ABI deems MedCo software critical in whiplash fraud fight

The Association of British Insurers has deemed the development of an IT system designed to randomly allocate medical experts for soft tissue injury claims as critical in the reform of the medic-legal reporting system.

This article first appeared in Post Online, 7th November 2014

The Association of British Insurers has deemed the development of an IT system designed to randomly allocate medical experts for soft tissue injury claims as critical in the reform of the medic-legal reporting system.

The IT programme will be run by Medco, a body that will also have responsibility for ensuring accredited medical experts should reduce fraudulent whiplash claims.

Speaking at the Motor Accident Solicitors Society Conference today, ABI motor insurance head James Dalton, is to say: “Developing an IT system that randomly allocates independent and accredited medical experts to claimant lawyers is critically important in working towards the delivery of fundamental reform of the medico-legal reporting system.”

The insurance industry has committed to funding Medco’s development. Dalton will explain to the conference that there has been agreement on the structure of the board, the articles of association underpinning the company and that the Medco website will be live this month.

“We look forward to working with claimant lawyers, medical experts and the compensator community over the coming months to turn MedCo into a reality,” Dalton will say.


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