Medical Billing and Management Services Relies on Level 3 to Support Business Growth and Improve Customer Response Times

Medical Billing and Management Services Relies on Level 3 to Support Business
                  Growth and Improve Customer Response Times

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 30, 2013

BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Level 3 Communications, Inc.
(NYSE: LVLT) today announced that Medical Billing and Management Services
(MBMS, LLC), one of the largest radiology billing companies in the U.S., is
relying on Level 3's network services to support the growth of its business,
to improve communications among its diverse locations and to improve customer
response times.


MBMS provides billing services to more than 450 radiologists in the U.S. Level
3's network is interconnecting six of its locations in Pennsylvania, New
Jersey and Delaware. Level 3 also is providing a range of network access and
IP-based telephony services that will increase the speed and efficiency of the
day-to-day communications among those locations. Level 3 services are enabling
MBMS to respond more quickly to its customers' inquiries, to access billing
applications more rapidly and to improve call flow among its offices and

"We chose Level 3 because they have vastly improved the speed, efficiency and
reliability of our network communications as we expanded our business to new
locations," said Cathy Sells, president of MBMS. "We also were impressed with
Level 3's customer focus and the extraordinary attention the account team paid
to our business needs. That has enabled us, in turn, to provide superior
service to our customers, further differentiating us in the marketplace."

Level 3^® Multi-Protocol Label Switching /IP VPN service is a secure, private,
fully interconnected network service that effectively creates a private
virtual network for a customer within the Level 3 global network. This enables
the customer to more reliably, efficiently and securely communicate among its
various locations, while leveraging the scalability of Level 3's global
infrastructure. Level 3^® Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) service combines
vital business Internet features with maximum global reach and scalability.
The Level 3 SIP Trunking service enables businesses to benefit from the
efficiencies of Voice over IP technology, as well as establishes a single
connection for all of their voice needs.

"We are delighted to support the business growth of MBMS, and to help improve
the efficiency of its business and its service to its customers," said Andrew
Crouch, Level 3 regional president of North America. "We understand the
importance of having a reliable, secure network that keeps pace with the daily
demands of critical business functions."

Level 3 serves more than 1,300 customers across the healthcare industry,
providing a range of communications services to meet the needs of hospitals,
medical centers, physicians, and administrators, as well as insurers and
pharmaceutical companies. These solutions include core network services, data
center services and managed security services, which directly support
healthcare organizations as they work to meet federal government mandates
relating to electronic healthcare. A Level 3-commissioned study of healthcare
CIOs conducted to assess their priorities and progress revealed that most plan
to upgrade their network infrastructure in the next two years to support the
need for interconnectivity, EHRs, telehealth, mobile applications and other
new technologies. For more information on Level 3's healthcare offerings,

About Medical Billing and Management Services
MBMS has been serving radiology practices for more than a quarter century and
currently provides billing for more than 450 radiologists. As one of the
largest and best-performing billing companies in the country, MBMS is able to
provide its client's with exceptional customer service and unparalleled
financial results.

MBMS's industry-leading performance is the result of our substantial
investments in billing automation technology. This automated process reduces
errors and improves turnaround time, allowing us to provide a higher clean
claims rate, lower days on books, and better net collections than other firms.
For more information, please visit

This information is provided by Medical Billing and Management Services, which
is solely responsible for its content.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) provides local, national and global
communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level
3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and
infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area
Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based
solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in 55 countries
over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three
continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more
information, please visit

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risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; maintain
and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business
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adaptation of its network to remain competitive; manage continued or
accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain
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