San Francisco Health Plan Awarded Superior Performance from California's Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board

Jan 27, 2011, 11:56 ET from San Francisco Health Plan

San Francisco Health Plan's Healthy Families Program earns the award, recognized as one of the top honors in the state

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), the city's community health plan serving over 60,000 residents, was awarded superior performance for its Healthy Families program from the California Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB).  

MRMIB is part of California's Health and Human Services Agency and is the state agency responsible for the Healthy Families Program.

MRMIB evaluated the quality of health care provided to Healthy Families members based on HEDIS measures (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set).  HEDIS measures reflect how well providers are meeting national guidelines regarding immunizations, well exams, and antibiotic use.  

An analysis was able to produce five clusters of performance ratings, ranging from superior performance to low. SFHP was awarded "superior performance" based on 2008 HEDIS data. "This award acknowledges the hard work of our provider network and our health plan team – making sure every child receives the right care at the right time," said Dr. Kelly Pfeifer, SFHP Medical Director.

"We are only able to garner accolades like this, year to year, through the commitment and unmatched skills of the providers in our network. They enable us to remain a plan that our members can trust," said John F. Grgurina, Jr., CEO of San Francisco Health Plan.

This is a continuation of accolades presented to SFHP from MRMIB as the superior performance rating was awarded to SFHP the previous year as well.

SFHP continues to earn national attention as an innovative county-based healthcare program that provides access to quality healthcare for qualified county residents, regardless of pre-existing conditions or immigration status.

About San Francisco Health Plan

San Francisco Health Plan, a licensed community health plan providing affordable health coverage to over 60,000 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. For more information on SFHP, visit

SOURCE San Francisco Health Plan