CGS gains lion’s share of DME workload

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

NASHVILLE – CMS has awarded CGS Administrators a $78 million contract for DMEPOS claims in Jurisdiction B, according to a press release. 

The contract represents approximately 20.7% of the national DMEPOS workload and covers claims by more than 6.8 million beneficiaries and 18,000 DME suppliers in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Nationally, CGS will now administer about 60% of Medicare DME claims.

CGS, which has been headquartered here since 1966 and employs more than 800, will add about 150 new jobs as a result of the new contract, it stated.

“We are committed to continuous improvement and innovative approaches to serving our customers, and it is that commitment by each person in our company that makes this kind of growth possible,” said Steven Smith, CGS president and COO.

The transition of the contract is expected to take about four months.