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Highmark Medicare Services Awarded New Contract from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Date:1/9/2009

ract for Highmark Medicare Services. In October 2007, CMS awarded the company the MAC Jurisdiction 12 (J12) contract to handle claims for both Medicare Part A and Part B fee-for-service claims in Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, and the northern Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax and Alexandria, Va.

Under the MAC J12 contract, Highmark Medicare Services is processing more than 131 million Medicare fee-for-service claims annually from hospitals, institutional providers, physicians and other health care practitioners for this area, which includes more than 4.2 million Medicare beneficiaries. The MAC J12 transition from previous contractors to Highmark Medicare Services was completed last month.

"We have been a partner with the government since the Medicare program began and this is just the latest step in enhancing our relationship with CMS," said Patrick Kiley, president, Highmark Medicare Services. "The government's involvement in health care in the future will continue to grow, and we believe our relationship with CMS positions us well to continue in this important partnership."

The transition for J15 begins in January 2009. Highmark Medicare Services currently has 950 employees. Highmark Medicare Services maintains offices in Camp Hill, Pittsburgh, Williamsport, Fort Washington, Pa. and Hunt Valley, Md.

Highmark Inc.

Highmark Medicare Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Highmark Inc.

Highmark Inc. is a major force for Pennsylvania's economy. According to a Tripp Umbach study, Highmark has a $2.5 billion impact on the economy and that includes about 11,000 employees of Highmark in Pennsylvania. Overall, Highmark and its subsidiaries have 19,000 employees.

As one of the leading health insurers in Pennsylvania, Highmark Inc.'s mission is to provide access to affordable, quality health c
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