Strategic funding to assist increase managed built-in care enterprise in key Southeast Asian markets and convey progressive digital options for shoppers
SINGAPORE, Could 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — MiCare HealthTEC Holdings Pte Ltd (“MiCare”), a subsidiary of Zuellig Pharma and a number one medical claims administrator within the area, has introduced that the Worldwide Finance Company (IFC), a member of the World Financial institution Group, and Mitsui & Co. (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd. (“Mitsui”), a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co, shall be investing c.US$60 million within the firm. Zuellig Pharma will stay as MiCare’s largest shareholder and MiCare will proceed to be led by its Founder and Group CEO, Moses Hee.
The strategic funding shall be used to fund MiCare’s growth in key Southeast Asian markets together with Indonesia and Vietnam in addition to to arrange a brand new regional headquarters in Singapore. Baker McKenzie had been the appointed authorized advisors for this funding deal.
MiCare is a managed care organisation (“MCO”) that administers, processes and manages medical claims of policyholders and members on behalf of insurance coverage corporations and self-insured company shoppers. The corporate additionally builds functions linking key gamers within the healthcare sector equivalent to medical doctors, sufferers, hospitals, clinics and pharmacies, to facilitate the seamless and environment friendly administration of medical claims. MiCare has greater than 13 million members in three international locations – Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines – and is seeking to proceed to develop and increase within the area.
“We’ve come a good distance since 2006, when MiCare began in Malaysia as a third-party administrator of medical claims with simply 200 members. Because of the perseverance and single-minded focus of a dedicated crew, at present our member base has grown to greater than 13 million in three international locations,” mentioned Moses Hee, Founder and Group CEO, MiCare.
“As we look ahead to embarking on MiCare’s subsequent section of progress, we’re very excited to welcome IFC and Mitsui as strategic companions to the MiCare household. This funding will assist us proceed enhancing our shopper choices by strengthening our digital capabilities and enabling us to introduce progressive options by means of partnerships with healthcare ecosystem gamers equivalent to pharma and telemedicine corporations. That is consistent with our mission to assist handle escalating medical prices and enhance healthcare affordability and outcomes for sufferers. We can even increase into new geographies in ASEAN to succeed in underserved communities equivalent to in Indonesia and Vietnam to make healthcare extra accessible,” added Hee.
MiCare focuses on three ache factors in addressing rising healthcare prices – fraud, waste and abuse. The corporate has huge expertise in managing and adjudicating medical claims utilizing a strong digital platform empowered by an AI fraud detection engine and predictive analytical instruments. It additionally offers wellness and illness administration programmes together with partnering with pharma corporations on numerous continual illness administration packages, offering occupational well being companies, digital options, telemedicine and information analytics companies.
“MiCare has all the time been a key pillar of progress for Zuellig Pharma and this growth is a key step in direction of our purpose in turning into a completely built-in healthcare companies enterprise that gives worth by performing as a connector inside the healthcare ecosystem. This collaboration additionally indicators an acceleration of progress in an space of accelerating significance to all stakeholders and broadens our potential to fulfil our mission of constructing healthcare extra accessible within the area,” mentioned John Graham, CEO Zuellig Pharma.
“Our funding in MiCare will assist convey sturdy medical claims administration processes and superior proprietary digital instruments to underserved markets in Southeast Asia, supporting insurers and suppliers with the technological instruments wanted for extra environment friendly and efficient healthcare supply,” mentioned Rana Karadsheh, Regional Trade Director for Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Companies, Asia Pacific at IFC. “The transaction marks IFC’s first funding within the MCO sector and demonstrates our dedication to supporting progressive methods of enhancing healthcare service supply utilizing digital applied sciences. We look ahead to supporting the corporate’s progress and growth within the area.”
“Well being and wellness is a key a part of our progress technique and we intention to construct a high-quality wellness service platform to fulfill rising demand in Asia. Our funding in MiCare enhances Mitsui’s portfolio of healthcare companies on this area and represents our dedication to supporting the event of high-quality, cost-efficient and sustainable healthcare methods,” mentioned Koji Nagatomi, CEO, Mitsui & Co. (Asia Pacific).
MiCare at the moment processes medical claims of roughly US$400 million yearly. The corporate manages and administers medical claims for over 45 insurers within the area, serving greater than 6,500 company shoppers in over 5,000 hospitals, clinics and pharmacies.
Headquartered in Singapore, MiCare Healthtec Holdings Pte Ltd (“MiCare”), a subsidiary of Zuellig Pharma, is a number one managed care organisation with over 15 years of expertise in medical claims adjudication, advantages administration and offering name centre companies for payors (together with insurers and self-insured corporates), connecting its stakeholders through its state-of-the-art digital platform. MiCare additionally offers wellness and illness administration programmes together with partnering with pharma corporations on numerous continual illness administration programmes, offering occupational well being companies, digital options, telemedicine and information analytics companies. By means of its complete suite of companies, MiCare permits payors to handle healthcare prices, observe healthcare expenditures, minimise administrative work, determine fraud, wastage and abuse through its AI enabled claims adjudication system whereas making certain the supply of efficient, prime quality care.
MiCare manages and administers medical claims for over 45 insurers within the area, serving greater than 6,500 company shoppers in over 5,000 hospitals, clinics and pharmacies. So far, the corporate has helped administer and handle medical claims data for greater than 13 million members.
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Mitsui has over 5,600 staff and deploys expertise across the globe to determine, develop, and develop companies in collaboration with a worldwide community of trusted companions. Mitsui has constructed a powerful and numerous core enterprise portfolio protecting the Mineral and Steel Sources, Power, Equipment and Infrastructure, and Chemical substances industries.
Leveraging its strengths, Mitsui has additional diversified past its core revenue pillars to create multifaceted worth in new areas, together with progressive Power Options, Healthcare & Diet and thru a strategic deal with high-growth Asian markets. This technique goals to derive progress alternatives by harnessing a number of the world’s primary mega-trends: sustainability, well being & wellness, digitalization and the rising energy of the patron.
Mitsui has an extended heritage in Asia, the place it has established a various and strategic portfolio of companies and companions that offers it a powerful differentiating edge, offers distinctive entry for all world companions to the world’s quickest rising area and strengthens its worldwide portfolio. For extra info on Mitsui & Co.’s companies go to, www.mitsui.com.
SOURCE Zuellig Pharma