(PRWEB) May 14, 2013
MultiPlan, Inc., the nation’s oldest and largest independent PPO network, is accepting applications for its 2013 Rural Health Outreach Grant. The program, now in its 18th 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. This year, MultiPlan will award four grants of $7,500 each through the Rural Health Outreach Grant.
Dr. Anthony Sposato, Corporate Medical Director for MultiPlan, offers a tip for hospitals applying for the grant, “We encourage applicants to think outside the box when proposing programs in consideration for the Rural Health Outreach Grant. We keep our application guidelines broad and flexible to give rural hospitals greater opportunity to establish programs and services that fit the healthcare 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 26, 2013. Grant recipients will be announced in September.
MultiPlan has awarded nearly $420,000 through the Rural Health Outreach Grant. Recipients have used the grant to help fund a wide variety of health services such as: brain injury prevention education and testing, bicycle safety programs, skin cancer screening, and pediatric trauma treatment equipment. Information about previous grant recipients is available on the MultiPlan website. For questions about the grant, contact MultiPlan at rural(at)multiplan(dot)com.
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 auto 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.