Surgery Center Network Services Added by ENTRUST to Benefit Plans Berry Bros. and O'Hair Shutters first ENTRUST clients to receive access to substantial SCN benefits

DALLAS, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- Surgery Center Network (SCN), the most comprehensive network of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in the U.S., has announced third-party administrator ENTRUST, Inc., has begun embedding SCN's wide range of services into its clients' benefit plans. The first ENTRUST clients to gain access to SCN's services are Berry Bros. General Contractors in Berwick, La., and O'Hair Shutters in Lubbock, Texas.

SCN, which launched in March 2013, highlights and connects ASCs to the general public, insurance plans and administrators, and group health and workers' compensation employers. Over the past year, SCN has partnered with some of the largest self-insured employers in the U.S. and the world, helped ASCs and surgical hospitals capture incremental patient volume and revenues they need, and saved patients hundreds of thousands of dollars on outpatient care.

ENTRUST, headquartered in Katy, Texas, is an employee health benefits resource group founded in 1975. Its family of companies provides a wide range of services, from consulting to management and claim administration. SCN partnered with ENTRUST in February 2014.

With ENTRUST adding SCN's services to the Berry Bros. and O'Hair benefit plans, plan members gain access to pre-screened, quality ASCs and surgical hospitals that provide special pricing for surgical services. Members also receive price transparency, ease of scheduling, reduction of costs and many more valuable services.

"We're excited to see ENTRUST begin to embed hSCN's services into the benefit plans of its clients," said Jeff Blankinship, President of SCN. "Through SCN's services, employees and covered dependents will have the information they need to make an informed decision for selecting the best surgical care provider and surgeon. With a commitment to cost transparency and consumerism, SCN is an effective solution to combat rising, unpredictable costs challenging healthcare today while ensuring patients receive the high-quality, low-cost care they need and deserve."

Self-insured employers, providers, TPAs and case managers interested in learning more about how a partnership with SCN will benefit your organization should visit www.SurgeryCenterNetwork.com.

About Surgery Center Network
Surgery Center Network (SCN), hosted at www.SurgeryCenterNetwork.com, features an established network of ASCs. By accessing the network, users can perform surgery cost comparisons, receive surgery education and outcomes data, and conduct searches to locate and evaluate ASCs in their neighborhood or throughout the country. Surgery centers joining the SCN network receive significant benefits, including a comprehensive listing and direct link to their website, and increased exposure to self-funded group health, work-related and cash-paying patients. Sister company Surgical Notes (www.surgicalnotes.com) has been an industry-leading provider of medical transcription, coding and other value-added information services for ambulatory surgical centers for more than 15 years.

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