SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – November 1, 2010) – Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of information, workflow and performance management solutions to the Property & Casualty (P&C) claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced that the SmartAdvisor™ Partner Bridge is now available throughout MedRisk, Inc.’s network of physical medicine management services. MedRisk is a leading provider of claims and medical management services for the workers’ compensation industry. Mitchell Workers’ Compensation Solutions’ SmartAdvisor Partner Bridge gives medical bill review organizations the power to conduct instant network contract repricing and enhanced savings audits. The creation of the SmartAdvisor-MedRisk Partner Bridge coupled with the operational efficiencies gained from the SmartAdvisor medical bill review platform provides insurance payers with new opportunities for containing costs and improving claims settlement.
“Mitchell Workers’ Compensation Solutions is continuously striking strategic partnerships in order to offer our customers the technology innovations that further empower the SmartAdvisor medical bill review platform,” said Nina Smith-Garmon, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Mitchell Workers’ Compensation Solutions Division. “MedRisk shares our goal of streamlining medical claims operations and improving cost containment for insurance payers and others in the workers’ compensation marketplace.”
“We are delighted to be Mitchell’s preferred partner for physical medicine services,” said Shelley Boyce, Chief Executive Officer of MedRisk, Inc. “More than 20% of workers’ comp medical payments involve physical medicine, making it a significant driver of rising medical costs. Joining the SmartAdvisor Partner Bridge enables us to bring Mitchell clients the industry’s leading evidence-based medical management program that will reduce physical medicine costs, improve outcomes and deliver faster turn-around-time on physical medicine bills.”
Mitchell 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. Available through licensed or software-as-a service model, 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 Mitchell Workers’ Compensation Solutions directly at 1-800-421-6705 to schedule a demo of the SmartAdvisor bill review system.
Founded in 1994 and based in King of Prussia, Pa., MedRisk, Inc. is a Deloitte “Technology Fast 50” company in the Greater Philadelphia area. The company provides specialty managed care services along with claims workflow management tools to the workers’ compensation industry. With a demonstrated core competency in physical medicine management, MedRisk has leveraged its technological expertise and evidence-based research to provide a growing list of products and services to its client community including document management, best-practice claim-workflow automation, specialty network services, network integration and data analytics. MedRisk’s programs deliver savings and operational efficiencies that are significantly greater than traditional programs. Customers include insurance carriers, self-insured employers, third-party administrators, state funds and general managed care workers’ compensation companies. More information is available at www.medrisknet.com or by calling 1-800-225-9675.
About Mitchell Workers’ Compensation Solutions
Mitchell Workers’ Compensation Solutions (WCS) is a 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, along with extended specialty pricing and PPO network partners, compliance expertise, and sophisticated managed care capabilities to help them minimize claim severity, improve medical cost savings and meet stringent workers’ compensation industry standards. Mitchell WCS is a division of Mitchell International. For more information, please visit www.mitchell.com/smartadvisor.
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.