Private Healthcare Systems, or PHCS, was acquired by MultiPlan in October 2006. Founded in 1980, MultiPlan is the nation’s oldest and largest supplier of independent, network-based cost management solutions. With more than half a million healthcare providers under contract, an estimated 40 million consumers, and some 65 million claims processed through their networks each year, MultiPlan is the right choice for healthcare payers and providers, who today face unprecedented cost and competitive pressures.