The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on Wednesday, June 11, that Pinnacle Business Solutions, Inc. (PBSI) has been awarded a contract of up to five years for Medicare Administrative Carrier (MAC) Jurisdiction 7 (J7) which includes the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

As the A/B MAC contractor, PBSI will immediately begin implementation activities and will assume full responsibility for the claims processing work in its three-state jurisdiction no later than February 2009. PBSI headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, is the eighth new Part A/Part B MAC to be named by CMS. By 2011, a total of 15 new Part A/Part B Medicare contractors will cover every state and the District of Columbia.

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