IRVING, Texas -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) today announced the appointment of Gene DeFelice as Executive Vice President General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. As a member of the executive team, Mr. DeFelice will report to William C. Lucia, President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Gene is a seasoned general counsel with legal expertise that spans a broad spectrum of areas relevant to the company and our industry,” said Lucia. “It is his years of front-line operations and business experience, however, that makes him a particularly great partner for our management team as we focus on strategic growth opportunities, product development, and market expansion.”
Mr. DeFelice brings over 30 years of legal experience to the role, over 20 years of which was in corporate healthcare and technology. Most recently, he was the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Barnes & Noble Inc., a Fortune 500 company. Before that he served as the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of several healthcare and technology companies. Mr. DeFelice also held leadership roles in sales and marketing, as well as in general management in a medical data business division of a public company. Mr. DeFelice holds a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and earned an M.B.A. with distinction from Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland.
About HMS Holdings Corp.
HMS Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, 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 payers, including group health plans, Medicare Advantage Plans, more than 150 Medicaid managed care plans, and employers; the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); and Veterans Administration facilities. As a result of the company's services, clients recovered over $3.0 billion in 2013, and saved billions more through the prevention of erroneous payments.