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HMS Awarded Third Party Data Match and Recovery Contract by Mississippi Medicaid

NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HMS (Nasdaq: HMSY) today announced that it had been awarded a contract by the State of Mississippi, Office of the Governor, Division of Medicaid (DOM) to provide various third party recovery activities, including data matches with commercial and government insurers, commercial and Medicare recoveries, Medicare Buy-In services, and Medical Support Enforcement services.

The contract also includes pharmacy data matches to be transmitted to pharmacies at the point of sale.

"This win underscores HMS's leadership position in the third party liability industry, especially given that the State of Mississippi has never before procured these services," said Maria Perrin, HMS Executive Vice President of Government Services. "It also demonstrates that states continue to adopt HMS's proven technology for real time pharmacy cost avoidance services."

With the addition of Mississippi, HMS has been awarded nine consecutive, competitively bid State Medicaid Third Party Recovery contracts.

About HMS (Nasdaq: HMSY)

HMS is the leader in coordination of benefits and program integrity services for government healthcare programs. The company's clients include health and human services programs in more than 40 states, 100 Medicaid managed care plans, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Veterans Administration facilities. HMS helps ensure that healthcare claims are paid correctly and by the responsible party. As a result of the company's services, government healthcare programs recover over $1 billion annually, and avoid billions of dollars more in erroneous payments.

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