. Power Satisfaction for Commercial Plans

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Provide coverage in

36 states

and the District of Columbia.

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Convening

24 member companies

from across the country

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An average of

42.5 years

in their communities

ACHP advocates on behalf of its members and a unique approach to health care today, one that puts the patient at the center with health plans and clinical teams collaborating to improve health outcomes and reduce costs.

Our advocacy focuses on providing policymakers with tested solutions being realized in communities nationwide and rooted in a model that is proven to deliver better value for patients, employers and taxpayers.

We realize our mission by:
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Providing a forum

to solve our members’ most pressing challenges

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Advocating for better health

and health care

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Building the evidence base

for health care improvement through clinical innovation

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Enhancing our plan’s competitiveness

by developing quantitative and qualitative tools to improve performance and meet marketplace challenges

Our Mission

The Alliance of Community Health Plans and its members improve the health of the communities we serve and actively lead the transformation of health care to promote high-quality, affordable care and superior consumer experience.

Our History

The Alliance of Community Health Plans was founded in 1984 as The HMO Group to help independent health maintenance organizations identify and share best practices. The group changed name, appointed new leadership and moved from New Jersey to Washington, D.C., in 2001.

ACHP Members Are…

The voice of nonprofit health plans…

ACHP and its member organizations support policies that ensure access for all to a high value system of care that provides outstanding patient experience. Drawing on our relationships on Capitol Hill and in the Administration, ACHP is elevating the voice of nonprofit, community health plans and shaping policy that builds healthy communities.

To learn more, read our latest news or visit our content library.

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Transforming health care delivery…

ACHP member plans are role models for other health plans in achieving the industry’s Triple Aim – better health, better care, at a lower cost. Our plans work closely with providers on behalf of patients and are committed to developing solutions that ensure the right care to the right patient at the right time.

Providing better value for every health care dollar…

ACHP members are driving better health outcomes to deliver higher quality care for nearly 24 million people nationwide. Our plans are constantly innovating to improve care delivery, member service and patient experience.

Our plans consistently top quality rating charts by independent agencies, leading the industry to higher standards while providing top-notch care.

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Improving the health of the nation.

ACHP members are deeply rooted in their communities and are constantly reinvesting in the places where employees and members live, work and play. With dedicated initiatives and strong local partnerships, ACHP plans are leading their communities to better health

Members

ACHP members focus on improving the health of the communities they serve and are on the leading edge of innovations in affordability and the quality of care.

Learn more about our members.

Membership

ACHP convenes the nation’s highest-quality, most prestigious nonprofit health plans.

Learn How to Join ACHP

Sponsorship

Sponsoring ACHP events is an ideal way to reach out to colleagues and potential customers in both formal and casual settings.

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Partnership

We recognize the power of collaboration. That is why we’ve partnered with leading industry organizations to engage on leading health care issues and help us make our voice heard.

Learn more about our partners.

Staff

The team at ACHP is committed to helping our plans deliver high-quality affordable care and coverage.

Learn more about our staff.

Board

ACHP’s board of directors comprises the chief executives of our member organizations or their designees, along with up to two medical directors chosen among our plans.

Learn more about our board.
Making Health Care Better

ACHP is the voice of a unique approach in health care today, one that puts the patient at the center with plans and clinical teams collaborating to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Our advocacy focuses on providing policymakers with tested solutions, rooted in a model that is proven to deliver better value for patients, employers and taxpayers.

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