SOURCE: MultiPlan

September 15, 2008 16:06 ET

MultiPlan Spreads Holiday Cheer in September

Online Voting Opens for Annual Greeting Card Program

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) - 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: through Friday, September 26, 2008. Winners will be posted on the site the week of October 6th, 2008.

Now in its 13th year, MultiPlan's Holiday Card Program collects drawings from pediatric patients in participating MultiPlan and PHCS network hospitals, and then hosts a public vote for five drawings to be made into holiday greeting cards, courtesy of MultiPlan. All hospitals with patients submitting drawings receive a supply of cards for use in fundraising, at holiday events and to sell in their gift shops. In addition, MultiPlan sponsors parties for children at the hospitals from which the top drawings were selected.

"We get tremendous enjoyment from this program," says Paul Goldstein, Chief Medical Officer for MultiPlan. "It gives hospitalized children around the country something to look forward to, and continues MultiPlan's longstanding tradition of supporting the community relations objectives 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.

About MultiPlan

MultiPlan is the industry's most comprehensive provider of medical cost management solutions. The company provides over 2,100 clients with 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 large and mid-sized insurers, third party administrators, self-funded plans, HMOs and other entities that pay claims on behalf of health plans. Services include PHCS Network, the country's leading independent primary PPO network, The MultiPlan Network, the national network most often used to complement a primary PPO, fee negotiation services, a Wisconsin-based primary PPO and a national transplant network. Well over 600,000 providers participate with MultiPlan through these networks. Incorporated in 1980, MultiPlan is owned by a group of investors led by The Carlyle Group. For more information, visit

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