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S.C. BlueCross Awarded Contract to Continue Services for Medicaid Program

May 10, 2010

Columbia, S.C. – BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina will continue providing administrative services to South Carolina’s Medicaid program under a new five-year contract the company was awarded by the state Department of Health & Human Services.
 
Medicaid, administered by DHHS, is the federal- and state-funded health care program for low-income and disabled residents.
 
The contract is for services that include claims processing support, provider enrollment and training, prior authorization support, reference file updates, electronic data interchange support, and more. BlueCross has provided these services to DHHS since 1990. Approximately 100 BlueCross employees are assigned to the contract.
 
According to DHHS, approximately 30,000 health care providers and 803,000 beneficiaries are enrolled in South Carolina’s Medicaid program.
 
“We appreciate the confidence the state Department of Health & Human Services has placed in BlueCross and its employees to continue providing outstanding service and value to the Medicaid program and its beneficiaries,” said Keith Gardner, vice president of Medicaid Operations at S.C. BlueCross. 

About BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. The only South Carolina-owned and operated health insurance carrier, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina comprises more than 30 companies involved in health insurance services, U.S. DoD health program and Medicare contracts, other insurance and employee benefits services, and a philanthropic foundation that funds programs to improve health care and access to health care for South Carolinians.

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