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Medical Mutual of Ohio Selects Altegra Health for Risk Adjustment and Member Engagement Support for Commercial Health Insurance Marketplace

MIAMI LAKES, Fla., Nov. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altegra Health Inc., a leading provider of business, technology and consulting solutions that improve healthcare organization performance, today announced that Medical Mutual of Ohio (MMO) has selected Altegra Health to help optimize risk analytics and reporting data. MMO has also decided to strategically enhance enrollee communications and engagement for the new Commercial health insurance marketplace through Altegra Health.

"Medical Mutual of Ohio is committed to providing our members with the most valuable services to enhance their quality of life. Altegra Health's technology platforms and analytics will make it easier for us to service the needs of our customers as we work to support quality, efficient and effective healthcare," said Wendy Payne, Director of Risk Adjustment Programs, Medical Mutual of Ohio.

Altegra Health's Risk Analytics & Reporting solutions provide a Web-based analytics and reporting platform that enables healthcare organizations to manage risk adjustment and financial performance. The company's Chart Retrieval & Coding solutions include coding and medical record recovery services supporting risk adjustment in the Commercial market. An addition, SMART ConnectTM, a multi-channel, interactive platform, focuses on strengthening relationships between healthcare organizations and their consumers through targeted and personalized engagement.

"We are very pleased to partner with Medical Mutual of Ohio in the commercial marketplace," said Kevin Barrett, President & CEO of Altegra Health. "By combining our risk adjustment, chart audit and coding, and member engagement solutions, health plans like MMO are able to simultaneously meet Affordable Care Act requirements, manage their data submission and risk analytics components, and gain a more fully-engaged relationship with their health plan enrollees. Our team is excited about serving as a trusted resource for MMO every step of the way."

About Medical Mutual of Ohio

Founded in 1934, Medical Mutual of Ohio is the oldest and largest health insurance company based in Ohio. For 80 years the company has served customers with high-quality, affordable group and personal health insurance plans, and third-party administrative services to self-insured group customers. As a mutual health insurance company, Medical Mutual is unique in that it operates for the benefit of its members. Unlike publicly-traded insurance companies that must maximize their financial return, Medical Mutual does not answer to stockholders or Wall Street analysts. Medical Mutual has been ranked "Highest in Member Satisfaction among Commercial Health Plans in Ohio" in the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Member Health Plan StudySM. For more information on Medical Mutual, visit the company's award-winning Web site at MedMutual.com.

About Altegra Health

Altegra Health is a leading provider of technology-enabled business and consulting services that enhance quality, strengthen compliance, and optimize financial performance for healthcare organizations. As a quality, care and revenue management solutions partner, Altegra Health empowers Medicare Advantage, Managed Medicaid, and Health Insurance Marketplace/Exchanges health plans to integrate key areas of financial performance and continuity of care while improving the quality of life of the individuals they serve. For more information, visit AltegraHealth.com.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Jeff Boone (480) 337-6605 jeff.boone@altegrahealth.comSource:Altegra Health