Baroma’s stock is traded on the Over The Counter Exchange and OTC Markets under the stock symbol, BRMA. The Company owns and operates BAROMA Healthcare International, LLC d/b/a Baroma Health Partners; the first Medicare approved Accountable Care Organization (ACO) based in Miami-Dade County, FL participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The Company’s three-year agreement with The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) allows for the ACO to receive up to half of the savings generated by quality improvement through coordinated care and cost saving initiatives for the Medicare-Fee-For-Services population in South Florida.
Scott J. Backer, CEO of Baroma, commented,“We are very pleased to have been approved by DTC to begin electronic trading. We are expecting excellent financial results for 2013 and are growing our provider network month after month. We have partnered with leaders in health IT, care delivery and regulatory reporting throughout the country and expect continued growth as we expand to other high value markets nation-wide. Baroma has an excellent outlook for our first year’s performance under the MSSP, with our current expected population the projected shared savings with Medicare will be approximately $36 million. We project, from the trend of January and February reports, revenues of close to $18 million EBITDA without calculating our expected month-to-month growth. A PE (price earnings ratio) of fifteen would put our share price in the range of $.90.”
Since January, Baroma has more than doubled its network of participating physicians, which indicates a population projected at over 10,000 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. In Miami-Dade County, historically one of the nation’s most costly counties for Medicare, there is an enormous amount of savings possibilities. “Targeting waste, fraud and abuse is one of the many strategies we have implemented since our contract took effect in January.” Says Baroma COO Marisela Rodriguez.
Established as an effort to assist at-risk health networks and health plans in minimizing the medical expense, Baroma has developed their ACO delivery model based on the best practices successfully implemented in managed care.
“Our goal is to use tools such as newly developed IT resources in accordance with more developed and coordinated practices implemented in the managed care world to drive innovation in healthcare delivery. Preventative medicine is at the forefront of our initiative to reach the three principle goals of the MSSP: better care for individuals, better health for populations, and slower growth in expenditures for Medicare.” Said Baroma CIO Ricardo Matos.
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