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COMPALLIANCE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES MID-CYCLE URAC MONITORING REVIEW
Kansas City, MO, April 13, 2017 - CompAlliance completed a mid‐cycle monitoring review related to our URAC Case Management Accreditation on April 11, 2017. We received notification on Wednesday April 12, 2017 that our organization was considered compliant with the URAC mandatory standards for Case Management as of the date of the review. In their notification, they documented:

“It is a hallmark of a quality organization to maintain URAC accreditation requirements. Thank you for choosing URAC as your accrediting organization.”

CompAlliance remains a supporter of the need for URAC accreditation for companies performing Case Management in the Workers' Compensation arena. URAC accreditation ensures standards of nursing and rehabilitation practice, current and updated case management practices, and that evidence based approaches are integrated into a company's policies and procedures. It provides the tools and guidance to implement and integrate these initiatives into the case management product.

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GSG ASSOCIATES JOINS COMPALLIANCE TO FORM NATIONAL WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FIRM
Kansas City, MO and Pasadena, CA, April 10, 2017 – CompAlliance, LLC, a Kansas City-based provider of Workers’ Compensation services, including Case Management, Bill Review, Provider Network Management, along with other ancillary services has agreed to acquire GSG Associates, Inc. as part of both companies’ strategies to create a national provider of outcome-driven Workers’ Compensation services.

GSG brings 23 years of experience providing Workers’ Compensation medical and disability management, Utilization Management, Medical Legal consulting, and Early Intervention services, along with a reputation for achieving efficiencies for employers through a patient advocacy model. CompAlliance has been a provider of a host of Workers’ Compensation services since 1993, including Nurse Case Management, Vocational Case Management, Physician Network Development, 24 Hour Injury Reporting and Triage, Alternative Transitional Duty, Bill Review, and Durable Medical Equipment. The merger of these two companies allows GSG to offer a host of additional services to their clients, as well as the resources to expand nationally. It also provides CompAlliance additional expertise in telephonic case management, and allows CompAlliance to offer Utilization Management services from one of California’s most respected Utilization Management firms. 

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COBALT VENTURES ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF ADVOCATE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
Kansas City, MO and Pasadena, CA, April 10, 2017 – Cobalt Ventures, LLC, the for-profit holding company for subsidiaries of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, announced that it has acquired Advocate Technology Solutions (ATS), a provider of software solutions for Case Managers and Medical Professionals, with an emphasis on Worker’s Compensation Medical and Disability Management.  The ATS Virtual Case Management System (VCMS) is a fully integrated software package that supports both Utilization Review (UR) and Case Management (CM) functions.

ATS utilized a team of clinicians and professionals with over 80 years of combined experience in Utilization Review and Case Management to develop the VCMS software package, which was originally designed as a proprietary solution for GSG Associates, Inc., a URAC accredited Nurse Case Management and Utilization Management company.  VCMS is a web-based application that facilitates and streamlines the process of performing Utilization Review and Case Management functions, as well as providing an extensive database to measure outcomes and provider performance. The resulting application provided support for the entire workflow, as well as automating many time-consuming administrative duties, and perhaps most importantly became an invaluable repository of workers’ compensation data.

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IMPORTANT NEWS FOR MINNESOTA W/C INSURERS AND EMPLOYERS!
Kansas City, MO, May 1, 2016 - CompAlliance is pleased to announce a new service offering, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, in the State of Minnesota under our new branch affiliate name of CompAllianceQRC.

CompAlliance understands the difficulty of navigating through the intricacies of the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation system. In our commitment to provide you with the best services possible, CompAlliance Managed Care Services, has added to our expert team a Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant (QRC), John Veith, MS, BA, CRC, QRC. 

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COBALT VENTURES ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF MEDVAL
MEDVAL joins the expanding CompAlliance brand.

Kansas City, MO, April 14, 2016– Cobalt Ventures, LLC, the for-profit holding company for subsidiaries of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City, announced that it has acquired MEDVAL, an innovative provider of industry leading Medicare Secondary Payer (“MSP”) compliance services to the workers’ compensation and liability insurance markets.

MEDVAL was the first firm in the nation to offer a fully-integrated, single source solution for the Medicare Set-Aside process from the initial Medicare Set-Aside evaluation to the administration of the MSA funds. MEDVAL’s team of professionals combines workers’ compensation, Medicare and claims adjusting experience with the legal and medical practice knowledge to provide a level of MSP compliance expertise unequaled in the industry.

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