HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: HMSY)—a leading provider of cost-containment services for Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial healthcare payers—announced today that it would donate $25,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. The fund will help New Jersey citizens rebuild after the devastation caused by the storm.
“Our hearts go out to the people of New Jersey,” said Bill Lucia, CEO of HMS Holdings. “We’ve heard their stories because many of our clients and employees live and work there. HMS salutes their resilience and appreciates the opportunity to help New Jerseyans move forward.”
“Hurricane Sandy has brought unthinkable devastation to parts of our Garden State, destroying homes, businesses, and some of New Jersey’s most identifiable icons,” said New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie, who serves as chair of the fund. “The images and stories of the damage are heartbreaking. In the aftermath, we must support and help our friends, neighbors, and so many others impacted by the storm. The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund is an important way to help our citizens rebuild their lives."
About HMS Holdings Corp.HMS Holdings Corp., through such business units as HMS and HDI, provides coordination of benefits and program integrity services for payers. These units serve health and human services programs in more than 40 states; commercial programs, including commercial plans, employers, and over 135 Medicaid managed care plans; the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); and Veterans Administration facilities. As a result of these services, clients recovered more than $2.5 billion and saved nearly $7 billion through the prevention of erroneous payments in 2011. About Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund A charitable nonprofit organization created in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund will help collect and distribute resources to rebuild New Jersey communities, aide in the recovery effort, and fill in the gaps when people need help. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be spent in the Garden State.