syrupJuly 10, 2017

Press Release

Aquina Adds Mark Starr as EVP

Aquina continues to build its strong leadership team to address the explosive growth in patient financing options by adding Mark Starr, formerly Vice President at EOS Healthcare.

ATLANTA, GA., July 10, 2017 – Aquina Health, LLC, (“Aquina”), the leading healthcare technology company offering payment solutions for healthcare providers and their patients, today announced that Mark Starr will assume the position of Executive Vice President of the newly formed patient finance division, CURAE Finance.

Mr. Starr joins Aquina following a distinguished career working with hospitals and medical practices at market leaders including EOS Healthcare, CarePayment, Emdeon/Change Healthcare and McKesson.  He will be the first of many new hires as CURAE Finance rapidly expands its service offerings. As Executive Vice President of CURAE Finance, Mark will assume responsibility for directing the organization’s growth while ensuring profitable operations and maintaining CURAE Finance’s unique culture and commitment to its clients.

CURAE Finance is the initial phase of an aggressive roll out plan by Aquina to help patients receive the medical care they need, without the burden of paying high out-of-pocket expenses. With the hiring of Mr. Starr, Aquina will begin developing new patient financing products that enhance the current program to provide affordable pricing, offer a wider range of product options and less patient denials.

Other features of CURAE Finance’s solution will include:

  • Easy Applications – no lengthy application forms, and no impact on credit scores
  • Faster Approvals – approvals available in seconds for most patients
  • 0% Financing Availability – deferred financing plans
  • Non– Recourse – Eliminates complex reconciliation issues

Mr. Starr commented, “I am excited to start a new challenge with Aquina / CURAE Finance and look forward to working with the team to further develop their already extensive solutions. I am fortunate to be joining such a respected company that prides itself on top quality service for the healthcare community.”

“We’re very fortunate to find someone of Mark’s caliber to fill this role.” Chris Stenglein, CEO of Aquina stated.  “Over the last few years, the healthcare marketplace has seen a rapid evolution of the patient’s financial responsibility for their medical treatment. Medical practices are in need of solutions for their patients to finance these rising costs. With Mark onboard, Aquina is now uniquely positioned to solve this critical need as we roll out new finance programs to help bring payment flexibility to all healthcare consumers.”

About Aquina
Aquina is the only technology company with healthcare payment solutions that are simple, trusted, and complete. We believe the revenue cycle model in healthcare is fundamentally broken, and we exist to empower healthcare providers to serve more patients. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with offices throughout the country, Aquina works with clients across the United States.