SOURCE: A-Life Medical

September 17, 2007 06:00 ET

A-Life Medical Announces MedLearn Partnership

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2007) - A-Life Medical, Inc., the leading provider of Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology and enabling technologies for the healthcare industry, today announced that the company has formed a strategic partnership with Medical Learning, Inc. (MedLearn).

A-Life Medical and MedLearn chose to enter into a partnership based upon A-Life Medical's advanced LifeCode® technology, MedLearn's industry-leading knowledge and the superior market reputation of both organizations.

A-Life Medical's software products and services utilize LifeCode®, the industry's only technology combining patented NLP technology and Artificial Intelligence, to significantly increase coding and billing productivity and compliance. Offering computerized ICD-9 and CPT® coding, and the industry's first Windows®-based billing system, integrating document management, computerized coding, billing, collections, denials management and auditing, A-Life Medical is revolutionizing the way billing services and physician groups do business.

Based in St. Paul, MN, MedLearn offers numerous products and services, including publications, consulting services, customized learning and assessments, seminars and online testing and learning. MedLearn is known for delivering concise, relevant and actionable answers that billing companies and physician groups need to achieve consistent code assignments, clean claims and full regulatory compliance.

Under terms of the agreement, the companies will leverage their strengths into a tightly formed partnership, combining A-Life Medical's patented LifeCode® technology and MedLearn's expertise in medical coding. Together, the companies will offer value-oriented products that address consulting, certification programs, education programs and publications, coding and billing audits based upon A-Life Medical's patented LifeCode® technology and software applications.

"Our customers have consistently recognized the advanced capabilities of A-Life Medical technology, including our patented LifeCode® engine," says Tom Bang, President and CEO of A-Life Medical. "By partnering with MedLearn, we now offer our customers unique access to the nation's most respected authority on medical coding, compliance and reimbursement. Leveraging A-Life Medical's brand of LifeCode® technology and MedLearn's medical coding knowledge into an expanded portfolio of products and services enables our customers to be the most efficient, compliant and competitively positioned organizations in the market today."

Adds MedLearn founder and President Mike Rogge: "We believe this collaboration is unlike any other relationship in the healthcare industry today. Two companies, both leaders in their respective fields, give providers an unprecedented advantage in achieving their revenue and compliance objectives. We are excited that the deep knowledge and experience of MedLearn consulting experts can be deployed in such an innovative way."

About A-Life Medical, Inc.

A-Life Medical is the leading provider of Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology based solutions for the healthcare industry. A-Life Medical's products extract meaning from unstructured free text and automate tedious, complicated and labor intensive tasks. A-Life Medical's mission is to provide world-class solutions to streamline and computerize the code to collection process and to fundamentally advance the way the healthcare industry gathers, applies and reports on patient information. A-Life Medical is a private company headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information about A-Life Medical and its products, call 888.224.6300 or visit A-Life Medical's website at www.alifemedical.com.

About Medical Learning, Inc.

Since its founding in 1991, MedLearn (www.medlearn.com) has become one of the nation's most respected authorities on medical coding, compliance and reimbursement. MedLearn clients can choose from a variety of resources, including publications, consulting services, customized learning and assessments, seminars and online testing and learning. Content for each of these resources comes directly from MedLearn experts, professionals who have years, often decades, of real-world experience in the clinical and business office settings.

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