XCare.net Signs Multi-Year ASP Agreement With Welborn Clinic

XCare.net to Facilitate Enterprise-Wide Integration

Between Clinic, Health Plan and Related Business Partners



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from XCare.net, Inc.

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- XCare.net, Inc. (Nasdaq:   XCAR)
 and the Welborn Clinic of Evansville, Indiana today announced that they have
 entered into a multi-year agreement for the implementation, integration and
 hosting of an extensive Application Service Provider (ASP) system to run
 across the Welborn Clinic enterprise.
     At the core of the ASP solution will be XCare.net's eAdjudicator(TM) for
 auto-adjudication of medical claims, integrated with the full eXtensible
 CARE(TM) system, a highly scalable, function-rich, modular managed care
 administration and risk management system proven to be able to manage complex
 contracts and multiple reimbursement methodologies.  The integrated ASP
 solution also brings together applications from affiliated partners providing
 credentialing, case and medical management, claims bundling/unbundling, data
 warehousing, profiling and reporting.  XCare.net will host, operate and
 maintain the systems in its eCommerce operations center and provide networking
 support through a secure, high-speed connection to the Welborn facilities.
     "A critical part of the turnaround process for the Health Plan was the
 securing of a comprehensive information system that could not only increase
 operating efficiency, but could also serve as a vehicle for moving the Plan
 forward in the area of eHealth," said Welborn Health Plans Chief Executive
 Officer William Macko.  "When we set out to undertake this comprehensive
 overhaul of our existing systems and procedures, we established some early
 ground rules.  First and foremost, we needed a partner that was well
 capitalized and could be counted on to be around for the long run.  We were
 also determined to take advantage of application services that would not
 become obsolete in a few short years and could ensure ongoing compliance with
 emerging HIPAA standards, could be seamlessly integrated across our entire
 enterprise and provide a return on investment through major improvements in
 processing accuracy and efficiency.
     XCare.net quickly rose to the top of our list through their robust
 technology platform, demonstrated strength in development and approach to
 understanding our business by providing a customized, fully integrated
 solution without the need for major upfront capital investment in new servers
 or software licenses.  We are confident that with the technology that
 XCare.net is bringing to this organization, we will be well-positioned to
 maintain and grow our presence as the HMO market leader in this region."
     Mark S. Rangell, XCare.net Sr. Vice President and General Manager, ASP and
 Transaction Services, stated, "We are very pleased to have the opportunity to
 develop this comprehensive ASP solution for the Welborn Clinic and showcase
 the end-to-end value of XCare.net's integrated application and hosting
 services.  Through this solution, we anticipate that Welborn will achieve
 significantly improved operational efficiencies and cost savings, but perhaps
 more importantly, demonstrate their vision for integrated care management
 through the deployment of advanced technology that will ultimately benefit
 their patients, health plan members, physicians and employer group clients."
 
     About XCare.net
     XCare.net is a leading provider of strategic eBusiness portals and
 business-to-business Internet solutions. The company builds mission-critical
 Web sites using its XML-based XTiera(TM) Platform.  The customized strategic
 Portals are tailored to enhance the customers' brand, to process high value
 transactions and offer innovative applications. In addition to cost savings,
 XCare.net facilitates revenue-generating opportunities for organizations
 through the strategic Portals built using the XCare.net XTiera(TM) Platform.
 For more information, please visit http://www.XCare.net.
 
     About Welborn Clinic
     For over 50 years Welborn Clinic physicians have been dedicated to
 providing the highest quality comprehensive health care. Welborn Clinic is
 owned and operated by its physicians, ensuring that operations and policies
 are in the patients' best interest. Welborn Clinic, in downtown Evansville,
 Indiana, is a three-level medical facility with more than 100 doctors and
 health care providers. The Clinic also operates seven satellite clinics in the
 Tri-State: Welborn Clinic Newburgh, Welborn Clinic East, Welborn Clinic
 Highland, Westside Family Practice Center, Reo Family Practice Center, Welborn
 Clinic Princeton and Welborn Medical Center Carmi. For more information,
 please visit http://www.welbornclinic.com
 
     Safe Harbor Statement: All statements in this press release, other than
 historical facts, are forward-looking statements.  These statements are based
 on certain assumptions and analyses made by XCare.net in light of its
 experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions,
 expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate
 under the circumstances. Such statements are subject to a number of risks and
 uncertainties, including general and economic business conditions, competition
 from other eCommerce service providers, market acceptance of its solutions and
 other risk factors indicated from time to time in XCare.net's filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission. Those filings are available online at
 http://www.freeedgar.com.
 
