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Former Attorney General Joins Accelify's California Board of Advisors

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 Corporate News J E 4
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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelify is proud to announce that former Indiana Attorney General Jeff Modisett, currently a partner at Bryan Cave in Los Angeles, is the latest leader to join Accelify's California Board of Advisors.

Modisett was elected as attorney general in 1996, and prior to that as the county prosecuting attorney in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He has worked as an independent consultant specializing in state and federal government relations; co-CEO of TechNet (a high-tech policy group); deputy CEO and general counsel of the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles; and executive assistant to former Indiana Governor, Evan Bayh.  Modisett joins former Assembly member Marilyn Brewer who joined Accelify's California Board of Advisors last month.

After moving to Los Angeles, Modisett was named one of Southern California's "Superlawyers" by Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics from 2006-2010.  In 2009, he was also named one of the top 100 lawyers in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Jeff Modisett is a highly respected leader in the legal community in California and nationally. He serves as a legal advisor to Fortune 500 companies on a number of issues, and currently specializes in resolving complex legal problems prior to litigation, and in advising clients on positive alternative approaches to the state attorneys general as a method of resolving issues.

Modisett is best known for leading and assisting in the resolution of complex issues and litigation for clients such as Anthem, GlaxoSmithKline, Merlin Entertainments Group, Oracle and Sempra Energy.  As attorney general he became actively involved in two national efforts: the states' legal battle against the country's top cigarette manufacturers, and the investigation of the sweepstakes industry.  He was a member of the 1997 states' negotiating team that reached a preliminary settlement with the tobacco industry that called for landmark changes in the way cigarettes are marketed.  He was also chairman of the 1998 Allocation Committee that was responsible for devising a formula for distributing the $205 billion settlement to each of the states and territories. 

"Jeff's expertise and point of view clearly strengthens our California Board of Advisors, and we are honored that he recognizes our ability to assist school districts navigate the complexities of claiming Medicaid/Medi-Cal reimbursements," said Alex Brecher, COO of Accelify. "Accelify is committed to improving the lives of children and bringing value-added programs to school districts, and Jeff has a unique perspective from his experience in government and the private sector that will help us achieve those goals."

Faced with increasing budgetary constraints, school executives are looking to pursue all possible reimbursements for expenses incurred serving their special needs students. Accelify works with school districts and education agencies in California and across the nation to simplify the claiming process and ensure that schools receive their full shares of Medi-Cal reimbursement revenues.  

Even though districts are entitled to Medi-Cal reimbursements, this federal program is a widely untapped funding source, with many districts claiming just 1/3 to 1/2 of their available reimbursements. The recently passed national health care legislation is expected to increase the number of Medicaid/Medi-Cal-eligible students by about 27%. This provides districts with an even greater opportunity to increase their federal reimbursement revenue at a time when state and local funding is in crisis.

"I look forward to working with Accelify as the company continues to help school districts recoup these essential federal funds.   Accelify has a wonderful reputation throughout the education community for its deep knowledge and accuracy in preparing and submitting school-based Medicaid/Medi-Cal claims," said Modisett.

Accelify is currently working with a number of districts in California including Sweetwater Union High School District, the largest high school district in the country. In the first quarter of effort Accelify increased participation by more than 25% while reducing the district's personnel's workload significantly. Accelify is also working with Green Dot Public Schools in Los Angeles to provide products and services for its Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA) program. In the first quarter of service Accelify was able to ensure more than 90% participation.  More recently, Accelify was selected by Travis Unified School District and has increased its MAA participation to 100%.

About Accelify, LLC:

Accelify is one of the largest and fastest growing school-based Medicaid/Medi-Cal billing agents in the country, currently serving school districts in eight states with hundreds of thousands of special education students. The company has offices in seven states and is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. Accelify is endorsed by numerous state school board associations and other educational associations for its people, technologies, processes and training. Accelify (and its predecessor companies) has been serving school districts since the 1990s.

SOURCE Accelify, LLC

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