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Noridian Healthcare Solutions Under New Leadership

Jan 11, 2022|,

Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian), a leader in developing solutions for federal, state and commercial health care programs, is beginning 2022 with a new CEO.

Jon Bogenreif will take over as CEO after a year of working alongside previous CEO Paul Wilson, who retired at the end of last year.

“Helping people through health care is what drives me—it’s my ‘why,’ and every day at Noridian, we work to enable access and eliminate barriers to health care,” Bogenreif shares. “Noridian has set a bold growth strategy which will expand our footprint, allowing us to help even more people, locally and nationally. I am excited to work closely with the senior leadership team to carry out this strategic plan and make it a reality.”

Prior to joining Noridian, Bogenreif was a senior vice president at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.

“Jon’s tremendous talent and background are what Noridian needs to stay focused and on course for long-term success,” shares retired CEO Paul Wilson. “Noridian’s foundation is solid, and the stage is set for expansion into additional markets that will benefit from the organization’s expertise.”

Moving forward, Bogenreif plans to continue the history of success developed during Wilson’s time at the organization and live out the company’s core values of constant innovation, service excellence, responsible stewardship, integrity and effective collaboration.

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About Noridian Healthcare Solutions
Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian) develops solutions for federal, state and commercial health care programs through a full suite of innovative offerings, including claims processing, medical review, and contact center and provider administrative services. Headquartered in Fargo, N.D. with staff located throughout the nation, Noridian administrates people-first services across all 50 U.S. states. Leveraging its decades of experience, the Noridian team designs and implements customizable, high-quality solutions to eliminate common health care barriers, enabling access to care. For more information, visit www.noridian.com.

Media Contact
Tiff Dschaak, VP of Product and Bid Management
Phone: 701-433-3059
Email: Tiffany.dschaak@noridian.com


Noridian Awarded GSA Contract, Helping Agencies Simplify the Procurement Process

Dec 14, 2021|,

Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian), a leader in developing solutions for federal, state and commercial health care programs, has been awarded an Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The IDIQ contract enables federal, state and local government agencies to streamline the procurement process because it indicates a company is a trusted, reliable vendor that complies with industry rules and regulations. As a result, agencies can easily secure Noridian’s innovative solutions and reputable services through the GSA schedule.

“Noridian is committed to providing cost-effective, high-quality administrative services to government agencies, which is why we pursued the GSA contract so we can continue helping clients focus on what they do best — serving their constituents,” said Jon Bogenreif, CEO of Noridian. “Many Federal stakeholders use the GSA schedule to post their opportunities and simplify the procurement process. With this award, they can confidently and efficiently contract with us to meet their program needs.”

As part of the contract award, Noridian will be listed as a partner on the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) team, helping to continue to expand its market presence. Being a MAS partner indicates Noridian’s ability to meet GSA’s high standards and signals to agencies the company’s ability to provide fair and reasonably priced services and products.

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About Noridian Healthcare Solutions
Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian) develops solutions for federal, state and commercial health care programs through a full suite of innovative offerings, including claims processing, medical review, and contact center and provider administrative services. Headquartered in Fargo, N.D. with staff located throughout the nation, Noridian administrates people-first services across all 50 U.S. states. Leveraging its decades of experience, the Noridian team designs and implements customizable, high-quality solutions to eliminate common health care barriers, enabling access to care. For more information, visit www.noridian.com.

Media Contact
Tiff Dschaak, VP of Product and Bid Management
Phone: 701-433-3059
Email: Tiffany.dschaak@noridian.com


Noridian Healthcare Solutions Promotes Four to Senior Leadership Team

Dec 02, 2021|,

Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian), a leader in developing solutions for federal, state and commercial health care programs, has promoted four employees to its senior leadership team. This team’s unique and expansive leadership experience will position Noridian for continued and adaptive growth.

Promotions include Senior Vice President (SVP), Chief Growth Officer Robert “Woody” Barela; SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Ranga Nutakki; SVP, Strategy and Enterprise Risk Management Jennifer Sandell; and SVP, Chief Financial Officer Laura Werk.

“Noridian has a rich history of improving lives by solving complex health care challenges, and these additions to our senior leadership team bring a growth mindset to keep us on the leading edge of the industry as we design and implement high-quality solutions for our current and future clients,” shares Jon Bogenreif, CEO of Noridian. “We are thrilled to have Woody, Ranga, Jennifer and Laura on our team, as they embody our core values of constant innovation, service excellence, responsible stewardship, integrity and effective collaboration.”

