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Mitchell Creates Partner Bridge With Universal SmartComp

Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions Adds Leading Physical Medicine Claims Management Program to Medical Bill Review Platform to Contain Costs and Improve Patient Outcomes (March 26, 2012)

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/26/12 -- Mitchell, a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced that the SmartAdvisor™ Partner Bridge is now available throughout Universal SmartComp's physical medicine network. SmartComp is a leading national physical medicine services company in 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 SmartAdvisor-SmartComp Partner Bridge empowers insurance payers to substantially contain costs and improve patient outcomes by leveraging the operational efficiencies available from the Mitchell SmartAdvisor medical bill review platform.

"Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions welcomes SmartComp to the SmartAdvisor medical bill review platform, which partners with best-of-breed healthcare technology innovators to optimize claims processing solutions," said Nina Smith-Garmon, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions Division. "SmartComp is as committed as we are to streamlining medical claims operations and improving cost containment for insurance payers and others in the workers' compensation marketplace."

"SmartComp looks forward to helping Mitchell SmartAdvisor clients contain physical medicine claim costs," said Ken Hannigan, President and Chief Operating Officer, Universal SmartComp. "We share a common vision of reducing workers' compensation medical costs with technology solutions -- proprietary treatment benchmarks, quality providers and a pricing model specific to physical medicine -- proven to reduce over-utilization, treatment duration and to expedite employees' return to work."

The SmartAdvisor Partner Bridge gives medical bill review organizations the power to conduct efficient contract repricing and enhanced savings audits. Bill review turnaround time is reduced, giving payers visibility into performance and process benchmarks using only the most current, accurate provider contracts and repricing data. Built on standard XML file formats, the Partner Bridge enables users to obtain the latest repricing data from networks, negotiation partners, specialty reviewers and other specialty services.


SmartAdvisor is a comprehensive bill review solution for workers' compensation that contains a unique combination of performance software, client services and best-in-class partnerships. SmartAdvisor's distinctive capabilities include customizable workflow modeling, a robust 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 1-800-421-6705 to schedule a demo of the SmartAdvisor bill review system.

About SmartComp
Established in 2000 in Washington, PA, SmartComp, LLC is a leading national physical medicine services company in the workers compensation industry with network locations in all 50 states. SmartComp offers a true clinical solution to its clients that has helped reduce its clients' over-utilization, shorten the duration of care and decrease overall costs associated with physical medicine services. SmartComp has accomplished this by utilizing peer to peer communications, proprietary treatment benchmarks and a pricing model specific to physical medicine. For more information please visit www.universalsmartcomp.com or call 877-362-3391.

About Mitchell
Mitchell 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 Workers' Compensation Solutions Division
Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions (WCS), a division of Mitchell, is a leading provider of workers' compensation cost containment technologies and solutions. Insurance payers and other clients rely on Mitchell's medical bill review solution, the SmartAdvisor™ Software Suite, to improve their medical cost savings results. For more information, please visit www.mitchell.com/workerscomp.

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