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

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Program changes for 2012. Applications online at multiplan.com

MultiPlan, Inc., the nation’s oldest and largest independent PPO network, is accepting applications for its 2012 Rural Health Outreach Grant. The program, now in its 17th year, awards hospitals serving rural areas financial grants to help them introduce or expand services, education, screenings and other endeavors aimed at improving the health of people in their communities.

The company has revised the program for 2012, which has historically awarded ten grants of $3,000 each. This year, MultiPlan will award four grants of $7,500 each through the program. Keith Vangeison, Executive Vice President of Network Development said, “We think this change makes the grant even more meaningful in that it enables recipients to pursue more comprehensive programs that deliver significantly greater value to their patient communities.”

Dr. Anthony Sposato, Corporate Medical Director for MultiPlan, encourages eligible hospitals to apply for the grant, “We know that when it comes to healthcare concerns in rural communities, one size does not necessarily fit all. Our Rural Health Outreach Grant empowers healthcare providers to establish programs and services that fit the unique needs of their communities.”

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, as well as the IHP, AMN, HMN and RAN networks. 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 27, 2012. Grant recipients will be announced in August.

MultiPlan has awarded nearly $390,000 through the Rural Health Outreach Grant. Recipients have used the grant to help fund a wide variety of health services such as: healthcare 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 questions about the grant, contact MultiPlan at rural(at)multiplan(dot)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 insurers/health plans, third-party administrators, self-funded employers, HMOs and other entities that pay medical bills in the commercial healthcare, government, workers compensation and automobile insurance markets. 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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