NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HMS (NASDAQ: HMSY), a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS Holdings Corp., announced today that Cynthia Nustad has joined the company as Chief Information Officer. Ms. Nustad has more than 15 years of management experience in the healthcare information technology industry, working with health insurance companies, healthcare software vendors, and technology consulting firms.
From January 2005 to January 2011, Ms. Nustad served as Vice President of Architecture & Technology for Regence (Blue Cross Blue Shield), the largest health insurer in the Northwest/Intermountain region, where she was responsible for servicing the corporation across multiples sites and states. She has a proven track record in driving large-scale business and systems transformation efforts, while setting a long-term vision for information technology services. Prior to Regence, Ms. Nustad served as the Vice President of Software Development and Product Management for OAO Healthcare Solutions, Inc. and held technology leadership roles at e-MedSoft.com and WellPoint Health Networks. Ms. Nustad also has a Masters in Public Health from UCLA and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Oregon.
“Cynthia brings years of demonstrated success in healthcare information technology, and we are excited to have her on board,” said Bill Lucia, CEO of HMS. “She is an ideal addition to our team as we continue to build management bench strength and prepare for the larger company we see ahead.”
About HMS (NASDAQ:HMSY)
HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: HMSY) is the nation’s leader in coordination of benefits and program integrity services for payors of healthcare services. 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 & Medicaid Services (CMS); and Veterans Administration facilities. As a result of the Company’s services, clients recover over $1 billion annually, and save billions of dollars more in the prevention of erroneous payments.
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