SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

May 17, 2010 08:00 ET

Mitchell International's SmartAdvisor™ Implements Real Time Partner Bridge With Three Rivers Provider Network

Technology Enables Reduced Turnaround Time, More Savings and Improved Claims Outcomes

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) - 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™ Real Time Partner Bridge is now available throughout the Three Rivers Provider Network, delivering significant process improvements by reducing turnaround time, and ensuring accuracy by using only the most current Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) contracts and repricing data.

"SmartAdvisor is continually seeking to leverage the power of technology to save customers time and money," said Nina Smith, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Mitchell International SmartAdvisor Solutions Division. "By implementing the Real Time Partner Bridge with Three Rivers Provider Network, we are creating further opportunities for cost containment and improved claims settlement by reducing turnaround time."

The SmartAdvisor Real Time Partner Bridge gives medical bill review organizations the power to conduct instant PPO repricing and enhanced savings audits. Bill review turnaround time is reduced by an average of three days compared to conventional Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), giving payers instantaneous visibility into performance and process benchmarks using only the most current, accurate PPO contracts and repricing data. Built on standard XML file formats, the Real Time Partner Bridge leverages Software-on-Demand technology, so that users can instantly obtain the latest repricing data from PPOs, negotiation partners, specialty reviewers, and other specialty networks. Mitchell can in most cases implement the standard Real Time Partner Bridge in under 30 days, compared to the 90-100 days needed for EDI installations.

"Three Rivers Provider Network is pleased to adopt one of the medical bill review community's leading edge technologies. As the largest, fastest-growing directly contracted discount provider network in the country, we look forward to delivering the best in medical bill review savings instantly via the Mitchell SmartAdvisor Real Time Partner Bridge," said Todd Breeden, C.O.O., Three Rivers Provider Network.

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, SmartReports™ 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. In addition to being a leading workers' compensation solution, SmartAdvisor provides the same capabilities and benefits to the auto and general liability markets and is ideal for servicing all bodily injury lines in a single platform. Visit www.mitchell.com/smartadvisor for more information or contact Mitchell SmartAdvisor 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.