SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

December 06, 2010 06:00 ET

Mitchell International and CoreChoice Execute Comprehensive Services Agreement

Leading Medical Bill Review Software & Services Provider Joins With the Nation's Fastest Growing "Super Specialty" Network to Provide Comprehensive Radiological Services to 1st and 3rd Party Claims Payors

SAN DIEGO, CA and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 6, 2010) - Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of information, workflow and performance management solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries and CoreChoice, the nation's fastest growing specialty network devoted entirely to radiological services today announced the execution of a multi-year contract. Claims professionals, via Mitchell DecisionPoint®, the leading medical bill management solution for 1st and 3rd party liability claims handlers, can now access the depth and breadth of the CoreChoice radiology network; which includes highly specialized services such as MRI (Open and Closed), Mammography, Sonogram, X-Ray, Nuclear Medicine services and CT, PET and Bone Scan services. This provides for an enhanced ability for insurers to ensure maximum value delivered to policyholders within their coverage limits via the benefits of pre-negotiated contract rates with CoreChoice facilities.

"CoreChoice is an established leader in the provision of a broad set of high quality radiological services," said Dave Torrence, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mitchell International. "Our relationship with CoreChoice is a natural and synergistic extension of the capabilities of both of our organizations to the benefit of our customers, who elect to implement CoreChoice, and -- most importantly -- to injured parties. We know and understand that specialized procedures, including radiological services are driving costs up nationally and we're excited about extending our capabilities in offering CoreChoice."

Mitchell is pleased to provide additional benefits for its customers through this new agreement with CoreChoice, including:

  • The service and quality of care results they demand in their claims handling organizations via the ability to provide injured parties -- including those who might not otherwise have convenient access to such an extensive range of top quality radiological services -- the benefit of more than 6,000 CoreChoice imaging centers throughout the nation, including Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico;
  • Maximum efficiency and productivity of claim handlers. DecisonPoint provides a "single source solution" enabling claims professionals to save time by reducing the use of a variety of disparate claims handling solutions as well as the high amounts of manual processing often required to access the benefits of specialty medical networks;
  • Elimination of billing negotiations as medical billings from CoreChoice facilities are quickly paid via pre-established contractual rates; and
  • A fully integrated and modern medical bill review technology solution that is compliant with standard HIPAA and ANSI X12 data transmission requirements.

Accessibility to CoreChoice networks via Mitchell's state-of-the-art bill review offerings provides CoreChoice network members significant expansion opportunities. "There is exponential growth in the use of radiological procedures in healthcare," said Steven F. Gass, Chief Executive Officer, CoreChoice. "CoreChoice is dedicated to providing injured parties the highest quality radiological services available and our Mitchell relationship offers us significant opportunities to expand our reach to assist injured parties to receive prompt, effective, proper and reasonably priced medical care."

About Mitchell DecisionPoint

Mitchell DecisionPoint® is the leading medical bill management solution for 1st and 3rd party liability claims handlers reviewing more than 13 million medical bills each year representing more than $11 billion in medical provider billed charges. DecisionPoint is in use by more than 40 top US property casualty insurers including 8 of the 10 largest automobile insurers representing more than 60 percent of direct written premium in the personal auto lines market.

About Mitchell International, Inc.

Mitchell International (Mitchell) is a leading provider of information and workflow solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Automotive Collision Repair industries. The company's comprehensive solution portfolio streamlines the entire auto physical damage, bodily injury and workers' compensation claims processes. Mitchell enables millions of electronic transactions between more than 30,000 business partners each month to enhance partner productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction. For more information please visit www.mitchell.com

About CoreChoice

CoreChoice combines the talents and expertise of medical, technology, and insurance industry professionals to provide a new level of radiology network service. Our philosophy is to provide the largest radiology specialty network in the United States with fair and equitable pricing as well as a prompt pay mechanism for our participating network facilities. For more information please visit www.corechoice.net.