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CGS Administrators Retains Major Medicare Contract

September 11, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — CGS Administrators LLC (CGS) has won a contract to continue as the Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractor (DME MAC) for Medicare’s Jurisdiction C.

The contract, which includes a base year starting September 1, 2012 and four option years, is valued at more than $170 million. CGS employs more than 900 people at its Nashville headquarters and more than 120 in offices in Des Moines, Iowa, and High Point, N.C. The new contract means current staffing levels will be maintained and there will be some new positions filled in the near future.

“This award reflects CMS confidence in our experienced and talented associates’ commitment to serving Medicare beneficiaries, suppliers, physicians and other health care providers,” said CGS President Steve Smith. “We take our responsibility seriously and consider it an honor to continue in this critical role that we know impacts lives every day.”

The largest of four DME MAC jurisdictions in the United States, Jurisdiction C represents more than 13 million Medicare beneficiaries and more than 37,000 Medicare suppliers. The jurisdiction includes Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia and West Virginia.

A fact sheet concerning the contract award was posted to the CMS.gov website on August 31 and may be viewed at http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Contracting/MedicareContractingReform/Spotlight.html .

CGS has operated as a Medicare contractor since inception of the Medicare program in 1966.

In addition to Jurisdiction C, CGS has one other CMS contract. CGS is the Medicare Administrative Contractor for Medicare Part A (institutional) and Medicare Part B (professional services) for Jurisdiction 15 (Kentucky and Ohio) and provides Medicare Home Health and Hospice administrative services in Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

About CGS Administrators, LLC

CGS Administrators, LLC (www.cgsmedicare.com), provides a variety of services, under contracts with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, for beneficiaries, health care providers, and medical equipment suppliers in 33 states, supporting the needs of more than 20 million Medicare beneficiaries nationwide. The company’s expertise includes information systems technology, claims processing, customer service, and payment safeguard functions. Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., CGS also has offices in Des Moines, Iowa, and High Point, North Carolina.

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