The following is a press release announcing a new staff member.  J Hopkins has joined the ClaimAid team as Vice President.

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Amanda Parker
(317) 417-2141

[Indianapolis, IN] (May 17, 2013)-ClaimAid, a leading provider of Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and private program eligibility services for hospitals and patients, is excited to announce that J Hopkins has joined ClaimAid Consulting as Vice President.  Hopkins will be focusing on training, certification of eligibility, new product development and enhanced technologies.

“J’s experience, integrity and commitment in the areas of healthcare and finance provides the right combination to help lead this focus of our business into the next chapter,” says Chas LaPierre, President of ClaimAid.  “His expertise and deep understanding of patient access, financial eligibility services and hospital revenue cycles will be a major benefit to both our hospital clients and their patients and families.  Our clients are facing multifaceted issues with the constantly evolving changes and regulations of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  J not only understands the complexities that go along with this transformation in healthcare, but he has the compassion and insight to know what providers and families are facing today.”

Before joining ClaimAid, Hopkins was the Associate Director of Patient Access & Financial Eligibility Services for Wishard Health Services in Indianapolis, IN.  Prior to Wishard, he served as the Executive Director for Indiana Health Care Services (IHCS), leading the business division of the Indiana Health Care Association (IHCA).

“I believe that I bring an understanding and appreciation for a blending of the financial side and the patient side having worked at the hospital level and for the great state of Indiana,” says Hopkins.  “I look forward to bringing innovative solutions to the table in terms of new product development and enhanced technologies that will not only benefits ClaimAid, but ultimately benefits each and every client.  ClaimAid is in the business to serve those who need help with eligibility and claims resolution.  We want to do everything we can to be the best at what we do.”

Hopkins earned a B.A. in History and Classical Language with an M.A in Public Administration from Ball State University, Muncie, IN.  He and his family currently reside in Fishers, IN.

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 National healthcare.   In addition, they also work with Medicaid School-Based Billing Programs across the country.

For more information about ClaimAid, visit  To contact the company directly, please ask for Chas LaPierre, 317.295.4050, or email