HMS Wins Inaugural CSO40 Best Security Award

  HMS Wins Inaugural CSO40 Best Security Award

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 23, 2013

HMS, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: HMSY), announced
today that it has been named an honoree of a 2013 CSO40 Award from IDG’s CSO
magazine. This new award honors 40 companies that have demonstrated that their
security projects have created outstanding value and thought leadership.

The award-winning effort involved the creation of an enterprise-class security
organization to manage the integrity of HMS’s data. “This project improved
security awareness, protection from data leakage, and monitoring of
compliance,” said Scott Pettigrew, chief security officer of HMS. “The credit
for these improvements and the award goes to our hardworking team.”

Derek Slater, editor in chief of CSO, agreed with that assessment: “This
year's honorees have created outstanding security projects and initiatives
that have truly resulted in positive long-lasting outcomes for their
organizations. We are pleased to have these organizations as our first class
of CSO40 Award honorees.”

“The security of our data underlies HMS’s mission to power the healthcare
system with integrity,” said Cynthia Nustad, chief information officer of HMS.
“The CSO40 Award recognizes the innovation we bring to the industry.”

About HMS

HMS is the nation's leader in coordination of benefits and program integrity
services for healthcare payers. HMS's clients include health and human
services programs in more than 40 states; commercial programs, including
commercial plans, employers, and over 140 Medicaid managed care plans; the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); and Veterans Administration
facilities. As a result of the Company's services, clients recovered over $2.5
billion in 2011, and saved nearly $7 billion through the prevention of
erroneous payments.

About CSO

CSO is the premier content and community resource for security decision-makers
leading “business risk management” efforts within their organization. For more
than a decade, CSO’s award-winning website (CSOonline.com), publication,
executive conferences, custom solutions and research have equipped security
decision-makers to mitigate both IT and corporate/physical risk for their
organizations and provided opportunities for security vendors looking to reach
this audience. To assist CSOs in educating their organizations’ employees on
corporate and personal security practices, CSO also produces the quarterly
newsletter Security Smart. CSO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of
International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and
research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

Contact:

HMS
Media relations:
Francesca Marraro, 212-857-5442
fmarraro@hms.com
or
Investor relations:
Christine Saenz, 212-857-5986
csaenz@hms.com
 
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