Addition marks ACHP’s first Louisiana-based member
Washington, D.C. (May 3, 2023) – The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP), a network of nonprofit, provider-aligned, community-based health plans, today announces its Board of Directors voted to approve New Orleans-based Ochsner Health Plan as its newest member. With the addition of Ochsner Health Plan, ACHP has expanded its membership network to provide coverage and care across 38 states and the District of Columbia.
“I am so glad to welcome Ochsner to our growing membership,” remarked Ceci Connolly, ACHP President and CEO. “Our Board of Directors recognizes how important it is that our membership fully represents the unique needs and voice of regional, provider-aligned health plans across the country, and Ochsner perfectly reflects that perspective. We look forward to working with Ochsner leadership in the coming years to ensure they continue to best represent and care for their members across Louisiana, all of whom deserve the high-quality coverage Ochsner – and all ACHP’s members – provide.”
Ochsner Health Plan, part of Ochsner Health, offers Medicare Advantage insurance coverage across the entire state of Louisiana. Its network includes 47 hospitals, and its health plans offer coverage throughout the Pelican State. As a regional, not-for-profit health plan, it joins other ACHP members in its shared dedication to better care, lower costs and improved health outcomes.
“We are excited to join ACHP, represent the needs of our members and showcase the value-based journey of Ochsner Health,” said Jeff Fernandez, CEO, Ochsner Health Plan. “Our home state has very costly social determinants of health. We must continue providing high quality care at an affordable price for all Medicare-eligible citizens of Louisiana.”
The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) represents the nation’s top-performing nonprofit health companies, which serve tens of millions of Americans in 38 states and D.C. ACHP member plans collaborate with providers on high-quality coverage and care — leading the industry in practical reforms.
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