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July 13, 2011 10:07 ET

State of Wisconsin Selects Corticon's "No-Coding" Rules Engine for New Health Insurance Exchange System

Automating Business Rules Will Streamline Citizen Eligibility, Increase Productivity and Reduce Costs

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 13, 2011) - Corticon today announced that the State of Wisconsin has selected Corticon's "no-coding" rules engine for its new Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) system. Automating business rules with Corticon lets Wisconsin streamline citizen eligibility, increase productivity, and reduce costs. Unlike traditional systems that collect information and then determine eligibility later, Wisconsin's new system will determine eligibility upfront and then intelligently guide the information selection process, with little or no interaction with case workers.

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Although the national healthcare reform debate remains a matter of dispute, state governments have begun to organize toward receiving the billions of dollars that the federal government will allocate. Funding is provided to states to expand healthcare coverage with systems such as Health Insurance Exchange (HIX). HIX creates a marketplace for potential buyers of health insurance to meet sellers and to be guided through the eligibility process with maximum efficiency and minimal interaction with case workers. The PPACA fosters efficiency by recommending business rules engines as a key component of HIX systems.

The State of Wisconsin, considered exemplary for state governments nationwide as a pioneer in providing the best service for its citizens, has a strong reputation for selecting best-of-breed technology. Wisconsin received an early innovator grant as part of healthcare reform and, as one of the seven early adopters of HIX, chose Corticon through a rigorous selection process. Corticon best represented the type of agility that an HIX system requires, due to its patented "no-coding" technology and impact analysis features.

"Corticon enables state government organizations to automate the rules, regulations, and best practices that govern benefits determination, needs assessment and service delivery," said Dr. Mark Allen, CEO of Corticon. "Our rules engine is deployed in dozens of HHS solutions, empowering state business users, not just IT, to drive better, faster decisions."

About Corticon
Corticon enables organizations to make better, faster decisions by automating business rules. Corticon's patented "no-coding" rules engine is used by over 450 customers worldwide to automate their most sophisticated decision processes, reducing development and change cycles by 90 percent. Automated decision management with Corticon empowers organizations to improve productivity and customer service, and adapt quickly to changing market conditions. For more information, visit www.corticon.com.

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