Philadelphia, PA – San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP) and PerformRx, a Philadelphia-based pharmacy benefit manager providing customized solutions and adaptable technology from coast to coast, announced today that SFHP and PerformRx will continue their relationship to bring pharmacy benefit management services to over 142,000 SFHP Medi-Cal and Healthy San Francisco members.
SFHP and PerformRx began partnering in July of 2013, servicing approximately 78,000 members in California. Since then, this relationship has experienced significant growth and has led to an increase in both savings and positive health outcomes.
"In continuing our business relationship with PerformRx, we are confident in the knowledge that they support us in our mission of improving the health outcomes of the diverse San Francisco communities," said John F. Grgurina, Jr., CEO of San Francisco Health Plan. "This relationship ensures that our members will receive the support they need to access and receive the best possible prescribed medications. We look forward to working together in continuing to serve our members with the best health and wellness care in a fiscally responsible manner."
PerformRx offers SFHP and its members a wide range of customizable PBM services, both clinical and operational. This personalized approach, along with PerformRx’s focus on member health, is truly unique within the PBM landscape and continues to be a key factor in the success of this strategic relationship.
“We are pleased to have been selected, and look forward to continuing to serve San Francisco Health Plan’s members with PerformRx’s custom approach to PBM solutions,” said Mesfin Tegenu, M.S., RPh, president of PerformRx. “I believe winning this re-procurement is a testament to PerformRx’s principles and values of providing innovative pharmaceutical care management services with a deep appreciation of partnering with our clients and willingness to treat them with the utmost respect.”
PerformRx will continue to leverage its clinical expertise and industry-accredited service offerings to further strengthen its bond with SFHP and its members.
About San Francisco Health Plan
San Francisco Health Plan, a licensed community health plan providing affordable health coverage to over 142,000 low and moderate-income families residing in San Francisco. Designed for and by the residents it serves—many of whom would not be able to obtain health care for themselves or their families, 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 improve health outcomes of the diverse San Francisco communities through its successful partnerships. SFHP’s Medicaid (Medi-Cal) line of business has earned “Accredited” status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). SFHP is also the third-party administrator for the nationally recognized Healthy San Francisco program. For more information on SFHP, visit www.sfhp.org.
PerformRx, LLC is a URAC-accredited, next-generation pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) located in Philadelphia and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies. The company maintains a clinical culture, providing cost-effective therapies and extensive evidence-based programs at an optimal cost to its clients since 1999. PerformRx’s best-in-class pharmacy benefit management services include formulary development, drug therapy management and rebate management. PerformSpecialty® is PerformRx’s wholly-owned and integrated specialty pharmacy. The company’s business segments include Medicaid, Medicare, commercial and employer group plans. For more information, visit www.performrx.com.
About AmeriHealth Caritas
AmeriHealth Caritas is part of the Independence Health Group in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 15 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves approximately 5.3 million Medicaid, Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services, and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 35 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritas.com.