CHN PPO Announces Partnership with Robert Wood Johnson Health System

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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and RWJ Hamilton Occupational Health Join the CHN PPO Network

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Michael A. Morrone, CEO of Consolidated Services Group

Adding providers specifically skilled in diagnosing and treating workplace injuries will support our continued expansion in the national workers’ compensation marketplace.

Consumer Health Network PPO (CHN PPO), a URAC-accredited network of over 125,000 health care providers, today announced an expanded partnership with Robert Wood Johnson hospitals and occupational health services. Under a new agreement, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and RWJ Hamilton Occupational & Corporate Health will join the CHN PPO Network, which already includes the system’s flagship hospital in New Brunswick. CHN PPO is a division of Consolidated Services Group (CSG), a technology-driven, clinically-based medical claims management provider.

This new partnership is expected to significantly strengthen CHN PPO’s specialized provider network, which is focused on delivering the highest quality care and achieving the best possible outcomes for people injured in automobile and workplace accidents.

Each provider in CHN’s network undergoes a rigorous credentialing process, including a re-credentialing process every three years in accordance with URAC standards. Specialties include primary care, occupational medicine, orthopedics, physical therapy, and surgery in hospitals, trauma centers and urgent care facilities throughout the Northeastern United States. CHN also offers health care services nationwide through a network of PPO affiliates.

“CHN PPO highly values our affiliation with Robert Wood Johnson Health System and we are pleased to broaden our partnership to include these exceptional medical facilities and health care providers,” said Michael A. Morrone, CSG founder and president. “Adding providers specifically skilled in diagnosing and treating workplace injuries will support our continued expansion in the national workers’ compensation marketplace.”

For Robert Wood Johnson Health System, the partnership will provide access to the growing list of workers’ compensation, group health and automobile policyholders served by the CHN PPO network.

“As the premier health system serving Central New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson continually seeks partnerships that expand our ability to serve the communities in the region,” says Nancy Adams-Kenny, director of occupational and corporate health at RWJ Hamilton. “We are pleased to partner with this highly accredited provider network, and look forward to delivering outstanding value to Consumer Health Network PPO and their clients.”

About CHN
CHN PPO, a division of Consolidated Services Group, Inc. (CSG), is a leading preferred provider organization serving the northeastern United States with a premier, URAC-accredited network of over 125,000 health care providers. For over 20 years, CHN has provided PPO networks for insurance carriers, TPAs, joint insurance funds, counties, municipalities and school boards. Through our parent company, CSG, we provide a complete, integrated medical claims solution, including seamless collaboration through our proprietary medlogix® technology; clinically-based recommendations through our highly skilled medical staff; and access to a nationwide network of premier health care providers. CSG’s powerful mix of medical expertise, proven processes and innovative technology delivers a more efficient, disciplined insurance claims process. The result is reduced severity, lower overhead and increased productivity for the clients we serve. Visit http://www.chn.com to learn more.

About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJ Hamilton) is the first of two New Jersey hospitals to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Located in Hamilton Township, NJ, the hospital is part of the RWJ Health System and Network and is affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The RWJ Hamilton Health Care Corporation serves communities within a five-county area and includes an acute care hospital, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hamilton, affiliated medical practices, seven Lakeview Child Centers, and the RWJ Hamilton Center for Health & Wellness. For more information, visit rwjhamilton.org.

RWJ Hamilton’s Occupational and Corporate Health Department provides services and screenings to over 400 small to large businesses located throughout the State of New Jersey, including post-injury and follow-up care, return-to-work evaluations, drug testing and travel medicine.

About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway is a 185 bed acute care hospital located in a suburban campus in Rahway, New Jersey. The address is 865 Stone Street, Rahway. The hospital also has a 24-bed sub acute unit that was awarded the top grade of five stars from U.S. News & World Report for three years in a row. It has full outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation services, as well as two fitness centers in Scotch Plains and Carteret that offer physical and aquatic therapy.

The hospital is a designated primary stroke center and performs emergency angioplasty in a newly renovated cardiac cath lab. It has a coronary care unit, telemetry unit and cardiac rehabilitation, as well as pulmonary rehabilitation. The hospital has a dedicated joint replacement center, a wound care center and a sleep lab. Along with a PACs system, the hospital has electronic medical records and computerized physician order entry. The hospital recently received an A from The LeapFrog group for patient safety.

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