SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

November 19, 2013 08:00 ET

Mitchell, Acrometis Form Strategic Partnership to Provide Electronic Referrals

SAN DIEGO, CA and MALVERN, PA--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2013) - Mitchell and Acrometis, technology leaders to the Insurance Industry, today announced a strategic alliance designed to provide Workers' Compensation and Auto Liability insurers with an industry leading electronic referral solution. Acrometis will provide Mitchell with enabling technology to deliver advanced referral capabilities in Claims Examiner Portal, the web-based portal within Mitchell SmartAdvisor™, an industry leading medical bill review solution for claims professionals.

"This strategic alliance brings together two industry leaders focused on delivering state of the art solutions in the insurance marketplace," said Nina Smith-Garmon, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions Division. "Our combined in-depth industry and technical expertise has resulted in a solution that meets claim payers and providers' critical needs in order to gain speed, expense control, productivity and efficiency in their claims processing operations."

Today's manual referral process is cumbersome and highly inefficient. Adjustors lack visibility and tracking of referral activities and must access multiple ancillary service web portals, further contributing to the inefficiencies. Through the new offering, adjusters have a central location for orders and unified reporting on provider and partner performance as well as program effectiveness.

Mitchell SmartAdvisor provides customers with comprehensive cost containment, compliance and business intelligence capabilities needed to advance the medical bill review process. Acrometis' CLAIMExpert provides payers of all types claim processing technologies focused on streamlining the Workers' Compensation claims process and significantly reducing expenses in Medical Loss and Loss Adjustment Expenses (LAE).

"Mitchell's SmartAdvisor offers the industry's leading, secure, accurate and efficient bill review and re-pricing solution for Workers' Compensation and Auto Liability medical injury claim payers of all sizes. We are excited to further expand the capabilities of SmartAdvisor with Acrometis' enabling technologies," said P. Kevin Kilroy, CEO of Acrometis. "Jointly our focus on empowering claims professionals while streamlining processes within the insurance industry results in significant operational benefits for the industry as a whole."

SmartAdvisor is a comprehensive bill review solution for workers' compensation that contains a unique combination of performance software, client services and best-in-class cost containment partnerships. Its distinctive capabilities include customizable workflow modeling; a robust business decision rules engine; 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 percent straight-through processing for improved efficiencies and lower costs.

Visit www.mitchell.com/smartadvisor for more information or contact 1-800-421-6705 to schedule a demo of the SmartAdvisor bill review system.

About Acrometis
Acrometis offers the most complete and automated claim processing platform designed specifically for the Workers' Compensation industry. Acrometis' CLAIMExpert® is a rules-based claim processing platform that deterministically routes claims documents and bills, allowing for meaningful changes to the claims processing environment that in turn leads to maximized cost savings, efficiency, and productivity gains over the lifecycle of a claim. For more information about Acrometis and the CLAIMExpert platform, please visit www.acrometis.com, its blog at http://wcinsights.com or call 855.282.1476.

About Mitchell
Mitchell is uniquely positioned to simplify, enhance and accelerate claims handling processes across the P&C industry through deep workflow solutions that include unparalleled access to data, advanced analytics and decision support tools. Our expert workflow and adjusting solutions advance the claims management process by enabling automotive physical damage, bodily injury and workers' compensation clients to process claims more accurately, consistently, and cost-effectively.

Mitchell's solutions provide an expert level of decision support and connectivity within the claims organization and with industry partners to achieve optimal outcomes. Mitchell's comprehensive solution portfolio and robust SaaS infrastructure enables tens of millions of electronic transactions to be processed each month for over 300 insurance companies, including the majority of the top 25 insurance carriers, and over 30,000 collision repair facilities. With an expanding global footprint, Mitchell products are currently utilized in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Mitchell is headquartered in San Diego, California, and has 2,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.mitchell.com.

About Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions Division
Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions (WCS), a division of Mitchell, is a leading provider of workers' compensation cost containment technologies and solutions. Insurance payers and other clients rely on Mitchell medical bill review solution, the SmartAdvisor™ Software Suite, to improve their medical cost savings results. For more information, please visit www.mitchell.com/workerscomp.