SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

June 20, 2011 06:00 ET

Mitchell International Implements XML Partner Bridge With Rockport Healthcare Group

Mitchell's Workers' Compensation Solutions Adds Leading National Work-Related Injury and Illness Network to Add to Cost Savings Available From an Industry-Leading Medical Bill Review Platform

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 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 throughout Rockport Healthcare Group's provider network. Rockport provides one of the country's most comprehensive work-related injury and illness networks with over 550,000 healthcare providers located in 48 states. The SmartAdvisor XML Partner Bridge empowers medical bill review organizations to optimize network contract repricing in order to contain costs and improve claims settlement outcomes.

"Mitchell partners with best-in-class companies like Rockport Healthcare Group in order to simplify and optimize our clients' complex insurance claims systems," said Nina Smith-Garmon, senior vice president and general manager of the Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions Division. "Rockport offers an impressive provider network accompanied by a deep commitment to the value of early intervention as well as in-depth experience with return-to-work guidelines and industry-specific treatment protocols."

Smith-Garmon added, "With Rockport Healthcare Group, 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."

Mark Neer, senior vice president of Network Development for Rockport Healthcare Group, said, "Rockport is pleased to partner with Mitchell and offer our comprehensive national network of medical professionals focused specifically on work-related injuries and illnesses. We share a common commitment to drive 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 Rockport Healthcare Group
Rockport Healthcare Group (Rockport) manages a national preferred provider organization network of over 550,000 healthcare providers that serves the workers' compensation medical management sector with offices in Texas, Tennessee, Florida and Missouri. The company's single focus of specializing in workers' compensation has resulted in a network of medical providers who understand early intervention, return-to-work guidelines and other industry-specific treatment protocols. For more information about Rockport, visit www.rockporthealthcare.com.

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.