Procura Announces Strategic Partnership With Mitchell International

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Procura Management, Inc., a provider of medical cost containment and managed care services to the workers’ compensation and automobile insurance industry, announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with Mitchell International, Inc., through its Mitchell Medical division, which provides medical bill review, workflow solutions and decision support tools to the majority of U.S. automotive insurance carriers. The partnership is enhanced by Cypress Care’s pharmacy and ancillary healthcare services offered through Procura’s network.

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Procura Management, Inc., a provider of medical cost containment and managed care services to the workers’ compensation and automobile insurance industry, announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with Mitchell International, Inc., through its Mitchell Medical division, which provides medical bill review, workflow solutions and decision support tools to the majority of U.S. automotive insurance carriers. The partnership is enhanced by Cypress Care’s pharmacy and ancillary healthcare services offered through Procura’s network.

Mitchell and Procura will provide automobile property & casualty carriers access to strong regional and national specialty provider networks that include physician, hospital, medical services, pharmacy and other ancillary healthcare services. In addition, Mitchell and Procura will develop an integrated end to end solution leveraging Mitchell’s Medical leading Decision Point® bill review application, its proprietary Claimant Treatment Guide, and Procura’s leading Pre-Certification program that meets the New Jersey regulatory needs as required by Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act (AICRA). This unique and fully integrated solution will allow policyholders access to high quality, cost effective programs through Procura’s network and services and allow Mitchell to extend its capabilities further into the medical cost containment arena, particularly New Jersey. The solution results in access to care for policyholders, review of medical expenses through increased utilization of network providers, and increased visibility to claims matching the criteria for medical services.

“The new partnership offers the premier single solution for claims management and network access for the automobile insurance industry,” said Joseph R. Fox, president and CEO of Procura. “This seamless and integrated solution includes claims management from the onset of injury to ensure the most comprehensive coverage. Our network solution, which includes Cypress Care’s pharmacy benefit management and ancillary health services programs, will provide the maximum depth of benefits that will be passed on to clients, as well as to the insured, in the form of extended services and care.”

According to Tom McCarthy, executive vice president of Mitchell International, “Mitchell and Procura have proven experience serving the needs of the auto insurance marketplace and this partnership will allow our customers and their policyholders to gain access to Procura’s market leading services in New Jersey and nationally to help ensure carriers manage their claims timely, accurately and fairly.”

About Procura Management
Procura Management (http://www.procura-inc.com) is an integrated disability management organization providing a comprehensive array of services to the workers' compensation, automobile and group health managed care markets. In existence since 1989, Procura has positioned itself to meet the challenges of the complex business of healthcare management by building an organization of experienced professionals dedicated to each client we serve.

About Mitchell Medical
The Mitchell Medical division within Mitchell International, Inc. (http://www.mitchell.com) provides the Insurance P&C market with a variety of technology, database and service solutions with one goal in mind –enable our clients to process their automotive medical claims in a timely, accurate and fair manner. Mitchell Medical has a 20 year track record of delivering high-quality products and services to auto insurance carriers, service providers and TPAs, allowing them to audit and evaluate first and third-party provider and hospital bills. Mitchell Medical currently serves many of the top automobile P&C companies. Mitchell International is a leading provider of information, workflow, and performance management solutions to the automotive insurance claims industry, serving carriers, collision repair facilities, and other commercial participants in the physical damage and auto-related medical claims markets.

About Cypress Care
Cypress Care (http://www.cypresscare.com) is a leader in the management of claims expense related to pharmacy and ancillary health service benefits for the workers’ compensation and auto liability markets. With powerful technology and industry expertise, the company has created a new standard in cost management and customer service. Cypress Care’s strategic objectives center around the delivery of products and services that address a broad spectrum of healthcare services that contribute significantly to the reduction of claims cost. The company’s customers include some of the nation’s largest private/governmental employers and insurance companies.

Contact:    
Colleen Seal
Procura Management
610.290.7248
colleen.seal @ procura-inc.com

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