TrailBlazer Health Enterprises was awarded a contract by the CMS to serve as a Medicare administrative contractor. The deal is valued at $134 million.
The company, which is a unit of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, will be responsible for claims payments, provider enrollment and customer service for the region including Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. TrailBlazer already contracts with CMS to administer Medicare for the region including Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado. The latest contract may continue up to five years, with an implementation and base operations period followed by four option years.
Dallas-based TrailBlazer houses its information technology in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina's data center in Columbia, S.C.