LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla., Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from Care Bridge International, Inc. and Medical Settlement Advantage, LLC announced this week that the two companies merged on January 29, 2016 resulting in MSP Compliance Bridge LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Care Bridge International, Inc.
Care Bridge International is currently a leading force in technology based solutions for population health. While Medical Settlement Advantage's expertise lies in best in class Medicare Secondary Payer and Settlement solutions for non-group health claim settlements, the merger has come about to offer excellence in delivering the full scope of MSP compliance services to the marketplace, leveraging Care Bridge International's innovative and sophisticated technology.
Care Bridge International, Inc. was founded by Deborah (Pfeifle) Watkins and Jim Paugh in 2015 to be the leader in integrating data intelligence with complex / chronic disease and disability to impact/ improve outcomes in a global healthcare environment. The company delivers technology based data intelligence based on more than 50 million medical claim transactions, having the capability for predictive modeling.
"A merger with Medical Settlement Advantage was a natural fit for Care Bridge International, as MSAs are often significant for individuals impacted by accidents and injuries often resulting in permanent functional impairment, disability and/or chronic illness. Many of these injured individuals become eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits," stated Deborah Watkins. "We are able to align our services with the goals of the Affordable Care Act in delivering improvements in access, quality and cost for both beneficiaries and payers. Care Bridge International's company leaders are recognized, experienced, credible executives and the addition of Medical Settlement Advantage's CEO, Leta Sharkey, compliments our executive profile to match the level of expertise and excellence that our clients have come to expect."
Established in 2012, Medical Settlement Advantage offers full service settlement solutions for workers' compensation, general liability, personal injury and medical malpractice claims, balancing the true medical value of a claim with strategies that drive successful settlement and claim closure. The professionals at Medical Settlement Advantage are among the most experienced pioneers in the Medicare Set Aside industry.
"We are very excited to be a part of Care Bridge International as we believe this merger transports our settlement services into the 21st century," stated Leta Sharkey. "The team at Care Bridge International shares the same goals, values and commitment that we have at MSA, LLC and we are so fortunate to have this opportunity to merge our companies. We look forward to bringing new and exciting service offerings, as a result of this merger, for years to come."
The new company, MSP Compliance Bridge will focus on Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance and will be officially opening on February 15, 2016 at 9040 Town Center Parkway, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202.
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