San Francisco Health Plan Selects PerformRx as its Pharmacy Benefit Manager The selection, effective July 1, 2013, ensures excellent pharmacy management and benefit services to the members of San Francisco Health Plan.

SAN FRANCISCO, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), a community health plan serving over 78,000 San Francisco residents, announced today its partnership with PerformRx to manage its pharmacy benefits.

In an ongoing effort to improve member pharmacy services with a keen eye on fiscal responsibility, San Francisco Health Plan chose PerformRx for its focus on improving patient outcomes and financial performance.

PerformRx is a clinician-led pharmacy benefit manager providing prescription drug claim processing, pharmacy network management and clinical support for Medicare, Medi-Cal and commercial plans.

"We are dedicated to delivering high quality healthcare for the people of San Francisco. It has been an enduring core value of San Francisco Health Plan," said John F. Grgurina, Jr., CEO of San Francisco Health Plan. "We strive to deliver excellent pharmacy services to our members. With this selection, we are prepared for the dynamic changes coming to healthcare."

"We are excited to have chosen PerformRx as our pharmacy benefit manager, knowing that they are going to assisting us in our core values -- ensuring excellent service, quality and affordability for our members, our providers and our city," said Dr. Kelly Pfeifer, Chief Medical Officer of San Francisco Health Plan.

Working with IPC/Evergreen Rx consultants, San Francisco Health Plan enlisted an iterative qualitative scoring and financial analysis process from request for proposal to final selection. The final terms of the contract will be mutually agreed upon and have yet to be finalized.  

About San Francisco Health Plan
San Francisco Health Plan, a licensed community health plan providing affordable health coverage to over 78,000 low and moderate-income families residing in San Francisco. SFHP was designed for and by the residents it serves – many of whom would not be able to otherwise obtain health care for themselves or their families. Through SFHP, members have access to a full spectrum of medical services including preventive care, hospitalization, prescription drugs, family planning, and substance abuse programs. SFHP's mission is to provide superior, affordable health care emphasizing prevention and promoting healthy living with the goal of improving the quality of life for the people of San Francisco. San Francisco Health Plan is also the third party administrator for the nationally recognized Healthy San Francisco program.  For more information on SFHP, visit www.sfhp.org.

SOURCE San Francisco Health Plan



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