SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

December 20, 2010 08:00 ET

Mitchell International and Coventry Workers' Comp Services Announce Expanded Relationship

Leading Medical Bill Review Software & Services Provider and Best-in-Class Provider Network Extend Relationship to Enable More Efficient, Timely, Cost Effective and Service Sensitive Claims Handling

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - December 20, 2010) - Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of information, workflow and performance management solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, and Coventry Workers' Comp Services, Inc., a division of Coventry Health Care, Inc., today announced the execution of a multi-year contract extension. This contract extension enables Mitchell to offer its customers access to Coventry's robust, national provider network via its flagship medical bill review solutions: DecisionPoint® for 1st and 3rd party liability claims handlers and SmartAdvisor for workers' compensation claims payors.

"Coventry's national coverage is a great benefit to our customers," states Alex Sun, president and chief executive officer, Mitchell International. "Our strategic relationship with them reinforces Mitchell's commitment to working with industry leading providers of cost and care management solutions for property and casualty insurance carriers. This strategic relationship gives insurance carriers an enhanced ability to provide their insureds access to high quality, reasonably priced medical care."

Use of the Coventry Integrated Networksm of more than 600,000 providers, coupled with the operational efficiencies gained from the DecisionPoint® and SmartAdvisor medical bill review platforms, will ensure that policyholders obtain care from quality, outcomes oriented providers and medical benefits are preserved in the process.

"Coventry is pleased to expand our relationship with Mitchell both in terms of workers' comp and auto medical care," comments Bruce Singleton, Coventry's vice president, provider network product management. "We have joined forces at a time when controlling medical costs and delivering quality care to injured patients could not be more significant."

Additional value for Mitchell customers includes an enhanced ability for insurers while simultaneously accessing a fully integrated and modern medical bill review technology solution that is compliant with standard HIPAA and ANSI X12 data transmission requirements.

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 Coventry Workers' Comp Services

Coventry Workers' Comp Services, a division of Coventry Health Care, Inc., is the leading provider of cost and care management solutions for property and casualty insurance carriers, (workers' compensation and auto insurers), third-party administrators and self-insured employers. We design best-in-class products and services to help our partners restore the health and productivity of injured workers and insureds as quickly and as cost effectively as possible. We accomplish this by developing and maintaining consultative, trusting partnerships with our clients and stakeholders, built on a foundation of innovative and customized solutions that support the claims management process. Go to www.coventryautosolutions.com for more information.