|By Business Wire||
|September 17, 2012 09:07 AM EDT||
National Government Services, Inc. was recently ranked in the top 500 most innovative IT companies by InformationWeek magazine. InformationWeek’s annual ranking, now in its 23rd year, spotlights the top 500 companies across all industries and bases their ranking on how businesses are utilizing new technology to drive business results.
This marks the third year that National Government Services has been included in InformationWeek’s Top 500 Innovator list.
This year, National Government Services highlighted its Information Dashboard’s (iDashboard) implementation. The implementation simplified payment and history files, greatly reducing the amount of time associates previously spent running manual reports.
“National Government Services has been able to reallocate key resources, previously spent on performance data inquires, to adding additional client value and strategic tasks.” explains National Government Services vice president of Health IT, Tim Masheck. “The ranking showcases how National Government Services is embracing the spirit of innovation.”
For more information on how companies are chosen, visit InformationWeek 500.
About National Government Services, Inc.
For 46 years, National Government Services has been a trusted partner and innovative leader in federal health care contracting. Employing more than 1,800 associates, National Government Services is committed to providing robust health information technology and administrative services. As a Medicare contractor for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), National Government Services processed 170 million Medicare claims and administered benefits of $75.6 billion from the Medicare Trust Fund in 2011. National Government Services is a subsidiary of WellPoint, a Fortune 50 company, and one of the largest health benefits companies in the nation. Additional information about National Government Services is available at www.wellpoint.com/ngs.
About WellPoint, Inc.
At WellPoint, we believe there is an important connection between our members’ health and well-being—and the value we bring our customers and shareholders. So each day we work to improve the health of our members and their communities. And, we can make a real difference since we have nearly 34 million people in our branded health plans, and more than 62 million people served through our subsidiaries. As an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, WellPoint serves members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York (as the Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in 10 New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as the Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), and Wisconsin. In a majority of these service areas, WellPoint’s plans do business as Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, or Empire Blue Cross (in the New York service areas). WellPoint also serves customers throughout the country as UniCare and in certain California, Arizona and Nevada markets through our CareMore subsidiary. Additional information about WellPoint is available at www.wellpoint.com