HMS Wins Prestigious Information Technology Awards

  HMS Wins Prestigious Information Technology Awards

    Tops Ventana Research’s Categories for Analytics and Overall IT Leader

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 09, 2012

HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: HMSY) announced today that Ventana Research named
the company the winner of the analytics category at its 7^th annual Leadership
Awards yesterday. Mike Klinkenberg, senior director of business intelligence
for HMS, also won the Overall IT Leader Award.

The San Ramon, Calif.-based Ventana Research is a leading business technology
research and advisory services firm. The Leadership Awards recognize
organizations and supporting technology vendors that have achieved superior
results through people, processes, information, and technology while applying
best practices within specific business and technology categories.

HMS won the analytics category for advancing analytics capabilities by
leveraging key partners in data warehousing, data integration, big data
analytics, and business intelligence, such as Teradata, Informatica, and
MicroStrategy. HMS’s Klinkenberg won the Overall IT Leader Award for working
with key partners to deliver significant information technology improvements
at HMS.

“We have been pleased to see that important performance reports that used to
take weeks to develop are now available in seconds,” Klinkenberg said. “And
that these reports were delivered with quick time to value for our business

Cynthia Nustad, senior vice president and chief information officer of HMS,
summed up: “Since HMS specializes in healthcare analytics, we’re excited to
win Ventana Research’s analytics award. Our improved data warehouse helps
individuals at all levels of the organization better serve our government and
commercial insurance clients.”

Mark Smith, chief executive officer and chief research officer of Ventana
Research, added, “The 2012 Leadership Awards is the largest industry
technology awards to date, with over 26 awards honoring individuals and
organizations of all industries and sizes from across the world that have
distinguished themselves in their approach to using software and technology. I
would also like to congratulate HMS for their achievements and also to
congratulate the technology vendors for their support in helping their
customers find the most value from their investments.”

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.

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