The origins of Prime Health Services began in 1996 when one of
the largest Nashville, Tennessee area hospitals determined a need
to operate its own PPO and medical management company. Thus, Comp
Plus Inc., was formed by Baptist hospital and served as a steerage
mechanism connecting patients to the hospital throughout the late
1990s. The Comp Plus network experienced excellent growth during
the next five years, while primarily serving clients in Tennessee.
However, in 2001, Baptist hospital decided to exit from the Comp
Plus model. A group of four (4) industry experts purchased Comp
Plus from Baptist Hospital in 2001 and in turn created Prime Health
Services Inc. that same year.
In 2001 Prime Health Services had approximately 12,000
contracted medical providers serving 44 counties in Tennessee and a
few counties in Kentucky and Alabama. The following years the
company focused heavily on contracting with doctors and other
specialties throughout the US as the original owners determined a
need for not only a strong regional PPO and medical cost
containment company but a national one as well. These years saw
significant growth in the number of contracted medical providers as
well as the implementation of other cost containment services.
By 2007, 3 of the 4 original owners of Prime Health Services
decided to exit the business, and Brian A Sharp purchased the
remaining shares of stock. Brian continues in the role of
President/CEO for this privately held corporation.
During the following years, aggressive contracting continued as
well as the implementation of new market driven products (such as
etc..) resulting in the robust company that is Prime today. Prime
Health Services has coverage in all 50 states with over 700,000
medical providers accessible via the Prime PPO delivery system. We
have excellent provider coverage in both metropolitan areas and
smaller communities. Once only a strong regional PPO network, Prime
has become so much more as it now serves the industry's top
companies as their primary PPO network and cost containment
solution throughout the United States.
From the beginning, Prime Health Services has sought to control
medical expenses and at the same time bring value to our contracted
medical providers. We feel confident that we are achieving this
goal for our clients and look forward to the history that has yet
to be written.