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TrailBlazer wins Medicare contract

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a new contract to TrailBlazer Health Enterprises, LLC, of Dallas, Texas, to serve as the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdiction 7, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

The full period of contract performance is five years, including implementation, a base operations period and four available option years. Financial terms were not disclosed.

TrailBlazer already serves as the MAC for Jurisdiction 4, composed of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado, and will begin implementing operations in the new service area immediately.<

Gil R. Glover, TrailBlazer’s president and COO, said the states in MAC Jurisdictions 4 and 7 comprise more than 13 percent of the national Medicare fee-for-service workload. MAC contractors generally are responsible for claims payments, Medicare provider enrollment and customer service and audit activities. There are 15 MAC jurisdictions nationally for administration of the Medicare fee-for-service program.

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