Ontellus Acquires Medical Records Canvassers
Ontellus, a nationwide provider of claims related data for insurers, has acquired two medical records canvassing companies: MasterTrace and Intertel.
All three companies provide insurance companies with data they need to investigate bodily injury claims and for underwriting. Ontellus, based in Houston, gathers medical, billing and employment records. Intertel, based in St. Louis, and MasterTrace, based Tamarac, Fla., both canvass medical records from facilities within specific regions to find out if and where claimants received prior medical treatment.
Ontellus said the merger will create a digital platform that allows insurers to procure records electronically and uncover previously unknown information when investigating claims.
“Medical canvassing is a crucial capability in the adjudication of insurance claims,” stated Darren Klauser, chief executive officer of Ontellus. “Having a digital platform that allows insurers to seamlessly move from canvassing to procuring records electronically will enable Ontellus to further expedite the