SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

November 16, 2009 08:00 ET

Mitchell International Announces SmartAdvisor™ Real Time Partner Bridge

New Industry Standard Empowers Carriers With an Instant PPO Repricing and Enhanced Savings Audit Solution That Continuously Improves the Workers' Compensation Medical Claims Process

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of information, workflow and performance management solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced the availability of the SmartAdvisor™ Real Time Partner Bridge, which allows medical bill review organizations to conduct instant Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) repricing and enhanced savings audits using real-time access to the industry's most complete and up-to-date medical billing compliance application.

SmartAdvisor is a leading medical claim cost containment solution that helps workers' compensation claims payers evaluate and settle their claims faster and more accurately. The SmartAdvisor team will be on hand for one-on-one demonstrations of the SmartAdvisor software suite and its applications at the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Expo, booth #111, at the McCormick Place in Chicago. November 18-20.

"The SmartAdvisor Real Time Partner Bridge reduces bill review turnaround time by an average of three days compared to conventional Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)," said Nina Smith, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Mitchell International SmartAdvisor Solutions Division. "The Real Time Partner Bridge gives our customers a true strategic advantage in a time when the workers' compensation marketplace is experiencing significant challenges, such as increased indemnity and medical costs while premiums decline."

The Real Time Partner Bridge is built on standard XML file formats and leverages Software-on-Demand technology, so that users can instantly obtain the latest repricing data from PPOs, negotiation partners, specialty reviewers, and other specialty networks. In direct contrast to the traditional pend and transmit approach to information exchange in the workers' compensation marketplace, the Real Time Partner Bridge gives payers instantaneous visibility into performance and process benchmarks using only the most current, accurate PPO contracts and repricing data. Mitchell can in most cases implement the standard Real Time Partner Bridge in under 30 days, compared to the 90-100 days needed for EDI installations.

"The Real Time Partner Bridge is a significant technology development in the workers' compensation bill review marketplace, delivering huge process improvements by reducing turnaround time and ensuring accuracy by using only the most current PPO contracts and repricing data. This will likely become an industry standard based on its ability to allow customers to realize substantial operational efficiencies," said Brian Sharp, CEO of Prime Health Services, which has been using the Real Time Partner Bridge with SmartAdvisor for the past six months.

SmartAdvisor is a comprehensive bill review solution for workers' compensation that leads the industry in its unique combination of performance software, client services, and best-in-class partnerships. SmartAdvisor's unique capabilities include customizable workflow modeling, Capstone® business decision rules engine, SmartReports™ data analytics and reporting tools, Claims Examiner Portal for fast, secured, real-time access to bill data, and a proven technology platform that delivers on average 50-70% straight-through processing for improved efficiencies and lower costs.

Please visit for more information or contact Mitchell SmartAdvisor Solutions directly at 1-800-421-6705 to schedule a demo of the SmartAdvisor bill review system. Visit us as well at Booth #111 at the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Expo being held from November 18-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

About Mitchell International, Inc.

Mitchell International ( is a leading provider of information and workflow solutions to the Property & Casualty Insurance Claims and Automotive Collision Repair industries. The company's comprehensive solution portfolio streamlines the entire auto physical damage, bodily injury and workers compensation claims processes. Mitchell enables millions of electronic transactions between more than 30,000 business partners each month to enhance partner productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction.