HMS Gives $25,000 to Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund
HMS Holdings Corp.Media RelationsFrancesca Marraro, 212-857-5442orInvestor RelationsChristine Saenz, 212-857-5986
HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: HMSY)—a leading provider of cost-containment services for Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial healthcare payers—announced today that it would donate $25,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. The fund will help New Jersey citizens rebuild after the devastation caused by the storm.
“Our hearts go out to the people of New Jersey,” said Bill Lucia, CEO of HMS Holdings. “We’ve heard their stories because many of our clients and employees live and work there. HMS salutes their resilience and appreciates the opportunity to help New Jerseyans move forward.”
“Hurricane Sandy has brought unthinkable devastation to parts of our Garden State, destroying homes, businesses, and some of New Jersey’s most identifiable icons,” said New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie, who serves as chair of the fund. “The images and stories of the damage are heartbreaking. In the aftermath, we must support and help our friends, neighbors, and so many others impacted by the storm. The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund is an important way to help our citizens rebuild their lives."
, through such business units as and , provides and services for payers. These units serve in more than 40 states; commercial programs, including , , and over 135 ; the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); and . As a result of these services, clients recovered more than $2.5 billion and saved nearly $7 billion through the prevention of erroneous payments in 2011.
A charitable nonprofit organization created in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the will help collect and distribute resources to rebuild New Jersey communities, aide in the recovery effort, and fill in the gaps when people need help. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be spent in the Garden State.