SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – September 21, 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™ Partner Bridge is now available throughout One Call Medical’s (OCM) provider network. OCM is the leading Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) specializing in diagnostic testing and specialty claims services to the workers’ compensation industry. The SmartAdvisor Partner Bridge gives medical bill review organizations the power to conduct instant network contract repricing and enhanced savings audits. The creation of a SmartAdvisor-OCM 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.
“SmartAdvisor’s Partner Bridge with One Call Medical demonstrates our commitment to continuously partner with best-in-class firms in an effort to reduce turnaround time, add savings and improve claims outcomes,” said Nina Smith, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Mitchell International SmartAdvisor Solutions Division.
“One Call Medical shares Mitchell SmartAdvisor’s goal of helping insurers reduce turnaround time and ensure claims accuracy for optimized medical claim management,” said Don Duford, President One Call Medical, Inc. “We are pleased to offer our services as the largest, most experienced provider of advanced radiology and neurodiagnostic testing services for workers’ compensation and look forward to a productive partnership.”
The SmartAdvisor 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 Partner Bridge enables users to obtain the latest repricing data from PPOs, negotiation partners, specialty reviewers, and other specialty networks. Mitchell can in most cases implement the standard XML Partner Bridge in under 30 days, compared to the 90-100 days needed for EDI installations.
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 One Call Medical, Inc.
One Call Medical, Inc. (OCM) is the leading provider of diagnostic testing and specialty claims services to the workers’ compensation industry. OCM offers a nationwide diagnostic specialty network of fully credentialed high quality facilities and reduced costs for radiology and neurodiagnostic services. One Call Medical’s network includes coverage in all major metropolitan areas across all 50 states. OCM customers realize significant cost savings, receive exceptional scheduling and medical report turnaround services and are confident in knowing that their patients obtain the best quality diagnostic testing in credentialed facilities. OCM recently added STOPS to its organization to offer transportation, interpretation, and other specialty claims services to the workers’ compensation marketplace. More information about One Call Medical can be found at www.onecallmedical.com.
About Mitchell SmartAdvisor Solutions
A division of Mitchell International, Mitchell SmartAdvisor Solutions is a leading provider of workers compensation bill review solutions. 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. Visit www.mitchell.com/smartadvisor for more information.
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.