SOURCE: Mitchell International

September 07, 2011 06:00 ET

Mitchell Launches ICD-10 Video Learning Series

Healthcare Coding Overhaul Requires Optimizing Medical Claims Technology for Peak Property & Casualty Insurance Business Performance

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 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 a series of educational videos on the topic of ICD-10 -- the International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision published by the World Health Organization -- is now available on its website. Each video focuses on a unique aspect of ICD-10's impact on the P&C claims industry, providing insight into important issues such as the current state of insurer readiness, recommended testing and measurement criteria, and the expected frequency of changes. The ICD-10 project is a radical overhaul of the diagnostic and procedural medical coding system mandated by the federal government for use in the healthcare industry in insurance processing, reimbursement, and statistical data gathering that insurers must implement by October 1, 2013.

"2013 will approach quickly, so P&C insurers need to start preparing now. If carriers aren't prepared, they will not be compliant with industry standards and will be unable to collect data from other healthcare industries or use PIP fee schedules," said Michele Hibbert-Iacobacci, Vice President, Information Management and Support for Mitchell's Auto Casualty Solutions division.

"Our ICD-10 video series is part of our strategy and mission to empower great claims outcomes by helping the healthcare and insurance industries to start preparing for this important industry change. Mitchell's claims processing expertise and role as a leading and trusted strategic technology partner to the P&C claims industry, as well as our passion for what we do, will help us ensure that our customers are ready to meet the ICD-10 challenge," added Hibbert-Iacobacci.

Mitchell's ICD-10 video series is designed to provide the insurance industry with the claims technologies needed to succeed in an ever-changing marketplace and may be viewed at www.mitchell.com/claims-management-software/medical-claims-processing/acs-videos.asp.

  • ICD-10: 5 Things You REALLY Need to Know (September 7, 2011)
  • ICD-10: 6 Things to Do Today (September 14, 2011)
  • ICD-10: 4 Cornerstones for Your Future (September 21, 2011)

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 Auto Casualty Solutions
The Mitchell Auto Casualty Solutions (ACS) division delivers solutions that help accelerate prompt, fair and effective liability claims handling with automated decision-making tools. By connecting people with technology and data, ACS delivers timely, intelligent and actionable insight to our clients so that they can handle 1st and 3rd party liability claims better. ACS offerings incorporate leading-edge technologies that empower our clients to handle claims more accurately, consistently, efficiently and cost-effectively enabling them to deliver outstanding claim service results.

For more than 20 years, ACS has delivered high-quality products and services to meet the evolving needs of our clients. With extensive industry experience and a track record of outstanding service delivery, ACS is uniquely positioned to deliver solutions that simplify and optimize your claims handling.