Novitas Solutions Announces 200 New Jobs in Jacksonville
Novitas is a subsidiary of Florida Blue
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Novitas Solutions, Inc. (Novitas), a subsidiary of Florida Blue and the current Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdiction 12 (J12), which covers Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C., recently was awarded the Medicare Administrative Contract for Jurisdiction H (JH), which covers Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. As a result of this new contract, Novitas has announced it will bring approximately 200 new full-time jobs to Jacksonville.
"We are certain that the top notch talent we need for expanding our team can be found in Jacksonville," stated Sandy Coston, CEO for Novitas Solutions. "Adding these new jobs to our local offices is a positive alternative for us and we are happy to continue supporting the Jacksonville community."
The company has begun recruiting candidates for the new positions and hopes to have all positions filled by mid-July. The new jobs will be located at the company's Riverside Office Complex on Riverside Avenue.
Along with its responsibilities as the MAC for J12, the MAC JH contract gives Novitas Solutions accountability for Medicare Part A and Part B fee-for-service claims and other administrative services for more than 8.4 million Medicare beneficiaries, approximately 1,800 hospitals and 287,000 physicians and other healthcare practitioners for 11 states and the District of Columbia. Under MAC JH, Novitas Solutions will also be responsible for some key specialty functions, including processing Indian Health Service facility claims for the entire country and serving as the designated A/B MAC to support centralized billing by immunization clinics.
About Novitas Solutions, Inc. (formerly Highmark Medicare Services)
Novitas Solutions, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Diversified Service Options (DSO) -- a holding company, wholly-owned by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. Novitas Solutions provides administrative services processing for government-sponsored health care programs on behalf of the federal government and currently administers the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) Jurisdiction 12 (J12) and Jurisdiction H (JH) contracts. Novitas Solutions also administers the payment processing for the Federal Reimbursement of Emergency Health Services Furnished to Undocumented Aliens contract, as authorized under Section 1011 of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act.
About Diversified Services Options
Diversified Service Options, Inc. (DSO) is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. and wholly-owned by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. DSO was created in 1998 to address the company's long-term government business strategies. It was established as a holding company for fee-for-service government health care companies that today includes First Coast Service Options, Inc. (FCSO) – the current Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdiction 9 (J9), which covers Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Novitas Solutions, Inc. – the MAC for Jurisdiction 12 (J12) and Jurisdiction H (JH) and the payment processor under the Section 1011 contract. DSO is also a 50 percent owner of TriCenturion, Inc., a Program Safeguard Contractor under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to perform selected Medicare program integrity tasks.
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