Carisk Partners, a risk transfer and care coordination company in the workers’ compensation market and a portfolio company of MBF Healthcare Partners II LP, has purchased Advanced Claims Review Specialists, a medical cost containment company.

ACRS was formed in 2016, looking to provide services through a staff of professionals using clinical dialogue and software to build trust and maximize savings. The deal works to improve Carisk’s ability to manage the costs of billed charges related to the clinical management of workers’ compensation catastrophic cases.

“Integrating the ACRS hospital and medical fee negotiation program with Carisk’s industry-leading surgical implant management program will greatly enhance our utilization management and analytical capabilities,” says Kevin Mahoney, Carisk’s president and chief operating officer. “Our goal is to manage all areas of medical cost containment for our clients where we can improve overall savings, and we believe this is one area we can positively impact.”