Health Charge Corp. and Christ Hospital announced the execution of a contract to provide the Health Charge credit card program to patients of Christ Hospital in Jersey City, N.J. The program will begin this month.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with Christ Hospital, which is the first hospital to select Health Charge since the announcement of our alliance with the New Jersey Hospital Association,” said Bruce Nelson, vice president of development of the Health Charge Corp. “Health Charge provides an easy-to-manage credit program at competitive rates to patients seeking to finance their deductibles, co-payments and uninsured medical expenses. We know that our program will reduce costs and improve patient relations at Christ Hospital.”
“The Health Charge program will help our patients who have significant medical bills,” said Drew Lerman, director of finance at Christ Hospital. “This program will help us better manage our operation by out-sourcing the collection of many self-pay balances.”
On Nov. 3, 1997, Health Charge Corp. and the New Jersey Hospital Association entered into an alliance to present the Health Charge Credit Card Program to NJHA members.
Health Charge Corp., founded in 1979, provides private label credit card programs to hospitals and other healthcare providers nationwide. In addition, Health Charge provides business office and systems consulting and proprietary receivables management software to hospitals. Health Charge is affiliated with HealthCare Financial Partners Inc., (NASDAQ:HCFP).
The New Jersey Hospital Association, based in Princeton, N.J., is a trade group committed to helping its 115 member hospitals provide accessible, affordable and quality healthcare in their communities through advocacy, education, research and policy development.Details