Mitchell Partners Bridge With Universal SmartComp on WC Software

Mitchell, a provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the P&C claims industry, announces that the SmartAdvisor Partner Bridge is now available throughout Universal SmartComp's physical medicine network.

SmartComp is a physical medicine services company in the workers’ compensation field. 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 allows 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," says 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," says Ken Hannigan, president and COO, 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 overutilization, treatment duration and expedite employees' return to work."

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

SmartAdvisor is a bill review solution for workers' compensation that contains a combination of performance software, client services and partnerships. SmartAdvisor's capabilities include customizable workflow modeling, a business decision rules engine, data analytics and reporting tools, and Claims Examiner Portal for access to bill data.

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