Bethlehem, PA. July 9, 2018: Lehigh Valley Health Network, treating patients throughout the greater Lehigh Valley, as well as Monroe, Luzerne and Schuylkill counties, announced today that it will begin participating with AblePay Health effective July 1, 2018.
The AblePay Health agreement includes the LVHN eight hospital campuses – three in Allentown including the region’s only facility dedicated to orthopedic surgery, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, PA.
The Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) will also participate and is among the largest medical groups in the United States with more than 700 physicians and more than 300 advanced practice clinicians.
“We are excited to add LVHN to our providers in the Lehigh Valley,” said John Fistner, Founder and CEO. “Our cash flow model accelerates revenue and cuts costs associated with collecting out-of-pocket payments. By offering AblePay as a no-cost benefit to the Lehigh Valley community, we expect continued adoption from employers, employees, and individuals as result of the discounts and payment flexibility we provide for these health-related expenses.”
“LVHN understands the difficulties many patients have in paying their medical expenses in today’s challenging health care environment,” said Jeffrey Hinkle, Vice President, Patient Financial Services, LVHN. “We have always provided care to everyone who comes to us and offer options to help them afford their care. We feel this partnership with AblePay provides another way to help them do that.”
Lehigh Valley Health Network includes eight hospital campuses – three in Allentown including the region’s only facility dedicated to orthopedic surgery, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; 22 health centers caring for communities in seven counties; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices and 19 ExpressCARE locations throughout the region including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE at the Health Center at Palmer Township; pharmacy, imaging, home health services and lab services; extensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care at the region’s busiest, most-experienced trauma center treating adults and children, burn care at the regional Burn Center, kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer care, orthopedics, and neurology and complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, the Lehigh Valley Heart Institute and the Lehigh Valley Institute for Special Surgery give clinicians of the highest caliber the necessary infrastructure, programs and partnerships to help community members stay healthy and provide the most advanced treatment when needed. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is a formal member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, a transformative initiative to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with cancer in community health care settings, including access to key MSK clinical trials. Robotic surgery is offered in ten specialties across the health network with more than 10,000 procedures performed since 2007. Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital and Level 4 NICU in the region, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for 22 consecutive years as one of America’s Best Hospitals. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg are national Magnet hospitals for excellence in nursing. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org, or following us on Facebook and Twitter.
About AblePay Health
Founded in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 2016, AblePay Health offers a simple solution to the problem of increasing costs of healthcare in the United States. AblePay Health assists healthcare providers to reduce their reimbursement expenses and increase receivable times, then shares a portion of this savings with healthcare consumers within the provider’s service area. In turn, AblePay works with employers, health insurance brokers, and individuals by offering a no-cost benefit that provides savings, flexible payments terms, and convenience with a high level of support for its members. The business model works to the benefit of both providers and healthcare consumers, strengthening the relationship between both and benefitting the community as a whole.
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