New York, NY (PRWEB) September 18, 2013
MultiPlan, Inc., the nation’s oldest and largest independent PPO network, today announced that voting is now open for its annual Holiday Card Program. Voting is open to the public on the MultiPlan website at: http://www.multiplan.com/providers/holidaycardprogram.cfm from September 16 through 27. Winners will be announced the week of October 7.
Through the Holiday Card Program, now in its 18th year, MultiPlan collects drawings from pediatric patients at hospitals participating in MultiPlan’s PPO networks and posts them on its website where people can vote for their favorite drawings. (MultiPlan’s networks include: PHCS, MultiPlan, Beech Street, HealthEOS, Texas True Choice, Arizona Medical Network (AMN), Rural Arizona Network (RAN), Health Management Network (HMN) and IHP.) The five entries that receive the most votes are made into holiday greeting cards, courtesy of MultiPlan. The hospitals that submit drawings receive boxed sets of the cards for use in fundraising and to sell in their gift shops. MultiPlan also provides the top five artists with posters of their artwork and their own holiday greeting cards.
“This program is fun for everyone,” says Dr. Anthony Sposato, Chief Medical Officer for MultiPlan. “It gives pediatric patients a creative diversion during their hospital stay, and it’s fun for the people who visit the site to vote. We’re happy to continue this longstanding tradition that also helps support the pediatric programs of our participating hospitals.”
In addition to the Holiday Card Program, MultiPlan provides participating hospitals with Jeep PowerWheels toy cars through its Toy Car Program, and awards annual grants to qualifying hospitals through its Rural Health Outreach Grant Program.
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.