HMS Holdings Corp.
HMS HOLDINGS CORP (Form: 4, