San Diego-based Mitchell International, a provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the property and casualty insurance and collision repair industries, announced it completed the acquisition of Medical Consultants Network, a provider of independent medical exam services.
Medical Consultants Network is headquartered in Seattle. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
According to Mitchell, it will now have the opportunity to integrate its bill review systems with a leading national independent medical exam (IME) provider to improve the end-user experience and simplify the IME and peer review process for claims professionals. The combined Mitchell and MCN’s solutions will leverage extensive claims datasets and analytics to develop decision support and risk scores to aid in the identification of claims in which an IME or peer review may be appropriate.
Mitchell said it’s gaining access to an extensive national panel and network of providers – nearly 13,000 physicians with over 17,800 provider specialty-jurisdiction combinations to perform IMEs and additional review services for the auto and workers’ compensation industries, adding expertise to support Mitchell’s customer base of employers, insurance companies, state funds, third party administrators and managed care organizations.
Additionally, Mitchell plans to leverage its clinical expertise to help claims professionals identify what important medical review issues to address in the examination process, the company said.