SOURCE: Bravo Health

Bravo Health

February 10, 2010 13:15 ET

Bravo Health Membership Surpasses 360,000

Strong Provider Partnerships Key to Success

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - February 10, 2010) - Bravo Health, a provider of Medicare Advantage plans dedicated to offering beneficiaries access to high quality, cost-effective health care, announced today membership in its HMO, PPO, and stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans has grown to more than 360,000 members across 43 states.

"The past few years have been exciting for us, as we have experienced continued growth and achieved milestones relating to the way we serve our members," said Jeff Folick, chairman and chief executive officer of Bravo Health. "Our success is a direct result of the strong partnerships we establish with our providers to assure members receive high quality, affordable care."

Through close partnerships with its primary care providers, Bravo Health has increased member access to care while improving its overall Healthcare Effectiveness Data Information Set (HEDIS®) scores, a tool used by more than 90 percent of America's health plans to measure performance on important aspects of care and service.

Bravo Health also achieved a Commendable rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in all markets for outstanding improvement in quality. NCQA Health Plan Accreditation evaluates how well a health plan manages all parts of its delivery system -- physicians, hospitals, other providers and administrative services -- in order to continuously improve the quality of care and services provided to its members.

"Because we place the provider at the center of patient care, we assure appropriate, preventive care is coordinated, administered and managed," added Folick. "By supplying providers with timely and relevant patient care information, Bravo Health has increased member access to care and continued to improve patient outcomes."

About Bravo Health

Founded in 1996, Bravo Health's licensed subsidiaries provide Medicare beneficiaries access to high quality, cost-effective health care. With more than 360,000 members, Bravo Health's licensed subsidiaries offer Medicare Advantage health plans in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington, D.C. and offer Part D Prescription Drug Plans in 43 states. For more information, visit