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Axiom Awarded Contract to Support TMA HIPAA Compliance Program

June 12, 2007

Falls Church, Virginia - June 12, 2007 - Axiom Resource Management, Inc., announced today the award of an important contract to assist the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) in complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Axiom will provide program coordination, analysis, and technical support for HIPAA as TMA works to ensure the enterprise's electronic standards meet with all legislative requirements.

TMA is now working to complete the requirements of the National Provider Identifier Rule for all Military Health System-sponsored healthcare providers.

"This is an extremely complex task," said Axiom's HIPAA E-Standards project director Judy Metz, "requiring technical expertise in the HIPAA requirements and well established working relationships with all TMA offices as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)." CMS is the federal agency that has taken the lead in creating and maintaining a national provider identifier database.

"Axiom has supported TMA's HIPAA compliance program from its inception," said Axiom Partner Doug Peardon. He attributed the contract award to the trust Axiom has earned in its long-standing support for the HIPAA compliance program.

Axiom is a professional consulting firm providing program management, operational support, accessibility, management training, and IT solutions. The firm delivers studies and analysis, marketing, distance learning, and Web support. Clients include the Departments of State, Labor, and Education, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the TRICARE Management Activity. Axiom has also been honored as one of Washington's "Great Places to Work" by Washingtonian magazine. Axiom, now in its second decade of operations, has annual revenues exceeding $66 million.

For more information contact Frank Cumberland, Vice President for Communications, at 703-998-0327 ext 222.

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