Founded in 1999, ppoNext is one of the largest, independent preferred provider organizations in the United States. The company encompasses more than 450,000 physician providers and over 3,700 health care facilities. It offers a Web-based claims processing technology that allows customers to reprice claims electronically. The company also provides National Access, which is a network of medical care providers, hospitals and ancillary facilities that can be packaged with health benefit plans. Its workers' compensation network offers online search and telephonic locator assistance services. The company provides limited benefit plan networks that offer specific credit and debit cards to authorize the availability of funds. Its clients include nearly 800 payors and administrators.