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TMCNet:  National Government Services Wins Jurisdiction 6 Medicare Contract

[October 03, 2012]

National Government Services Wins Jurisdiction 6 Medicare Contract

INDIANAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--

National Government Services, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded the Jurisdiction 6 (J6) A/B Medicare Administrative Contract (MAC) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). National Government Services will employ more than 450 associates, split among the company's Indianapolis and Milwaukee offices, on the new MAC contract.

Under this contract, NGS will process Medicare claims and provide benefit administration related services for all Part A and Part B providers in the states of Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin as well as the Home Health and Hospice (HH+H) workload for Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Wisconsin and Washington.

The contract includes a ase year and four one-year option periods. The total value of the contract, including all option periods, is estimated at $318 million. If all options are exercised, CMS estimates that the J6 A/B MAC will process and pay more than 477 million Medicare claims over the five-year period.

"This award reflects CMS' continuing confidence in National Government Services and a key step in our efforts to further grow our business," stated National Government Services president Mike Kapp. "We look forward to serving the needs of providers and beneficiaries in Jurisdiction 6."

About National Government Services, Inc.

For 46 years, National Government Services has been a trusted partner and innovative leader in federal health care contracting. Employing more than 2,000 associates, National Government Services is committed to providing robust health information technology and administrative services. As a Medicare contractor for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), National Government Services processed 170 million Medicare claims and administered benefits of $75.6 billion from the Medicare Trust Fund in 2011. National Government Services is a subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., a Fortune 50 company, and one of the largest health benefits companies in the nation. Additional information about National Government Services is available at www.wellpoint.com/ngs.

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