CGS has provided quality, cost-effective services and technical solutions to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for over 46 years, impacting the lives of over 20 million Medicare beneficiaries and over 85,000 health care providers and suppliers of medical equipment in 33 states. CGS is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
CGS is the Jurisdiction C Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractor (DME MAC) providing services to the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia.
CGS is also the Jurisdiction 15 A/B Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) providing claims payment and services for Medicare Part A and Part B for the states of Kentucky and Ohio and Home Health & Hospice services for the states of Colorado, Delaware, D.C., Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
In addition, CGS provides a full suite of support services for the Medicaid program, providing states with flexibility in offering health care for those in need while reducing overall program costs.
Celerian Group is a consortium of companies which helps government and private healthcare plans navigate the complexities of benefits administration in a changed marketplace. As part of Celerian Group, CGS handles Medicare and Medicaid benefits administration, claims processing, member and provider services, provider credentialing, and education.
ABOUT BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF SOUTH CAROLINA
As the only South Carolina-owned and operated health insurance carrier, we have been offering security to Palmetto State citizens for more than 65 years. We are also one of South Carolina's largest employers.
But there is a lot more to us than health insurance. We have many affiliated companies that are not licensed with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. These companies are located in South Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas. Some offer other insurance products, such as property, life and mental health and substance abuse benefits. Others administer contracts for the federal government. Some even focus on technology. In fact, our data center, located in Columbia, S.C., is ranked in the top 2.5 percent worldwide by IBM.
BlueCross is also a major supporter of community and charitable causes. We support health care-related research, education and service in South Carolina through the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation.