SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), a community health plan serving over 80,000 San Francisco residents, announced today its partnership with US Bioservices to manage its specialty pharmacy benefits.
San Francisco Health Plan chose US Bioservices for its focus on improving patient outcomes for people with conditions such as multiple sclerosis, hepatitis C, autoimmune disorders, and others.
"In our ongoing effort to improve member pharmacy services and clinical quality, we selected US Bioservices," said John F. Grgurina, Jr., CEO of San Francisco Health Plan. "The services that US Bioservices offers will be crucial in our efforts to increase efficiency while also improving care."
US Bioservices has a nationwide presence delivering specialty medications to patients' homes, physician offices or through a network of preferred, independent retail pharmacies.
Through its Pathpoint Patient Care Program™, US Bioservices works with physicians, manufacturers and payers to help patients begin therapy as quickly as possible. Clinical staff members then provide support throughout the course of treatment to help patients achieve the best outcomes.
"We are excited to have chosen US Bioservices, knowing that they are going to support us in our mission -- providing high-quality, excellent service, and affordability for our members, providers and our city," said Dr. Kelly Pfeifer, Chief Medical Officer of San Francisco Health Plan. "It will ensure that our members who require specialty medications will receive the support they need, to manage complex medical conditions."
"US Bioservices has worked extremely hard over the last 20 years to develop the right combination of clinical services, reimbursement expertise and data reporting capabilities that serve the long-term needs of payers, patients, physicians and manufacturers," said Craig Miller, president of US Bioservices. "We're proud to partner with SFHP to improve the quality of specialty care in their region."
About San Francisco Health Plan
San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), a licensed community health plan providing affordable health coverage to over 80,000 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.
About US Bioservices
US Bioservices, a company of Amerisource Bergen Specialty Group, delivers nationwide specialty pharmacy and nursing services that meet the unique needs of patients, physicians, payers and manufacturers. As an independent specialty pharmacy licensed in all states, US Bioservices administers vital medications, educates patients and provides the clinical support that increase patient compliance to treatment regimens. For more information, visit www.usbioservices.com.
SOURCE San Francisco Health Plan