HMS Awarded Medicaid Utilization Management Contract by State of Ohio

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HMS (NASDAQ: HMSY) announced today that the State of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has awarded a contract to Permedion, Inc., HMS’s wholly owned subsidiary, to provide Medicaid hospital utilization management services, including focused precertification and retrospective reviews; reporting and analysis; healthcare studies; provider education; and data management. The contract extends through June 30, 2013, with the State of Ohio’s option to renew through June 30, 2017.

“HMS is honored to continue to manage Ohio’s Hospital Utilization Management Program, and we look forward to providing the medical review services that help ODJFS fulfill its operational and financial objectives,” said Maria Perrin, HMS Executive Vice President for Government Services.

HMS has provided utilization management services to Ohio since 1997. In recent years, HMS has identified an average of $50 million per year in overpayments for the State.

About HMS (NASDAQ: HMSY)

HMS is the nation's leader in coordination of benefits and program integrity services for healthcare payors. HMS's clients include health and human services programs in more than 40 states; commercial programs, including commercial plans, employers, and over 120 Medicaid managed care plans; the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); and Veterans Administration facilities. As a result of the company’s services, clients recovered over $1.8 billion in 2010, and saved billions of dollars more through prevention of erroneous payments.



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