SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

August 23, 2011 06:00 ET

Mitchell Auto Casualty Solutions and Prime Health Services Announce New Partnership

Leading P&C Claims Injury Management Solution and Premier National Voluntary Provider Network Join Together to Enable and Accelerate Expansion of access to High Quality, Lower Cost Medical Care for Injured Parties

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2011) - Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced a new partnership with Prime Health Services (Prime Health), a leading Voluntary Provider Network (VPN) organization.

This partnership provides Mitchell DecisionPoint® clients and injured parties the opportunity to realize significant savings and access to quality medical care through the use of Prime Health's leading VPN organization. Prime Health's network, coupled with the operational efficiencies gained from Mitchell DecisionPoint -- a leading medical bill management solution for 1st and 3rd party injury claims -- assists with full benefits capture on all eligible claims while enabling consistent, cost effective, service sensitive and efficient injury claims handling.

"The addition of Prime Health as a partner for our DecisionPoint medical bill management solution showcases our continuing commitment to provide high quality expansion of value offerings that help our clients achieve their claim service delivery goals while enabling them to better assist their injured party customers," states John Gilmartin, Vice President, Product Management & Operations, Auto Casualty Solutions, Mitchell International. "This new nationwide VPN partnership enables insurance carriers to offer injured parties access to high quality, reasonably priced medical care and the seamless integration with DecisionPoint accelerates prompt, effective and accurate injury claims handling."

"Our partnership with Mitchell DecisionPoint is a great opportunity to showcase the quantity and quality of providers in our network to leading P&C carriers and this exposure accelerates the process of other quality providers wishing to join our networks," said Bethany Sharp, Executive Vice President, Prime Health Services. "The real winners, of course, are injured parties as this partnership helps insurers to reduce monetary expenditure for medical management benefits without loss of benefit quality."

According to Dave Torrence, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Auto Casualty Solutions, Mitchell International, "Mitchell Auto Casualty Solutions is dedicated to providing software and service offerings that empower our clients to enhance injury claims handling efficiencies while improving both savings and claims service delivery. Mitchell and Prime Health share a passion for empowering our client's best claims performance while delivering superior health care delivery to injured parties -- this partnership is a key example of our unswerving dedication to this goal."

About Prime Health
Based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime Health) is a medical management company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Voluntary Provider Network ready for access with customizable solutions, as well as repricing offerings. Prime Health's VPNs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, and Auto Liability networks. Prime Health has over 700,000 providers and facilities nationwide forming the Prime Health National Delivery System. Prime Health offers their National Delivery System to the TPA, insurance carrier, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887.

About Mitchell Auto Casualty Solutions
The Mitchell Auto Casualty Solutions (ACS) division delivers solutions that help accelerate prompt, fair and effective liability claims handling with automated decision-making tools. By connecting people with technology and data, ACS delivers timely, intelligent and actionable insight to our clients so that they can handle 1st and 3rd party liability claims better. ACS offerings incorporate leading-edge technologies that empower our clients to handle claims more accurately, consistently, efficiently and cost-effectively enabling them to deliver outstanding claim service results.

For more than 20 years, ACS has delivered high-quality products and services to meet the evolving needs of our clients. With extensive industry experience and a track record of outstanding service delivery, ACS is uniquely positioned to deliver solutions that simplify and optimize your claims handling.

About Mitchell International, Inc.
Mitchell International, Inc. 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.