NHIC, Corp.—a subsidiary of HP Enterprise Services, Palo Alto, Calif.—has received a five-year, $72.3 million renewal contract with the CMS to work with durable-medical-equipment suppliers in 11 Northeastern states and Washington, D.C.
HP subsidiary gets $72 million CMS contract
NHIC has been servicing suppliers in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington since 2006, when the company's original contract called for supporting the CMS' phase-in of Medicare Contracting Reform provisions that were authorized by the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003.
Under the new contract's terms, NHIC will work with the CMS to help the agency provide accurate and timely Medicare program payments for home medical equipment, prosthetic and orthotic supplies. Claims processing, appeals processing, medical review and customer service are among the services to be offered. "HP, through its subsidiary NHIC, Corp., will continue to assist CMS by increasing productivity of claims processing, improving customer satisfaction and providing more efficient administration of DME benefits to the Northeast region," Dennis Stolkey, senior vice president of HP Enterprise Services' U.S. Public Sector, said in a news release about the contract.
Last week, HP announced plans to purchase Autonomy Corp., Cambridge, England, as part of a plan to focus on business and public-sector rather than consumer clients.
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