Press Release

RELEASE — Capitol Hill Briefing: Why Americans Choose Nonprofit Health Plans

ADVISORY: July 25, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ET

 Capitol Hill Briefing: Why Americans Choose Nonprofit Health Plans
Featuring UPMC, Dean and Presbyterian Health Plans

Washington –ACHP’s Capitol Hill briefing will illustrate the nonprofit difference in health care, including how these health plans are going outside the doctor’s office to address social determinants of health, reducing drug costs for patients by improving access to biosimilars and combatting the opioid epidemic.

What makes nonprofit, community health plans different is what makes them leaders in the industry. ACHP plans are driving better health outcomes and delivering better value for every health care dollar. They focus on patients – not profits, reinvest in care delivery and the community, and do not answer to Wall Street stakeholders.

Nonprofit health plans lead the way in coverage and care, consistently topping quality and consumer satisfaction ratings.

  • Nearly all ACHP Medicare Advantage enrollees are in a 4 star plan or higher
  • 97 percent of ACHP Medicare Advantage enrollees choose to stay with their plan, while local competitors retain about 91 percent of members
  • In recent J.D. Power health care ratings, 11 ACHP plans are the top ranking plans in their region

Who: Ceci Connolly, President and CEO, ACHP
John Lovelace, President, Government Programs and Individual Advantage Products, UPMC Health Plan
Julia Wright, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Dean Health Plan
James Kloth, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist, Dean Health Plan
Gray Clarke, MD, Senior Medical Director, Presbyterian Health Plan
Daniel Duhigg, DO, Medical Director for Addiction Services, Presbyterian Health Care Services

What: Learn what makes nonprofit, community health plans unique, including how these health plans are going outside the doctor’s office to address social determinants of health, reducing drug costs for patients by improving access to biosimilars and combatting the opioid epidemic.

When: 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Lunch provided starting at 11:45 a.m.

Where: Rayburn House Office Building room 2075
 45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515

Press please RSVP to ACHPCommunications@achp.org.

About ACHP
The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) is a national leadership organization bringing together innovative health plans and provider groups that are among America’s best at delivering affordable, high-quality coverage and care. ACHP’s member health plans provide coverage and care for more than 21 million Americans across 32 states and the District of Columbia. These organizations focus on improving the health of the communities they serve and are on the leading edge of innovations in affordability and quality of care, including primary care redesign, payment reform, accountable health care delivery and use of information technology. To learn more, go to www.achp.org and follow ACHP on Twitter @_ACHP.