MultiPlan to Award $30,000 in Grants to Rural Hospitals

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Nation’s oldest and largest independent PPO network accepting applications for its 2011 Rural Health Outreach Grant

MultiPlan, Inc., the nation’s oldest and largest independent PPO network, is accepting applications for its 2011 Rural Health Outreach Grant. The program, now in its 16th year, awards ten hospitals serving rural areas grants of $3,000 each to help them introduce or expand services, education, screenings and other endeavors aimed at improving the health of people in their communities.

Dr. Paul Goldstein, Corporate Medical Director for MultiPlan, encourages eligible hospitals to apply for the grant, “Now more than ever, hospitals in rural communities are challenged to provide healthcare solutions across an ever broadening spectrum of health concerns. Our Rural Health Outreach Grant, with its open guidelines, empowers our rural partners to reach out within their communities with the programs and services that target their specific needs.”

The grant is available to rural hospitals participating in one or more of MultiPlan’s healthcare provider networks including PHCS, MultiPlan, Beech Street, HealthEOS and Texas True Choice. An application for the grant is posted in the Providers section of MultiPlan’s website at http://www.multiplan.com. Completed applications must be received by July 29, 2011. Grant recipients will be announced in September.

MultiPlan has awarded nearly $360,000 through the Rural Health Outreach Grant program. Recipients have used the grant to help fund a wide variety of health services including: health care clinics, skin cancer prevention screening, nutrition and weight management education, and mental health counseling. Information about previous grant recipients is available on the MultiPlan website. For specific questions about the grant, contact MultiPlan at rural@multiplan.com.

About MultiPlan
MultiPlan, Inc. is the industry’s most comprehensive provider of healthcare cost management solutions. The company provides a single gateway to a host of primary, complementary and out-of-network strategies for managing the financial risks associated with healthcare claims. Clients include large and mid-sized insurers, third-party administrators, self-funded plans, HMOs and other entities that pay claims on behalf of health plans. MultiPlan is owned by BC Partners, a leading international private equity firm, and Silver Lake, the world’s largest private investor in technology. For more information, visit http://www.multiplan.com.

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