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NASCO Celebrates 27 Years of Serving Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans Across the Nation

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ATLANTA, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the National Account Service Company (NASCO) celebrates 27 years of providing an integrated membership and claims processing system for some of the largest Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® (BCBS) Plans in the country. In 1987, NASCO was founded to provide effective and efficient processing of national account business for BCBS Plans, and national account business remains at the heart of who we are and what we do.

From the beginning, superior service was our hallmark, and with a focus on providing uniform and accurate claims processing, we soon grew to become the most reliable conduit between our Plan customers. As the chief point of consistency across the BCBS Plans, we quickly honed our technical, process and relationship skills to bridge claims, benefits and reimbursement gaps. Today, NASCO provides an integrated membership and claims processing system that supports national and local accounts, Medicare Advantage, FEP, and public and private exchange business, and we have earned a reputation for bridging the payer gap with quality support and personal service.

In this, our 27th anniversary year, NASCO can proudly look back at a heritage of achievement in which we've increased our products, enhanced our services and expanded our technologies to efficiently process claims and support the membership and billing needs for over 3200 accounts and nearly 20 million members.

"NASCO has a rich history with the Blues, and together, we have experienced a great deal of success over these past 27 years," said John Ladaga, President and CEO for NASCO. "We know that our success is only as great as the success of our customers, and I'd like to thank our Plan customers for their continued partnership."

NASCO's foundation is our claims processing system. The NASCO Processing System (NPS) provides consistent benefit reimbursement to members no matter where they live, work or travel, and our Plan customers count on the NPS for reliability, flexibility, scalability and operational performance. Processing over 250 million claims annually, the NPS is a highly configurable system that easily manages complex benefit designs, one of the many reasons our Plan customers entrust us with their largest, most prestigious accounts.

"NASCO is a valued business partner for Anthem National Accounts," said Perry Pogany, Vice President of Account Management for Anthem National Accounts. "NASCO's experience in the national accounts space ensures us, and our clients, that they have the capabilities to handle the complexities that America's largest employers bring to the table."

NASCO maneuvers through complex national account business on behalf of our customers - so they can realize value faster and with greater confidence. Providing much more than an integrated membership and claims processing system, NASCO offers a variety of services to our Plan customers, including testing and benefit services. Recognizing the value of our hands-on approach and experience, our customers turn to NASCO first for advice to help meet any payer challenge they may face.

"As we continue to grow, and as the needs of our clients evolve to reflect the changing healthcare environment, I believe NASCO will help us respond effectively and appropriately to the challenges ahead," continued Pogany.

NASCO is owned by and exclusively serves the needs of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans across the nation. As we celebrate our 27th year serving our community of Blue Plans, we remain dedicated to helping the Blues build a better healthcare system for America. We are more than just a company. We are a community. We are NASCO.

NASCO provides information technology solutions to Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans across the nation. Celebrating 27 years of service, this Atlanta-based company's single-system solution is designed to ensure that Plan members' insurance claims are paid accurately and efficiently. NASCO was founded in 1987 to provide an integrated membership and claims processing system for national accounts. Today, NASCO's capabilities extend to include support for individual, local and government accounts while its multitude of performance-based services help its Plan customers improve their operational efficiencies and reduce costs. NASCO, owned by several Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, has processed over 1 billion claims and is unsurpassed in the market for reliability, flexibility, scalability and operational performance. For more information, visit www.nasco.com.

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