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WellPoint Subsidiary Wins Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contract Valued at $86.7 Million

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that its subsidiary, National Government Services, Inc., was selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue administering the Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contract (DME MAC) for Jurisdiction B, which includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

National Government Services was originally awarded the Jurisdiction B DME MAC contract in January 2006. This award, like the original award, consists of a base year and four one-year options. As required by section 911 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), CMS must recompete its DME MAC contracts every five years.

National Government Services, one of the nation's largest Medicare contractors, will continue to perform key Medicare administrative functions for suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) as this new contract becomes effective in December 2010.

"This contract represents CMS' continued confidence in our ability to deliver excellent service and value to our federal government partners," said Sandy Miller, senior vice president of WellPoint's Federal Government Solutions business. "We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue to serve CMS and the nearly 23,000 DME suppliers in Jurisdiction B."

For more information about National Government Services, visit the company Web site at

About WellPoint, Inc.

WellPoint works to simplify the connection between Health, Care and Value. We help to improve the health of our communities, deliver better care to members, and provide greater value to our customers and shareholders. WellPoint is the nation's largest health benefits company, with more than 33 million members in its affiliated health plans, and a total of more than 69 million individuals served through all subsidiaries.  As an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, WellPoint serves members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York (as the Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in 10 New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as the Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), and Wisconsin.  In a majority of these service areas, WellPoint does business as Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield or Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (in the New York service areas).  WellPoint also serves customers throughout the country as UniCare. Additional information about WellPoint is available at

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