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Rising Medical Solutions to Provide NCCI Medical Data Call Services

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 General News J E 4
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CHICAGO, Jan. 6 Rising Medical Solutions, Inc. (Rising), aleading medical cost containment and care management organization, announcesthat the Company will provide Medical Data Call services for its clients whoare required to submit medical transaction data to the National Council onCompensation Insurance, Inc. (NCCI).

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The Medical Data Call will go into effect for all workers' compensationclaims, including medical-only claims, occurring in the applicable statesduring the third quarter of 2010 and will be due to NCCI by December 31, 2001.This reporting will be mandatory for eligible participants in 36 states.

With the continuing and dramatic escalation of medical costs facingworkers' compensation stakeholders, many state regulators and legislatorslooked for NCCI to provide analysis and pricing of their medical costcontainment solutions. NCCI recognized that more detailed medical data wasneeded to effectively measure the impact of future workers' compensationregulations and thus worked with its member states to implement the NCCIMedical Data Call.

To assist workers' compensation Payers in meeting the NCCI mandate, Risingis offering an outsourced solution to those clients who utilize the Company'sMedical Bill Review services. Currently, Rising gathers a majority of therequired NCCI data through its present operations and electronic integrationswith clients. The Company is now implementing processes to gather anyoutstanding data fields so that adherence to NCCI's Medical Data Call isachieved with minimal impact on Rising client operations and IT resources.

About NCCI

National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. (NCCI), based in BocaRaton, FL, manages the nation's largest database of workers' compensationinsurance information. NCCI analyzes industry trends, prepares workers'compensation insurance rate recommendations, determines the cost of proposedlegislation, and provides a variety of services and tools to maintain ahealthy workers' compensation system.

About Rising Medical Solutions, Inc.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Rising is a leading medical-financialsolutions organization that services the auto, workers' compensation, andliability markets. Through its comprehensive medical cost containment and caremanagement programs, Rising provides compelling business outcomes to clientsnationwide, including insurance carriers, self-insured employers, governmentorganizations, third party administrators, and attorneys.

Media Contact

For more information, contact Rachel Racz at rachel.racz@risingms.com /

877-747-4644, x5893.Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), clickappropriate link.Jason Beanshttp://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=73105Kimberly Morelandhttp://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=81148

SOURCE Rising Medical Solutions, Inc.
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