SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

February 11, 2013 08:00 ET

Mitchell Announces First-of-Its-Kind Analytics Program Detailing How Vehicle and Collision Impact Factors Drive Injury Outcomes and Treatment Patterns

New National Impact Injury Database Combines Vehicle, Collision and Injury Data for Advanced Claims Analysis, Data Mining and Tracking to Improve Claims Outcomes

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 11, 2013) - Mitchell, a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, announced today the initial results of their unique new data analysis program specifically focused on understanding the vehicle and collision factors that impact injury patterns in motor vehicle accidents. 

According to Keith Peterson, Ph.D., Vice President of Advanced Analytics and Consulting, "An early finding is that that low impact, rear point of impact claims generate 2 to 3 times the amount of medical services and last roughly 30% longer when they occur in Florida versus other states. And, these claims are characterized near exclusively by a pain management course of care versus traditional medical interventions." The findings both highlight the correlation between vehicle damage and the injuries likely in an accident -- but also quantify how an array of geographic and economic factors drives insurance claim outcomes. 

The ongoing program, led by Mitchell ClaimsLab™, a claims analytics unit of Mitchell, is made possible by the combination of data from across Mitchell's auto casualty, physical damage and workers compensation businesses, to create a unique analysis and research resource -- the National Impact Injury Database™. Launched in 2012, the database combines more than 87 million medical bill and estimate transactions from the past six years. It is one of the largest data resources of its kind covering the United States.

With access to these data, Dave Torrence, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Auto Casualty Solutions, said, "We are now able to apply scientific analysis and understand ways to manage the excessive cost of claims caused by fraud and buildup. We can also gain more insight into what kinds of claims warrant greater attention in the adjudication process." 

Mr. Torrence also revealed an aggressive roadmap for using the research program to enhance its core offerings and add value to insurance clients. He stated, "Over the course of 2013, we will be expanding our focus to develop a First Notice of Loss (FNOL) medical triage solution based on predictive scoring to improve claim risk identification and segmentation. Mitchell is uniquely placed to offer workflow solutions that enable rapid analysis, implementation, and ongoing measurement of expanded bill review and claims solutions."

About Mitchell
Mitchell empowers clients to achieve measurably better outcomes. Providing unparalleled breadth of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, Mitchell is uniquely able to simplify and accelerate the claims management and collision repair processes.

As a leading provider of Property & Casualty claims technology solutions, Mitchell processes over 50 million transactions annually for over 300 insurance companies/claims payers and over 30,000 collision repair facilities throughout North America. Founded in 1946, Mitchell is headquartered in San Diego, California, and has 1,700 employees. The company is privately owned primarily by the Aurora Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based investment group. For more information about Mitchell, visit www.mitchell.com.