 

SOURCE XCare.net, Inc.
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- XCare.net, Inc. (Nasdaq:   XCAR)
 and the Welborn Clinic of Evansville, Indiana today announced that they have
 entered into a multi-year agreement for the implementation, integration and
 hosting of an extensive Application Service Provider (ASP) system to run
 across the Welborn Clinic enterprise.
     At the core of the ASP solution will be XCare.net's eAdjudicator(TM) for
 auto-adjudication of medical claims, integrated with the full eXtensible
 CARE(TM) system, a highly scalable, function-rich, modular managed care
 administration and risk management system proven to be able to manage complex
 contracts and multiple reimbursement methodologies.  The integrated ASP
 solution also brings together applications from affiliated partners providing
 credentialing, case and medical management, claims bundling/unbundling, data
 warehousing, profiling and reporting.  XCare.net will host, operate and
 maintain the systems in its eCommerce operations center and provide networking
 support through a secure, high-speed connection to the Welborn facilities.
     "A critical part of the turnaround process for the Health Plan was the
 securing of a comprehensive information system that could not only increase
 operating efficiency, but could also serve as a vehicle for moving the Plan
 forward in the area of eHealth," said Welborn Health Plans Chief Executive
 Officer William Macko.  "When we set out to undertake this comprehensive
 overhaul of our existing systems and procedures, we established some early
 ground rules.  First and foremost, we needed a partner that was well
 capitalized and could be counted on to be around for the long run.  We were
 also determined to take advantage of application services that would not
 become obsolete in a few short years and could ensure ongoing compliance with
 emerging HIPAA standards, could be seamlessly integrated across our entire
 enterprise and provide a return on investment through major improvements in
 processing accuracy and efficiency.
     XCare.net quickly rose to the top of our list through their robust
 technology platform, demonstrated strength in development and approach to
 understanding our business by providing a customized, fully integrated
 solution without the need for major upfront capital investment in new servers
 or software licenses.  We are confident that with the technology that
 XCare.net is bringing to this organization, we will be well-positioned to
 maintain and grow our presence as the HMO market leader in this region."
     Mark S. Rangell, XCare.net Sr. Vice President and General Manager, ASP and
 Transaction Services, stated, "We are very pleased to have the opportunity to
 develop this comprehensive ASP solution for the Welborn Clinic and showcase
 the end-to-end value of XCare.net's integrated application and hosting
 services.  Through this solution, we anticipate that Welborn will achieve
 significantly improved operational efficiencies and cost savings, but perhaps
 more importantly, demonstrate their vision for integrated care management
 through the deployment of advanced technology that will ultimately benefit
 their patients, health plan members, physicians and employer group clients."
 
     About XCare.net
     XCare.net is a leading provider of strategic eBusiness portals and
 business-to-business Internet solutions. The company builds mission-critical
 Web sites using its XML-based XTiera(TM) Platform.  The customized strategic
 Portals are tailored to enhance the customers' brand, to process high value
 transactions and offer innovative applications. In addition to cost savings,
 XCare.net facilitates revenue-generating opportunities for organizations
 through the strategic Portals built using the XCare.net XTiera(TM) Platform.
 For more information, please visit http://www.XCare.net.
 
     About Welborn Clinic
     For over 50 years Welborn Clinic physicians have been dedicated to
 providing the highest quality comprehensive health care. Welborn Clinic is
 owned and operated by its physicians, ensuring that operations and policies
 are in the patients' best interest. Welborn Clinic, in downtown Evansville,
 Indiana, is a three-level medical facility with more than 100 doctors and
 health care providers. The Clinic also operates seven satellite clinics in the
 Tri-State: Welborn Clinic Newburgh, Welborn Clinic East, Welborn Clinic
 Highland, Westside Family Practice Center, Reo Family Practice Center, Welborn
 Clinic Princeton and Welborn Medical Center Carmi. For more information,
 please visit http://www.welbornclinic.com
 
     Safe Harbor Statement: All statements in this press release, other than
 historical facts, are forward-looking statements.  These statements are based
 on certain assumptions and analyses made by XCare.net in light of its
 experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions,
 expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate
 under the circumstances. Such statements are subject to a number of risks and
 uncertainties, including general and economic business conditions, competition
 from other eCommerce service providers, market acceptance of its solutions and
 other risk factors indicated from time to time in XCare.net's filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission. Those filings are available online at
 http://www.freeedgar.com.
 
 SOURCE  XCare.net, Inc.