Core responsibilities and relevant experience for each leader include:

  • Woody Barela: As SVP, Chief Growth Officer, Barela will direct Noridian’s vision for growth and financial performance by leading strategic efforts for all target markets. With more than 25 years of experience in federal, state and commercial health plan markets, he has held multiple senior leadership roles within rapidly growing health care service enterprises.
  • Ranga Nutakki: Serving as SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Nutakki will lead legal services for new business, government contracts and other corporate ventures. His expansive career includes strategic transactions, securities and corporate law, and compliance in both corporations and private practice.
  • Jennifer Sandell: In the role of SVP, Strategy and Enterprise Risk Management, Sandell is responsible for creating a strategic concept and plan to move Noridian forward with new business opportunities. She brings a resume of results-driven financing and an ability to maximize business opportunities.
  • Laura Werk: As SVP, Chief Financial Officer, Werk is responsible for financial oversight and planning. Her diverse business profile includes financial and operational management with the proven ability to find strategic business solutions.

Nutakki and Werk are in Fargo, Barela will execute his role from the Denver metro area, and Sandell is based in the Minneapolis metro area. For more information about Noridian, visit www.noridian.com.

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About Noridian Healthcare Solutions
Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian) develops solutions for federal, state and commercial health care programs through a full suite of innovative offerings, including claims processing, medical review, and contact center and provider administrative services. Headquartered in Fargo, N.D. with staff located throughout the nation, Noridian administrates people-first services across all 50 U.S. states. Leveraging its decades of experience, the Noridian team designs and implements customizable, high-quality solutions to eliminate common health care barriers, enabling access to care. For more information, visit www.noridian.com.

Media Contact
Tiff Dschaak, VP of Product and Bid Management
Phone: 701-433-3059
Email: Tiffany.dschaak@noridian.com


Noridian Healthcare Solutions Hires First Government Affairs Director

Nov 16, 2021|,

Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian), a leader in developing solutions for federal, state and commercial health care programs, today announced the appointment of Joe Williamson as its director of government affairs. In this brand-new role, Williamson will help Noridian understand how federal, state and local initiatives impact its clients, which will positively influence the company’s innovative solutions and services.

“Since 1966, Noridian has been achieving ongoing successes as the government claims contractor for the federal Medicare program. As a result, our government contracts continue to grow and we identified a need for a government affairs director to ensure we’re equipped to administer customizable solutions that solve our current and future clients’ challenges,” shares Jon Bogenreif, CEO of Noridian. “We’re excited for Joe to join our team because his many years of health care experience and multitude of government relationships skills will support Noridian’s growing clientele base.”

Williamson’s other responsibilities include monitoring public policy initiatives that impact Noridian’s government clients while managing government relations. Prior to joining Noridian, he served as director for the Retail Industry Leaders Association and, before that, as a legislative representative for Kaiser Permanente in Washington D.C., where he worked closely with industry executives to address key challenges and opportunities. His work has also included analyzing, refining and supporting policy development for his associations.

“I was drawn to Noridian because of its reputation of putting people first and the admirable work their team provides as the contractor for the federal Medicare program,” explains Williamson. “It’s an exciting time to join Noridian as the company continues to expand its business. I look forward to supporting this growth by working to uncover how government initiatives impact our current and future clients so our team can provide the right services to solve challenges and make their visions a reality.”

Based in Raleigh, N.C., Williamson began his tenure with Noridian on Nov. 8, 2021.

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About Noridian Healthcare Solutions
Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian) develops solutions for federal, state and commercial health care programs through a full suite of innovative offerings, including claims processing, medical review, and contact center and provider administrative services. Headquartered in Fargo, N.D. with staff located throughout the nation, Noridian administrates people-first services across all 50 U.S. states. Leveraging its decades of experience, the Noridian team designs and implements customizable, high-quality solutions to eliminate common health care barriers, enabling access to care. For more information, visit www.noridian.com.

Media Contact
Tiff Dschaak, VP of Product and Bid Management
Phone: 701-433-3059
Email: Tiffany.dschaak@noridian.com


Noridian Awarded Medicaid Provider Enrollment Services Contract by North Dakota Department of Human Services

Jun 30, 2021|,

FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA – June 30, 2021  Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian) has been awarded a contract to enroll qualified providers and suppliers into the Medicaid Program. This contract, awarded to Noridian by the North Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS), will cover an initial contract period of 16 months with the option of two extensions of 24 months each.

