SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

December 07, 2010 08:00 ET

Mitchell International Closes Purchase of Ingenix Property & Casualty Medical Bill Review Business

Smooth Leadership and Technology Transition Ensures Successful Integration of Customer Medical Bill Review Operations Into SmartAdvisor™ Medical Bill Review Platform

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2010) - Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of information, workflow and performance management solutions to the Property & Casualty (P&C) claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced the successful close of its purchase of Ingenix's P&C medical bill review (MBR) business. The purchase places Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions (WCS) business and its SmartAdvisor™ medical bill review platform in a market leadership position, enabling the company to deliver to the insurance and managed care related industries advanced technology solutions with a proven track record of streamlining medical claims operations and improving cost containment.

"Since the intent to purchase the Ingenix MBR business was announced this October 20, Mitchell has experienced broad market acceptance and customer buy-in, the result of a carefully planned business and technology transition strategy that is being deployed within the context of Mitchell's stable position and long-term experience in the P&C marketplace," said Nina Smith-Garmon, senior vice president and general manager of the Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions Division.

Smith-Garmon added, "The positive feedback we have received at the recent National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo indicates that Ingenix P&C MBR customers anticipate a smooth, successful transition to Mitchell and the SmartAdvisor medical bill review technology platform. We will continue to enhance our solution for all our customers by adding to our already-extensive Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) networks and compliance expertise via strategic partnerships and acquisitions."

Mitchell SmartAdvisor is a comprehensive bill review solution for workers' compensation that leads the industry in its unique combination of performance software, client services, and best-in-class partnerships. Available through licensed or software-as-a service model, SmartAdvisor's unique capabilities include customizable workflow modeling, Capstone® 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% straight-through processing for improved efficiencies and lower costs. Visit www.mitchell.com/smartadvisor for more information or contact Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions directly at 1-800-421-6705 to schedule a demo of the SmartAdvisor bill review system.

About Mitchell International, Inc.
Mitchell International (www.mitchell.com) 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.

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