SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

August 29, 2011 08:00 ET

Mitchell International Implements XML Bridge With PMSI

Durable Medical Equipment Recovery Bridge Optimizes Workers' Compensation Claims Cost Containment

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2011) - Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced that the SmartAdvisor™ XML Partner Bridge is now available to process bills through PMSI Inc.'s durable medical equipment (DME) provider network and Retrospective Re-Pricing program. PMSI is a leading provider of Home Health and DME services for injured workers, offering a proprietary network of over 6,500 provider locations across all 50 states.

The SmartAdvisor XML Partner Bridge empowers insurance payers to retrospectively obtain in-network contract repricing for DME and other specialty medical services to contain costs and optimize claims settlement outcomes. "Mitchell strives to simplify complex business environments by offering a robust breadth of solutions supported by a unified delivery platform. By partnering with best-of-breed solutions providers like PMSI, we offer our clients advanced claims handling technology such as the SmartAdvisor XML Partner Bridge to reduce medical claims turnaround time while adding savings and improving claims outcomes," said Nina Smith-Garmon, senior vice president and general manager of the Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions Division.

Pat Sullivan, division president of PMSI, said, "PMSI is pleased to partner with Mitchell to offer clients additional cost savings and control over their workers' compensation claims expenses with our vendor compliance and retrospective re-pricing programs. In combination with these programs, our clinically based utilization controls and evidence-based guidelines carefully monitor appropriateness and progression of care, creating a comprehensive cost containment approach."

The SmartAdvisor Partner Bridge gives medical bill review organizations the power to conduct efficient contract repricing and enhanced savings audits. Bill review turnaround time is reduced, giving payers visibility into performance and process benchmarks using only the most current, accurate provider contracts and repricing data. Built on standard XML file formats, the Partner Bridge enables users to obtain the latest repricing data from networks, negotiation partners, specialty reviewers and other specialty services.

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. 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 1-800-421-6705 to schedule a demo of the SmartAdvisor bill review system.

About PMSI
Founded in 1976, PMSI is a leader in developing solutions to control the growth of medical costs in workers' compensation. As one of the nation's largest and most experienced companies focused solely on workers' compensation, we deliver proven solutions for cost containment across the claims lifecycle. PMSI's Pharmacy, Medical Services and Equipment, and Settlement Solutions products deliver quantifiable results and improve the quality of care for injured workers. We provide our customers with the innovation, focus, expertise, analytics and technology needed to successfully deliver workers' compensation benefits. For more information, visit www.pmsionline.com or call 877.ASK.PMSI.

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.

About Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions Division
Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions (WCS), a division of Mitchell International, is a market 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/workerscomp.