AnciCare Builds State-of-the-Art Billing Efficiency With New eStellarNet Payer Connectivity Agreement

Nation-Wide Medical Imaging Preferred-Provider Network Adds Competitive Muscle

By Automating Network Members' Bills and Attachments



Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from eStellarNet

    CONCORD, Calif. and MIRAMAR, Fla., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- AnciCare PPO
 and eStellarNet announced today a far-reaching agreement offering AnciCare's
 1000+ freestanding MRI centers in 38 states direct Internet linkage to
 workers' compensation and auto liability payers. AnciCare, based in Miramar
 FL, is one of the largest medical imaging PPOs in the United States.
 eStellarNet operates the property and casualty industry supported Transaction
 Hub for medical claims straight through electronic processing.
     The new agreement reinforces AnciCare's commitment to state-of-the-art
 information receipt and transmission technology increasing efficiency of
 medical imaging services provided to managed care organizations, insurance
 companies, third party administrators and employers. eStellarNet's Internet
 based Transaction Hub enables AnciCare's network providers to use their
 existing billing systems to generate and electronically submit secure bills
 and required attachments to all payers. Elimination of paper based bill
 processing cuts associated costs by 80%, while providers' accounts receivables
 typically improve to an average of 22 days.
     "We are extremely pleased to partner with AnciCare, a major presence in
 the medical imaging industry nationwide and a company dedicated to preferred
 treatment, superior quality of services and unmatched professionalism," stated
 Dennis Mattai, eStellarNet Vice President of Provider Relations. "We intend to
 make eStellarNet's comprehensive connectivity services a key feature of
 AnciCare's excellence in providing clients with effective, efficient business
 systems and cost containment programs."
     "AnciCare is focused on improving the efficiencies of electronic billing
 transactions driving the medical imaging business," said Eileen Ramallo,
 AnciCare Sr. Vice President & COO. "Increasing electronic interaction with our
 clients and network participants is a value added service that helps reduce
 the administrative costs and time delays in processing medical imaging bills.
 Our partnership with eStellarNet will further enhance our ability to deliver
 cost effective solutions to our strategic business partners."
 
     About AnciCare
     AnciCare PPO has been a pioneer in implementing insurance radiology
 solutions for the workers' compensation and auto liability market place since
 1994. AnciCare promotes a simple vision:  to deliver superior nationwide
 medical imaging solutions, while assuring clients the benefits of efficient
 and cost effective services. Additional information about AnciCare services is
 available on the Internet at http://www.ancicare.com .
 
     About eStellarNet
     eStellarNet has been the leader in electronic connectivity solutions for
 workers' compensation and integrated disability management since 1987. The
 Concord, CA company's Internet Transaction Hub offers comprehensive medical
 claim processing applications that revolutionize workers' compensation, auto
 and liability medical, and disability insurance bill processing. Additional
 information about eStellarNet is available on the World Wide Web at
 http://www.estellarnet.com .
     Statements contained in this release may contain forward-looking
 statements within the meaning of the private securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995. Any Statements contained herein regarding expectations with respect
 to future sales and profitability, as well as product development and/or
 introductions, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and
 contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company's control, which may cause
 actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from those
 projected or implied in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might
 affect actual results, performance, or achievements include, among other
 things, overall economic and business conditions, the demand for the Company's
 goods and services, and technological advances and competitive factors in the
 markets in which the company competes. StellarNet, Inc. accepts no obligation
 to update these forward-looking statements and does not intend to do so.
 
     CONTACT:  John Roberts, 925-521-3100, ext. 3142, or
 jroberts@estellarnet.com, or Mark Almond, 925-521-3100, ext. 3141, or
 malmond@estellarnet.com, both of eStellarNet.
 
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    CONCORD, Calif. and MIRAMAR, Fla., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- AnciCare PPO
 and eStellarNet announced today a far-reaching agreement offering AnciCare's
 1000+ freestanding MRI centers in 38 states direct Internet linkage to
 workers' compensation and auto liability payers. AnciCare, based in Miramar
 FL, is one of the largest medical imaging PPOs in the United States.
 eStellarNet operates the property and casualty industry supported Transaction
 Hub for medical claims straight through electronic processing.
     The new agreement reinforces AnciCare's commitment to state-of-the-art
 information receipt and transmission technology increasing efficiency of
 medical imaging services provided to managed care organizations, insurance
 companies, third party administrators and employers. eStellarNet's Internet
 based Transaction Hub enables AnciCare's network providers to use their
 existing billing systems to generate and electronically submit secure bills
 and required attachments to all payers. Elimination of paper based bill
 processing cuts associated costs by 80%, while providers' accounts receivables
 typically improve to an average of 22 days.
     "We are extremely pleased to partner with AnciCare, a major presence in
 the medical imaging industry nationwide and a company dedicated to preferred
 treatment, superior quality of services and unmatched professionalism," stated
 Dennis Mattai, eStellarNet Vice President of Provider Relations. "We intend to
 make eStellarNet's comprehensive connectivity services a key feature of
 AnciCare's excellence in providing clients with effective, efficient business
 systems and cost containment programs."
     "AnciCare is focused on improving the efficiencies of electronic billing
 transactions driving the medical imaging business," said Eileen Ramallo,
 AnciCare Sr. Vice President & COO. "Increasing electronic interaction with our
 clients and network participants is a value added service that helps reduce
 the administrative costs and time delays in processing medical imaging bills.
 Our partnership with eStellarNet will further enhance our ability to deliver
 cost effective solutions to our strategic business partners."
 
     About AnciCare
     AnciCare PPO has been a pioneer in implementing insurance radiology
 solutions for the workers' compensation and auto liability market place since
 1994. AnciCare promotes a simple vision:  to deliver superior nationwide
 medical imaging solutions, while assuring clients the benefits of efficient
 and cost effective services. Additional information about AnciCare services is
 available on the Internet at http://www.ancicare.com .
 
     About eStellarNet
     eStellarNet has been the leader in electronic connectivity solutions for
 workers' compensation and integrated disability management since 1987. The
 Concord, CA company's Internet Transaction Hub offers comprehensive medical
 claim processing applications that revolutionize workers' compensation, auto
 and liability medical, and disability insurance bill processing. Additional
 information about eStellarNet is available on the World Wide Web at
 http://www.estellarnet.com .
     Statements contained in this release may contain forward-looking
 statements within the meaning of the private securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995. Any Statements contained herein regarding expectations with respect
 to future sales and profitability, as well as product development and/or
 introductions, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and
 contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company's control, which may cause
 actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from those
 projected or implied in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might
 affect actual results, performance, or achievements include, among other
 things, overall economic and business conditions, the demand for the Company's
 goods and services, and technological advances and competitive factors in the
 markets in which the company competes. StellarNet, Inc. accepts no obligation
 to update these forward-looking statements and does not intend to do so.
 
     CONTACT:  John Roberts, 925-521-3100, ext. 3142, or
 jroberts@estellarnet.com, or Mark Almond, 925-521-3100, ext. 3141, or
 malmond@estellarnet.com, both of eStellarNet.
 
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