SOURCE: Market Pulse

June 22, 2005 08:30 ET

Market Pulse Breaking News Alert for Wednesday, June 22, 2005: EMED - Tesia-PCI Contracts With Medcom USA to Deliver 1,500 Point of Service Terminals to Existing Clientale; Tesia-PCI to Provide

EDI Processing for All Medcom USA Dental Point of Service Systems!

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ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 22, 2005 -- Market Pulse News Alert for this AM, Stocks to Watch are: MedCom USA, Inc. (OTC BB: EMED), Bravo! Foods International Corporation (OTC BB: BRVO), Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), and Catuity Inc. (NASDAQ: CTTY).

Investors need to be watching MedCom USA, Inc. (OTC BB: EMED) this AM! MedCom provides a full range of innovative, technology-based solutions to the healthcare industry which helps users to efficiently collect, utilize, analyze and disseminate data from payers, providers and patients. MedCom provides a terminal based service package and a compatible Web Portal add-on for physicians, clinics and hospitals and dentists. EMED just had excellent news out in a press release before today's opening bell announcing it has been contracted by Tesia-PCI, to upgrade 1,500 (POS) point of service devices throughout Pennsylvania and New York! This could be great news for investors!

MedCom USA, Inc. (OTC BB: EMED), a leading provider of HIPAA compliant transaction solutions, is pleased to announce it has been contracted by Tesia-PCI, a leader in the dental EDI clearinghouse industry to upgrade 1,500 (POS) point of service devices throughout Pennsylvania and New York. These units will be immediately upgraded to MedCom USA's Dental POS terminal, and will continue to deliver Tesia-PCI's offering of REAL TIME CLAIMS processing to select Tesia-PCI dental Payors, which include Met Life, Delta Dental of PA / NY / DC / MD / WV / DE, and the dental plans sponsored by Excellus Blue Cross & Blue Shield (New York).

Additionally, MedCom has strategically partnered with Tesia-PCI for the delivery of all MedCom USA dental claims received from the MedCom USA POS terminals, further expanding the value of REAL TIME to the entire dental industry nation-wide.

As part of the MedCom USA POS offering, dental clients will be able to perform additional transaction submissions to not only Tesia-PCI's current REAL TIME Payors, but to over 745+ dental insurance carriers nationwide. The joint efforts of software development enhancements as well as participation in marketing to dental insurance Payors and providers across the United States is slated to begin immediately, with many prominent regional and national Payors already expressing interest in the relationship.

Bill Williams, CEO and President of MedCom USA, stated, "Expanding our initiatives and direct relationships with the health insurance community while concurrently forming strategic partnerships to provide our current and future clientele a higher standard of service and functionality continues to be our focus as we evolve as an organization. The relationship with Tesia-PCI provides MedCom USA the ability to not only offer our dental provider clients a complete suite of transaction services, but also the opportunity to strategically partner with a proven leader in the dental industry who has made tremendous strides in a very short period of time. As the dental segment continues to develop, it is critical that we form mutually beneficial strategic partnerships where in combination we are able to provide the necessary comprehensive programs Insurance Payors are seeking regarding Electronic Data Processing for their providers."

Harvey Rock, Chairman/CEO of Tesia-PCI, added, "The implementation of the MedCom USA POS System to replace our aging POS technology, coupled with the rapidly expanding Payor connectivity of Tesia-PCI, will enable us to bring the benefits of real time claims processing to a greater segment of the dental community, resulting in greater efficiency and cost savings for everyone. We are excited about the opportunity of working with MedCom USA and the expansion of the client base of both organizations."

About MedCom USA, Inc.

MedCom USA, Inc. (EMED) provides innovative solutions for electronically processing HIPAA compliant transactions within the healthcare industry. MedCom USA provides a point of service terminal based transaction package and compatible Web Portal for medical and dental professionals as well as healthcare institutions. MedCom USA offers its clientele the ability to facilitate the following transactions: Real-time Patient Eligibility, Real-time Referral Certification, Real-time Claim Status, Real-time Pre-authorization, 100% Paperless Claims Processing and Submission to all United States based health plans and insurance carriers, Patient Easy Pay, Merchant Processing, Electronic Check Guarantee Service, and Accounts Receivable Financing.

About Tesia-PCI

Founded in 1991, Tesia Corporation was the first provider of REAL-TIME, auto adjudicated medical and dental claims in the ever expanding electronic data interchange (EDI) market. Tesia-PCI Corporation has continued to focus on offering an all payer, enhanced clearinghouse solution for the Dental market processing millions of claims per year, in addition to offering delivery and processing of eligibility, benefit verification, claim status and explanation of benefit (EOB) transactions. Tesia-PCI Corporation has direct connections with more than 15,000+ dentists nation-wide; offers an array of software, integration tools and processing capabilities for numerous formats; and maintains strategic relationships with a vast number of industry-leading payers and vendors.


MedCom USA and Tesia-PCI Corporation comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 that requires health providers and health plans to adopt standards for electronic administrative and financial transactions.

Stocks acting well as of late include: Bravo! Foods International Corporation (OTC BB: BRVO), Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), and Catuity Inc. (NASDAQ: CTTY).

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