Palmetto GBA Will Continue As North Carolina’s Medicare Administrator

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced as of April 1, 2015, Palmetto GBA has been awarded another five year contract to administer Medicare services for the region that includes North Carolina. Palmetto GBA has been the Medicare Administrative Contractor for the jurisdiction that includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia since 2010.

These contracts are awarded under a federal competitive bid process. Details about the process are available here.

The five-year contract will employ more than 600 administrative and professional employees within Palmetto GBA offices in Georgia, Ohio and South Carolina.

According to CMS, Jurisdiction M includes more than 3.2 million Medicare beneficiaries, more than 59,000 physicians and 327 hospitals that serve Medicare patients.


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