FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Missy Pudimott
(800) 225-4246 ext. 6493
Hamilton, NJOn March 26, 2008, CHN PPO, a division of Consolidated Services Group, Inc., received approval from the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance as a certified Organized Delivery System, (ODS).
This approval allows the CHN PPO to provide Network Management on behalf of a New Jersey State approved Insurance Carrier. Through the ODS Certification process, the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance has determined that the CHN PPO Provider Network has satisfied the network adequacy standards in all 21 counties in the State of New Jersey. Presently, CHN PPO is contracting with Monumental Life Insurance to roll out an ODS plan.
"We are very pleased to receive this important designation," states Cara Ianniello, Vice President of Network Operations for CHN PPO. "This certification will allow greater product expansion into the Group Health marketplace." Michael Morrone, President and CEO of Consolidated Services Group, Inc, (CSG), and CHN PPO's parent company stated that, "since the acquisition of CHN in December of 2005, CSG has invested many resources into the development and integrity of the CHN PPO Network. This is just one of many designations the CHN PPO Network holds including, Certified Managed Care Organization (MCO) in the State of New Jersey, URAC Accreditation for Network with Credentialing, as well as being ranked the Number 1 PPO for 10 straight years by NJ Biz (1998-2007). CSG is committed to offering high quality products and services on behalf of their clients and providers as well as the marketplace."
About CHN PPO- August, 2008 marks the 20th Anniversary for the CHN PPO. In 2005, CSG acquired CHN, a leading northeast regional preferred provider organization ("PPO") that services New Jersey, New York and much of New England. CHN PPO is a URAC-Accredited network of over 100,000 participating provider locations including 16,000 provider locations in their New England network, Northeast Health Direct (NHD). As CSG's Proprietary PPO, CHN has been ranked #1 in NJ by NJ Biz for 10 consecutive years (1998-2007). For nearly 20 years, CHN has been developing PPO networks for their clients who represent Insurance Carriers, TPA's, Joint Insurance Funds, Municipalities and School Boards. CHN's provider contracts cover product lines of Group Health, Workers Compensation and Automobile coverage's. CHN PPO maintains a website at www.chn.com.
About Consolidated Services Group, Inc. ("CSG") has more than 25 years experience in the Medical Claims Management industry, and provides Managed Care, Utilization Review, as well as a proprietary PPO to Workers' Compensation, Group Health and Automobile Insurers. All services are delivered through its unparalleled integration technology platform, MEDLOGIX. Consolidated Services Group, Inc. services a significant number of the industry's largest Auto and Property and Casualty Carriers and maintains a website at www.CSG-inc.net.