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FCSO Selects Burgess as Exclusive Pricing Solution for New Medicare Contract
Date:12/26/2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Coast Service Options (FCSO) has selected Burgess, recognized as an industry leader in Medicare reimbursement solutions, to support a new Medicare contract awarded recently by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Under this new contract, FCSO will resolve reimbursement disputes beginning Jan. 1, 2009 between health care providers and organizations offering Medicare Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) plans. FCSO will license and employ the Burgess Reimbursement System to compute accurate pricing associated with disputed PFFS claims.

"The Burgess Reimbursement System was a key part of FCSO's winning proposal and will help ensure reimbursement disputes involving PFFS claims are resolved both timely and accurately," said Curtis Lord, FCSO vice chairman. Greg Burgess, founder and president of Burgess noted, "We are excited about our new partnership with FCSO and pleased to be able to provide the company and CMS with the most comprehensive software solution available for accurate Medicare claims pricing."

FCSO contracts with CMS to provide quality administrative services throughout the United States to Medicare beneficiaries and the health care providers who care for them. Services include claims processing, customer service, appeals adjudication, education and outreach activities and functions that help ensure the integrity of Medicare program payments. FCSO has over 1,100 staff at the company's headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., and in field offices in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Meriden, Conn. and Camarillo, Calif. For more information regarding FCSO, please visit www.fcso.com.

Burgess specializes in the design and delivery of comprehensive Medicare-based software, consulting and education products and services. Founded in 1996, Burgess clients include health plans, provide
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