Noridian’s proposal to North Dakota’s DHS showcased decades of experience running large-scale call centers, Medicaid knowledge, and a more efficient call center model. “This award reflects Noridian’s reputation as a dependable contracting partner,” said Paul Wilson, Noridian President and CEO.

Headquartered in North Dakota, Noridian has deep roots in the state. “Fifty years ago, when Noridian started, Medicare claims from North Dakota providers were the first claims we processed,” said Wilson. “We have grown tremendously and now have a nationwide footprint, serving both federal and state health care programs. But we still focus on the person in each transaction. We believe every encounter is worthy of our very best.”

Noridian already assists many North Dakota providers and members with questions about Medicaid claims payment, claims submission, and prior authorization. That work is done under a separate Medicaid Call Center contract awarded in June 2019 to Noridian by North Dakota DHS. In April 2020, DHS also contracted with Noridian to assist with answering questions that come into the COVID-19 hotline.

“Service providers are the heart of North Dakota’s Medicaid program,” said Caprice Knapp, DHS Medical Services Division director. “Our latest partnership with Noridian will provide even better customer service and support to providers who serve North Dakota Medicaid members.”

On a nationwide scale, Noridian holds several Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) contracts including the Medicare Part A/Part B contracts for Jurisdictions E and F, and the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) contracts for Jurisdictions A and D. Noridian also is the Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC) for CMS and holds a Unified Program Integrity Contractor (UPIC) award, which allows Noridian to bid on procurements under the UPIC umbrella.

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About Noridian Healthcare Solutions

Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian) designs and delivers innovative administrative services that enhance federal and state government health care programs. Noridian has served as a government claims contractor since the federal Medicare program’s inception in 1966. The company is headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, with staff located throughout the country. For more information, visit https://www.noridian.com.

Media Contact:

Troy Aswege

Senior Vice President Operations

Noridian

701-282-1507

troy.aswege@noridian.com


Noridian Healthcare Solutions re-awarded CMS JE contract

Dec 21, 2020|,

FARGO, N.D. – (December 21, 2020) Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian) has been re-awarded the Part A and Part B Medicare Administrative Contractor Jurisdiction E (JE) contract by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), concluding a full-and-open competitive procurement. Under this re-award, Noridian will continue to perform the JE contract, which it was first awarded in 2012.

“The JE re-award reflects CMS’ confidence in our abilities as a MAC contractor to achieve solid performance and introduce innovations that provide the best value to CMS, “said Paul Wilson, President and CEO. “This award is a direct result of the good work Noridian employees do every day.”

Under the JE contract, Noridian will continue to process claims for California, Nevada, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands. The contract serves 118,765 physicians and over 440 hospitals. Jurisdiction E represents nearly 10% of the national Medicare Part A and B claims volume.

The contract period for the new award includes a base year and six optional one-year renewal years, with a total value of $525 million.

In addition to the JE contract, Noridian holds the Medicare Part A and Part B contract for Jurisdiction F and the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) contracts for Jurisdictions A and D. Noridian also is the Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC) for CMS and holds a Unified Program Integrity Contractor (UPIC) award, which allows Noridian to bid on procurements under the UPIC umbrella.

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About Noridian Healthcare Solutions

Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian) designs and delivers innovative administrative services that enhance federal and state government health care programs. Noridian has served as a government claims contractor since the federal Medicare program’s inception in 1966. The company is headquartered in Fargo, N.D., with staff located throughout the country. For more information, visit https://www.noridian.com.

 

Media Contact:

Kirsten Dockter

Communications & Marketing Manager

701-715-9586

kirsten.dockter@noridian.com


Mamuya Promoted to Noridian VP of Medical Policy

May 15, 2020|,

Wilfred (Fred) Mamuya, MD, PhD, has been promoted to Vice President of Medical Policy for Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC. Noridian is a trusted Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) serving beneficiaries, health care providers, and durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers across the United States.

A graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Mamuya completed his medical residency and fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA. He is board certified in internal medicine, specializing in cardiovascular disease and licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts.

