SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 21, 2011) - 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 Align Networks, Inc. Align is a leading provider of workers' compensation physical medicine management programs through its nationwide provider network. Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions' SmartAdvisor Partner Bridge gives medical bill review organizations the tools and technologies to conduct instant network contract repricing and enhanced savings audits. The SmartAdvisor-Align Partner Bridge empowers insurance payers to obtain significant cost containment while improving patient outcomes by bringing together best-of-breed partners to leverage the operational efficiencies available from the SmartAdvisor medical bill review platform.

"Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions is pleased to partner with Align Networks, an innovator sharing our commitment to simplifying and optimizing claims processing in order to contain costs and improve the customer experience," said Nina Smith-Garmon, senior vice president and general manager of the Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions Division. "The SmartAdvisor medical bill review platform is continuously adding capabilities in order to reduce medical claims turnaround time while adding savings and improving claims outcomes, and we welcome Align to the Mitchell family of claims solutions."

"We are pleased to be part of the SmartAdvisor Partner Bridge, and look forward to joining forces with Mitchell, a company with a similar focus on serving all workers' compensation constituents -- insurance carriers and third-party administrators, injured workers, and therapy providers -- with the goal of delivering industry-leading cost savings, clinically-driven superior patient outcomes, and streamlined administrative processes," said Tad Grattan, senior vice president, Align Networks.

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 leads the industry in its unique combination of performance software, client services and best-in-class partnerships. 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 for more information or contact 1-800-421-6705 to schedule a demo of the SmartAdvisor bill review system.

About Align Networks
Align Networks manages a specialized workers' compensation provider network of outpatient rehabilitation facilities throughout the United States. The company partners with its customers to expedite scheduling and treatment of injured workers, while providing significant cost savings relative to direct-to-provider contracting and ensuring appropriate usage through its proprietary utilization management system. Founded in 2006, Align is headquartered in Jacksonville Florida. For further information, please see:

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

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 WCS's SmartAdvisor™ medical bill review solution, the SmartAdvisor Software Suite, to improve their medical cost savings results. For more information, please visit