SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 23, 2011 – CSI Financial Services (CSI), the healthcare industry’s leader in providing patient-friendly bank loans, today announced its partnership with San Diego-based Sharp Rees-Stealy. CSI’s signature low interest rate loans will be available to patients at Sharp Rees-Stealy, a 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient and one of the largest, most comprehensive medical groups in San Diego County with 19 locations.
Through its exclusive bank loan program, CSI brings “peace of mind” to patients by providing them the ability to address out-of-pocket medical expenses with affordable monthly payments. Also available at Sharp HealthCare’s four hospital locations, patients may elect to add multiple balances onto their ClearBalance account, thereby helping make healthcare more affordable. In fact, Sharp HealthCare patients electing to participate in the ClearBalance loan program may pay as little as $25 per month (depending on balance amount). Patients may pay their monthly bill via mail, phone or internet.
According to Carol Wanke, Vice President of Community Care & Managed Care Operations at Sharp Rees-Stealy, the ClearBalance program extends our mission of “improving the health of our community by caring for the financial and physical well-being of our patients.”
We have experienced first-hand the value that our patients at Sharp HealthCare have come to appreciate by having an affordable option to pay their out-of-pocket healthcare expenses,” Wanke said. “Extending the ClearBalance program to Sharp Rees-Stealy is another example of our continuing efforts to provide patients with choices and solutions that work best for them.”
Mitch Patridge, Chief Executive Officer of CSI Financial Services, noted that the company’s low interest loan programs are supported by its in-house, best-in-class customer service center that has been exclusively designed to meet the needs of their healthcare clients and the patients they serve. CSI’s San Diego-based customer service center has generated a 99% satisfaction rating, underscoring the company’s commitment to treat each patient with dignity and respect.
About CSI Financial Services
CSI Financial Services is the premier provider of patient loan programs. Since 1992, CSI has funded more than $600 million in patient loans enabling hundreds of thousands of patients to easily and affordably repay their healthcare obligations. CSI maintains its corporate office in San Diego, Calif., with regional sales offices throughout the United States. For more information about CSI, visit www.clearbalance.org.
About Sharp Rees-Stealy
Sharp Rees-Stealy is a multispecialty medical group with more than 400 primary and specialty care doctors providing care at 19 locations throughout San Diego. The group is certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory HealthCare (AAAHC), an industry benchmark for quality. Sharp Rees-Stealy accepts most health plans and is part of Sharp HealthCare, San Diego’s most comprehensive health care delivery system. A 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, Sharp HealthCare is recognized for clinical excellence for services in cardiac, cancer, and multiorgan transplantation, as well as orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health and women’s health.
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