Well-respected by colleagues, Dr. Mamuya has been the medical director for the Medicare Jurisdiction A DME MAC since 2013. In his newly expanded role, he will provide policy oversight and lead medical director collaboration for Noridian’s Jurisdictions A, D, E, F, and Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC) contracts, as well as potential new Noridian clinical contracts.

Dr. Mamuya expressed appreciation to Noridian’s senior leadership team for entrusting him in this role, adding, “I look forward to forming enduring relationships with each member of the Noridian family, so that in these changing times, we can together navigate towards whatever ‘new normal’ lies ahead of us.”

With Dr. Mamuya’s promotion, Noridian’s long-standing medical director, Dr. Richard Whitten, will continue full-time medical director responsibilities for the SMRC contract. Noridian’s federal health care contracts will continue to benefit from Dr. Whitten’s 20 years of Medicare experience and knowledge. Dr. Mamuya noted, “Dick is a renaissance man, likely cannot be replicated, and we are all grateful for his many years of leadership.”

Dr. Whitten stated, “Fred now has responsibility for coordinating all activities and processes to assure clinical appropriateness and standards of care within the boundaries of federal and state laws, regulations, and coverage requirements.” He added, “His position provides the expertise to explain, teach, and represent these criteria, activities, and processes to all stakeholders, as appropriate, and specifically on a regular basis to Noridian’s Senior Leadership for both current and potential areas of business. We are in very good hands!”

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About Noridian Healthcare Solutions

Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian) designs and delivers innovative administrative services that enhance federal and state government health care programs. Noridian has served as a government claims contractor since the federal Medicare program’s inception in 1966. The company is headquartered in Fargo, N.D., with staff located throughout the country. For more information, visit www.noridian.com.

 


Noridian Healthcare Solutions receives North Dakota COVID-19 hotline contract

Apr 21, 2020|,

FARGO, N.D. – (April 21, 2020) Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian) has received a contract to provide assistance to the North Dakota Department of Health’s COVID-19 hotline. The hotline was established by the Department to answer questions and advise residents about coronavirus precautions, COVID-19 testing, quarantine guidelines and a rapidly changing and growing list of…Read More


Noridian Healthcare Solutions Awarded Medicaid Call Center Contract by North Dakota Department of Human Services

Jun 14, 2019|

Noridian Healthcare Solutions Awarded Medicaid Call Center Contract by North Dakota Department of Human Services

FARGO, N.D. – (June 14, 2019) Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian) has been awarded a $3.3 million contract by the North Dakota Department of Human Services. Noridian will support North Dakota’s Medicaid members and providers by answering their questions about Medicaid claims payment, claims submission, and prior authorization.

Noridian’s proposal to the North Dakota Department of Human Services showcased decades of experience running large-scale call centers, Medicaid knowledge, and a more efficient call center model. As the Medicare Part A, Part B, and Durable Medical Equipment contractor for North Dakota, Noridian already supports many of the providers participating in Medicaid. “This award reflects Noridian’s reputation as a dependable contracting partner,” said Paul Wilson, Noridian President and CEO.
Headquartered in North Dakota, Noridian has deep roots in the state. “Fifty years ago when Noridian started, Medicare claims from North Dakota providers were the first claims we processed,” said Wilson. “We have grown tremendously and now have a nationwide footprint, but we still hold true to North Dakota values.”

Noridian was also recently awarded a contract to provide Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) services for the state of Iowa. That contract extended the 14 years of work Noridian has done for Iowa’s Department of Human Services to an additional nine years. Noridian holds several Medicare contracts including the Medicare Part A/Part B contracts for Jurisdictions E and F, and the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) contracts for Jurisdictions A and D. Noridian also is the Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC) for CMS and holds a Unified Program Integrity Contractor (UPIC) award, which allows Noridian to bid on procurements under the UPIC umbrella.

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About Noridian Healthcare Solutions
Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian) designs and delivers innovative administrative services that enhance federal and state government health care programs. Noridian has served as a government claims contractor since the federal Medicare program’s inception in 1966. The company is headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, with staff located throughout the country. For more information, visit https://www.noridian.com


Noridian Healthcare Solutions awarded Iowa Core MMIS Services contract

May 10, 2019|

Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC (Noridian) has been re-awarded a $48 million contract by the Iowa Department of Human Services, concluding a competitive procurement. With this re-award, Noridian will continue its work administering Iowa Medicaid, which it has done since the inception of the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) in 2004. Staff supporting this contract are located…Read More