Kaiser Permanente Georgia and Medix Resources Launch Physician Connectivity Program

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Medix Resources, Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Medix Resources, Inc. (Amex:   MXR) today
 announced a definitive agreement with Kaiser Permanente Georgia for
 participation in a physician connectivity program that provides Web-based
 technologies that support core health plan transactions.  The agreement
 encompasses an initial pilot deployment of up to 200 physicians followed by a
 broader production agreement to include all Kaiser-affiliated physicians in
 Georgia.
     Physicians and their office staffs will now be able to verify eligibility
 information and submit electronic claims via the internet for their Kaiser
 Permanente members.  The program incorporates the Cymedix(R) Universal
 Interface, which seamlessly extracts claim and insurance data from the
 physician's practice management system, and allows the physician's office
 staff to initiate claim and eligibility transactions without interrupting
 practice workflows.  Physician deployment for the pilot is scheduled to
 commence in June 2001.
     Carolyn Kenny, President, Kaiser Permanente Georgia, stated, "We are
 pleased to spearhead this program in Georgia.  Kaiser Permanente firmly
 believes in building effective relationships with organizations that can help
 to reduce the overall cost of healthcare and reduce the administrative burden
 placed on physicians.  We are very excited to be working with Medix and invite
 other health plans and healthcare organizations to join this effort in a
 spirit of collaboration."
     "We are very proud and delighted that a prestigious organization like
 Kaiser Permanente Georgia has chosen to participate in our Atlanta pilot,"
 commented John Prufeta, President and CEO of Medix Resources.  "Kaiser
 Permanente is our first payor partner in the Georgia marketplace and we
 anticipate additional payor and provider organizations will follow their lead.
 HIPAA and state-imposed prompt pay legislation have provided near-term impetus
 for collaboration between physicians and health plans.  Our view is that
 strengthened collaboration between physicians and health plans, when empowered
 by skilled technologies, is a vital key to redefining how healthcare works.
 At Medix, our goal is to offer the enabling technologies that align and unite
 the best interests of physicians and insurers to improve patient outcomes and
 reduce administrative cost.  We are honored to be partnering with Kaiser
 Permanente on this flagship endeavor."
 
     About Kaiser Permanente Georgia
     Kaiser Permanente Georgia is the state's largest nonprofit health plan,
 providing comprehensive health care services to more than 273,000 members
 through 10 medical facilities in metro Atlanta, and a network of affiliated
 hospitals and physicians.  Kaiser Permanente of Georgia has "Excellent"
 ratings for both its HMO and Medicare products from the National Committee for
 Quality Assurance, placing it among the best health plans in the nation and
 region in providing quality care and service.
 
     About Medix Resources, Inc.
     Medix Resources, Inc., through its subsidiary Cymedix Lynx Corporation, is
 the developer and provider of the Cymedix.com(R) suite of fully-secure,
 patented Internet based software products, that enable the effective
 communication of high value added healthcare information among physicians,
 hospitals, and health plans.  Additional information about Medix Resources and
 its products and services can be found by visiting its Web sites,
 www.medixresources.com and www.cymedix.com, or by calling (800) 326-8773.
 
     Information in this press release contains forward-looking statements that
 involve risks and uncertainties that might adversely affect Medix's operating
 results in the future to a material degree.  Such risks and uncertainties
 include, without limitation, the ability of Medix to raise capital to finance
 the development of its software products, the effectiveness and the
 marketability of those products, the ability of Medix to protect its
 proprietary information, and the establishment of an efficient corporate
 operating structure as Medix grows.  These and other risks and uncertainties
 are presented in detail in Medix's Form 10-KSB for 2000 was filed with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission on March 21, 2001.  This information is
 available from the SEC or the Company.
 
 

SOURCE Medix Resources, Inc.
    ATLANTA, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Medix Resources, Inc. (Amex:   MXR) today
 announced a definitive agreement with Kaiser Permanente Georgia for
 participation in a physician connectivity program that provides Web-based
 technologies that support core health plan transactions.  The agreement
 encompasses an initial pilot deployment of up to 200 physicians followed by a
 broader production agreement to include all Kaiser-affiliated physicians in
 Georgia.
     Physicians and their office staffs will now be able to verify eligibility
 information and submit electronic claims via the internet for their Kaiser
 Permanente members.  The program incorporates the Cymedix(R) Universal
 Interface, which seamlessly extracts claim and insurance data from the
 physician's practice management system, and allows the physician's office
 staff to initiate claim and eligibility transactions without interrupting
 practice workflows.  Physician deployment for the pilot is scheduled to
 commence in June 2001.
     Carolyn Kenny, President, Kaiser Permanente Georgia, stated, "We are
 pleased to spearhead this program in Georgia.  Kaiser Permanente firmly
 believes in building effective relationships with organizations that can help
 to reduce the overall cost of healthcare and reduce the administrative burden
 placed on physicians.  We are very excited to be working with Medix and invite
 other health plans and healthcare organizations to join this effort in a
 spirit of collaboration."
     "We are very proud and delighted that a prestigious organization like
 Kaiser Permanente Georgia has chosen to participate in our Atlanta pilot,"
 commented John Prufeta, President and CEO of Medix Resources.  "Kaiser
 Permanente is our first payor partner in the Georgia marketplace and we
 anticipate additional payor and provider organizations will follow their lead.
 HIPAA and state-imposed prompt pay legislation have provided near-term impetus
 for collaboration between physicians and health plans.  Our view is that
 strengthened collaboration between physicians and health plans, when empowered
 by skilled technologies, is a vital key to redefining how healthcare works.
 At Medix, our goal is to offer the enabling technologies that align and unite
 the best interests of physicians and insurers to improve patient outcomes and
 reduce administrative cost.  We are honored to be partnering with Kaiser
 Permanente on this flagship endeavor."
 
     About Kaiser Permanente Georgia
     Kaiser Permanente Georgia is the state's largest nonprofit health plan,
 providing comprehensive health care services to more than 273,000 members
 through 10 medical facilities in metro Atlanta, and a network of affiliated
 hospitals and physicians.  Kaiser Permanente of Georgia has "Excellent"
 ratings for both its HMO and Medicare products from the National Committee for
 Quality Assurance, placing it among the best health plans in the nation and
 region in providing quality care and service.
 
     About Medix Resources, Inc.
     Medix Resources, Inc., through its subsidiary Cymedix Lynx Corporation, is
 the developer and provider of the Cymedix.com(R) suite of fully-secure,
 patented Internet based software products, that enable the effective
 communication of high value added healthcare information among physicians,
 hospitals, and health plans.  Additional information about Medix Resources and
 its products and services can be found by visiting its Web sites,
 www.medixresources.com and www.cymedix.com, or by calling (800) 326-8773.
 
     Information in this press release contains forward-looking statements that
 involve risks and uncertainties that might adversely affect Medix's operating
 results in the future to a material degree.  Such risks and uncertainties
 include, without limitation, the ability of Medix to raise capital to finance
 the development of its software products, the effectiveness and the
 marketability of those products, the ability of Medix to protect its
 proprietary information, and the establishment of an efficient corporate
 operating structure as Medix grows.  These and other risks and uncertainties
 are presented in detail in Medix's Form 10-KSB for 2000 was filed with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission on March 21, 2001.  This information is
 available from the SEC or the Company.
 
 SOURCE  Medix Resources, Inc.