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

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MultiPlan, Inc., the nation’s oldest and largest independent PPO network, is accepting applications for its 2015 Rural Health Outreach Grant. The program, now in its 20th 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 our rural providers to submit programs that reflect new ideas, practices and methods. Our goal is to make a significant impact in rural communities through the sponsorship of these new programs.”

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 Completed applications must be received by May 1, 2015. Grant recipients will be announced in May.

MultiPlan has awarded nearly $480,000 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.

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 network- and analytics-based solutions 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 medical markets. MultiPlan is owned by an investment group led by Starr Investment Holdings and Partners Group.

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