Jopari Offers Seamless Medical Bill Payment EDI State Reporting Solution for Workers' Compensation Claim Payers


Tech Leader in Electronic Bill and Payment Processing Extends Services to Meet Jurisdictional State Reporting Requirements

CONCORD, Calif., July 10 // -- Jopari Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of property and casualty Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment (EBPP) processing services, today announced new services for Medical EDI State reporting on behalf of claim payers using Jopari's medical bill and payment automation services. The new services are available in workers' compensation jurisdictions implementing mandatory medical bill payment reporting. California commences mandatory Medical Bill Payment EDI State reporting on Sept 22 of this year, while Texas will require EDI reporting of prior processed medical bills on or before September 1, 2006. EDI medical bill payment reporting is at the planning stage in ten additional states.

Offered in conjunction with Jopari's EBPP services, the new Medical EDI Medical Bill Payment State reporting service provides claim payers a streamlined, cost effective and easily implemented solution that incorporates IAIABC standardized data sets and EDI transaction specifications matching broad jurisdictional reporting requirements.

Stated Patrick Stack, CTO of Jopari Solutions: "Jopari's EDI reporting service is a logical extension of our company's automated bill and payment processing capability. Jopari captures complete bill and payment data elements which are then converted to a standardized format that meets IAIABC and jurisdictional EDI system requirements."

Public comments on WCIS EDI medical bill payment regulations in California focused on payer concerns around the cost of compliance. The California Workers' Compensation Institute (CWCI), the American Insurance Association and several Workers' Compensation payers expressed concerns about the economic impact of building compliant reporting solutions. Projected estimates of one time development costs for compliance ranged from $50,000 to $500,000. Jopari's Medical Bill Payment EDI State report submission service is specifically designed to allow payers to avoid these up front development costs by leveraging a competitive transaction based fee model.

Jopari's Medical Bill Payment EDI State reporting service also is available through Jopari's business partners, a group of leading claims management and bill review systems companies which have integrated Jopari's bill and payment processing technologies into their existing service offerings.

Jim Grim, Senior Vice President of Jopari commented that, "Jopari's data centric approach to electronic bill and payment processing provides a flexible data management tool that is easily adaptable to state reporting. For payers struggling with reporting, managing multiple bill review platforms or legacy claims management systems, Jopari provides an easy to implement cost effective solution."

ABOUT JOPARI SOLUTIONS, INC.
Jopari Solutions, Inc. is a leading technology company offering Business Process Outsource solutions for Electronic Bill Presentment & Payment (EBPP) processing. Jopari provides services to payer organizations including Auto and Workers Compensation insurance carriers, self insured employers, TPA's and Benefits Administrators. Jopari Solutions is SAS70 certified and is compliant with HIPAA Privacy and Security Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Privacy Act and State Worker's Compensation regulatory requirements. Jopari Solutions, Inc. is based in Concord, CA. www.jopari.com

CONTACT: John Roberts of Jopari Solutions, Inc., +1-925-459-5218, or press@jopari.com

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