Highmark Medicare Services announced that it expects to add more than 500 jobs after the CMS chose the company to be the Medicare administrative contractor for seven new states.
Highmark gets Medicare contract for seven more states
Under the five-year contract, the company will handle both Medicare Part A and Part B fee-for-service claims for hospitals, physicians and other healthcare practitioners in Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, according to a Highmark Medicare Services news release.
It already serves as the Medicare administrative contractor for Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
Highmark Medicare Services has offices in Camp Hill, Pittsburgh and Williamsport, Pa., and in Hunt Valley, Md., and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Highmark, which is a Pittsburgh-based licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
The company recently reached an agreement to acquire West Penn Allegheny Health System, a struggling five-hospital system based in Pittsburgh.
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