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Exela Triples on 10-Year, $90M Contract With Health Insurer

Transaction-processing-software provider Exela jumped after it received a 10-year, $90 million contract with a health insurer.
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Exela Technologies  (XELA) - Get Exela Technologies, Inc. Report more than tripled on Tuesday after the transaction-processing-software company unveiled a 10-year $90 million contract with a major U.S. health insurer.

The client wasn't identified. The company said the deal will speed the insurer's digital transformation. And it built on a relationship that generated more than $28 million of revenue for Exela in 2020. 

Exela said the deal would blend automation technologies, software as a service, and other services through its PCH Global platform, which it launched in September. 

This venture, Exela said, is its first in the healthcare industry to require the large-scale deployment of its digital exchange platform, PCH Global, "in the cloud and onsite to deliver health-care solutions."

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“Our goal has been to set ourselves apart by developing PCH Global as a complete payment integrity solution for the insurance industry, handling everything from claims ingestion and validation, to correspondence, adjudication and payments," President Suresh Yannamani said in a statement. 

At last check Exela stock was trading at $4.28, compared with the Monday close at $1.65. The shares have traded on Tuesday at as much as $5.50. They traded at 26 cents a bit less than a year ago. 

Trading volume was approaching 400 million shares, more than 85 times the 65-day average volume of 4.6 million, according to Wall Street Journal calculations.