|By PR Newswire||
|March 27, 2014 08:30 AM EDT|
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded First Coast Service Options (First Coast) the A/B Medicare Administrative Contractor contract for Jurisdiction N (JN), formerly Jurisdiction 9, which includes Florida, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
This Medicare claims administration contract is anticipated to be operational in July 2014, and it will be serviced out of First Coast's Jacksonville headquarters and satellite offices in Miami, Orlando and Tampa, Fla.
"This award is a true reflection of First Coast's outstanding performance results and a lot of hard work by many, many dedicated employees," CEO Sandy Coston said. "This award shows CMS' confidence in our ability to effectively deliver Medicare benefit administration services."
First Coast has served as a Medicare claims administrator for nearly 50 years. JN represents more than 2.6 million beneficiaries, 88,000 providers and approximately 8 percent of the national Medicare Part A and Part B workload.
About First Coast Service Options
First Coast Service Options, Inc. (First Coast) is an administrative services processor for government-sponsored healthcare programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. First Coast is a wholly owned subsidiary of Diversified Service Options, Inc. First Coast is the current Part A and B Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Services include claims processing, customer service, appeals adjudication, education and outreach activities and functions that help promote the integrity of Medicare program payments.
Media contact: Adriane Tish
SOURCE First Coast Service Options