HP subsidiary awarded $72M CMS contract
NHIC, a subsidiary of HP, has been awarded a $72.3 million, five-year contract renewal by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue servicing durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers in 11 northeastern U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Under the new contract, NHIC will support CMS’ responsibility to provide Medicare program payments for home medical equipment, prosthetic and orthotic supplies. The original contract, awarded in 2006, supported CMS’ implementation of Medicare Contracting Reform provisions mandated by the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, according to a statement by HP of Palo Alto, Calif.

Since 2006, NHIC has been servicing DME suppliers in Jurisdiction A, which includes Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Services for this contract include claims processing, medical review, medical policy, appeals processing and customer service. NHIC will continue to provide these services through March 2016.