SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

March 10, 2011 06:00 ET

Mitchell International Implements XML Partner Bridge With Healthcare Solutions

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Network Partnership Supports the Ability to Retrospectively Flag Unscheduled Bills to Obtain Contracted Discounts

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2011) - Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of information, workflow and performance management solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced that the SmartAdvisor™ XML Partner Bridge is now available throughout Healthcare Solutions' DME provider network. Healthcare Solutions is a leading provider network specializing in the provision of durable medical equipment (DME) to the workers' compensation industry. The SmartAdvisor XML Partner Bridge gives medical bill review organizations the power to conduct network contract repricing to achieve a very efficient process that enhances overall program results. The creation of a SmartAdvisor XML Partner Bridge provides insurance payers with new opportunities for containing costs and improving claims settlement by retrospectively flagging unscheduled medical bills to obtain the contracted discount.

"Mitchell is committed to simplifying and optimizing complex claims and business environments by partnering with best-in-class firms like Healthcare Solutions," said Nina Smith-Garmon, senior vice president and general manager of the Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions Division. "With Healthcare Solutions, Mitchell clients leverage advanced claims technology solutions such as the SmartAdvisor XML Partner Bridge to reduce medical claims turnaround time while adding savings and improving claims outcomes."

Tom Shivers, executive vice president of Healthcare Solutions workers' compensation services, said, "Healthcare Solutions is pleased to partner with Mitchell and offer our DME healthcare services through our specialty network. We are similarly committed to driving operational efficiencies and cost containment into our clients' claims operations."

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 Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Healthcare Solutions, Inc. is the parent company of Cypress Care and Procura Management. Through its affiliated companies, Healthcare Solutions serves as a health service company delivering integrated solutions to the property and casualty markets, specializing in workers' compensation and auto liability/PIP. The company's customers include insurance carriers, third party administrators (TPAs), managed care organizations (MCOs), government agencies and self-insured employers. Utilizing market-leading technology, Healthcare Solutions delivers demonstrated benefits and savings complemented by deep industry expertise. For more information, please visit www.healthcaresolutions.com

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/workerscomp.