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Brown & Toland Physicians to Partner With San Francisco Health Plan

Monday, August 2, 2010 Health Insurance News J E 4
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Brown & Toland announced today that is has contracted with San Francisco Health Plan for its doctors to provide care to the health plan's members.

"We are both happy and excited to contract with San Francisco Health Plan and provide care for its members," said Richard Fish, Brown & Toland's senior vice president of business development. "We are committed to providing high quality care to our members, and we welcome the opportunity to honor that same commitment for San Francisco Health Plan members."  Brown & Toland physicians will begin to provide care for San Francisco Health Plan members in fall 2010.

Brown & Toland has earned numerous awards for quality and constantly receives recognition as one of California's top medical groups.  Brown & Toland also was one of the first medical groups in the nation to deploy an integrated electronic health record to its physicians, improving care for its members.  San Francisco Health Plan is a community health plan that provides health insurance to 60,000 San Franciscans.  The Plan, which insures one in every four San Francisco children, has been the recipient of the Medi-Cal Gold Quality Award for three consecutive years.

"This is a real win for our members and for many San Francisco families," said John F. Grgurina, Jr., CEO of San Francisco Health Plan.  "The opportunity to give our Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, and Healthy Kids program members access to the high level of service for which Brown & Toland is renowned is significant.  This partnership is a reinforcement of our mission to provide all San Franciscans with quality, affordable healthcare."

"We are eager about entering this market and providing care for San Francisco Health Plan members," added Neal Birnbaum, M.D., Brown & Toland's Chairman of the Board.  "Many Medi-Cal patients have lost jobs, and have lost access to care.  We are happy to be among the solution and to partner with others in SFHP to provide quality care."

Brown & Toland Physicians, based in San Francisco, is an independent practice association (IPA) of more than 800 physicians serving more than 330,000 HMO and PPO members. Brown & Toland has earned numerous awards for quality and in 2010 was named for the third consecutive year an "Elite" Medical Group by the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG).  

SOURCE Brown & Toland Physicians

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