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August 8, 2012-CHN PPO Announces Partnership with Barnabas Health Corporate Care
Hamilton, NJ (August 8, 2012) Consumer Health Network PPO (CHN PPO), a URAC-accredited network of over 125,000 health care providers, today announced an expanded partnership with Barnabas Health. Under a new agreement, Barnabas Health Corporate Care will join the CHN PPO Network, which already includes Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, Kimball Medical Center, Community Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Monmouth Medical Center as participating hospitals. CHN PPO is a division of Consolidated Services Group (CSG), a technology-driven, clinically-based medical claims management provider.
This new partnership will 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 workplace and automobile accidents.
As part of New Jersey’s largest integrated health system, Barnabas Health Corporate Care offers comprehensive occupational health and wellness programs. Services are delivered under the direction of board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists in occupational medicine to ensure timely treatment and recovery after work-related injury, and to keep employees healthy year-round.
“CHN PPO enjoys a strong partnership with Barnabas Health and we are excited to add these stellar corporate care facilities to our provider network,” said Michael A. Morrone, CSG founder and president. “Adding providers highly skilled in diagnosing and treating workplace injuries will support our continued expansion in the national workers’ compensation marketplace.”
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 but are not limited to primary care, occupational medicine, orthopedics, physical therapy, trauma centers and urgent care facilities throughout the Northeastern United States. CHN also offers access to PPO services nationwide through a network of PPO affiliates.
For Barnabas Health Corporate Care, the partnership will provide access to the growing list of workers’ compensation policyholders served by the CHN PPO network.
“Barnabas Health continually seeks partnerships with organizations that enhance access for patients to our high quality services close to home in their respective community,” said Joe Hicks, president and chief executive officer of Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Network and Barnabas Health Corporate Care. “We look forward to putting Barnabas Health’s expertise and breadth and depth of services to work for the members of CHN PPO.”
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 120,000 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 www.chn.com to learn more.
About Barnabas Health
Barnabas Health is the largest not-for-profit integrated healthcare delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation, annually caring for more than two million patients and delivering more than 18,000 babies. The system includes six acute care hospitals, two children’s hospitals, a free-standing behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network and comprehensive homecare and hospice programs. Among nationally recognized services are burn treatment; adult and pediatric cardiac surgery; heart, lung, kidney and pancreas transplant; neurology and neurosurgery; reproductive medicine and science; geriatrics; oncology; pediatrics; and women’s services. Barnabas Health includes 18,200 employees, (the second largest private employer in New Jersey); 4,600 physicians (one-fifth of the actively practicing physicians in New Jersey); and 445 residents and interns. For more information, log on to the web site at www.barnabashealth.org.