ClaimAid’s Executive Vice President, Beth Overmyer, Receives 2014 Governor Frank O’Bannon Award

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ClaimAid’s Executive Vice President, Beth Overmyer, Receives 2014 Governor Frank O’Bannon Award

[INDIANAPOLIS, IN] (December 2014)—ClaimAid, a leading provider of Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and private program eligibility services for hospitals, patients and schools, is excited to announce that Executive Vice President, Beth Overmyer, is the 2014 recipient of the Governor Frank O’Bannon Award. This award is given in recognition of Beth’s outstanding efforts as a health care advocate for children and families in Indiana throughout her career.

“At ClaimAid, our mission has always been to help individuals and their families get the care and resources they need and deserve,” said Chas LaPierre, President of ClaimAid. “Beth has been at the forefront of this ongoing goal and has made it her personal priority to serve as a tireless advocate for the health and well-being of every child, adult and family we serve. The members of the ClaimAid team are honored and privileged to work with such a compassionate and dedicated leader like Beth.”

Overmyer formally received the award at the Covering Kids & Families of Indiana (CKF-IN) Annual Meeting on December 2nd, 2014. CKF-IN is a statewide organization committed to ensuring that all children and families have health care coverage. The Governor Frank O’Bannon Award is presented annually to an individual that is a champion for the health and well-being of children and families in Indiana and directly contributes to the Covering Kids & Families of Indiana mission: “To achieve our vision that all Hoosier children and families have health care coverage, Covering Kids and Families of Indiana actively engages in a CARE model, focusing on Coalition building, Advocacy, Resource building and Education.”

“It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized with this prestigious award,” said Beth Overmyer. “I not only have a passion for serving as an advocate for children, but I’m committed to the importance of working in partnership within our local communities and the statewide organizations to improve education and access to health coverage for Indiana families. CKF-IN shares that same vision and dedication to being a champion of change in the need for improved health care coverage.”

The person awarded this esteemed honor must demonstrate the following criteria:

  • Strong advocate for the health and well-being of Indiana children and families
  • Committed to improving statewide processes and policies that benefit Indiana families
  • Demonstrates leadership as well as effective cooperation and communication with statewide agencies and organizations regarding health-related issues
  • History of active support for the CKF-IN coalition for a minimum of one year

Founded in 1988, ClaimAid is a full-service eligibility and claims resolution provider for hospitals, patients and their families—a company that stays on top of the state and federal requirements and closely monitors Health Care Reform for its clients, their patients and families. ClaimAid now offers assistance in applying and appealing for Federal Social Security Disability benefits. In addition, they also work with Medicaid School-Based Billing Programs across the country.

 Before ClaimAid, Beth worked for Family and Social Services Administration for 16 years, the last 8 as an Administrative Law Judge. She is a member of HFMA.

(Healthcare Financial Management Association) and IRHA (Indiana Rural Hospital Association). Her current responsibilities as Executive Vice President include Management of Eligibility Services, which includes staff development, team building, tracking the governing rules and regulations including the state legislative and federal changes affecting healthcare.  Other responsibilities include providing research and policy guidance to providers and staff; mentoring management and appeal representatives; providing in-service training to medical providers and serving as guest speaker to professional healthcare organizations.  She maintains a high degree of customer service and works toward achieving continuous improvement in client’s revenue through reduction of self-pay bad debt utilizing technological tools and analysis of data. 

For more information about Covering Kids & Families of Indiana, visit http://www.ckfindiana.org/.

For more information about ClaimAid, visit www.claimaid.com.

To contact the company directly, please ask for Chas LaPierre, 317.295.4050, or email clapierre@claimaid.com.

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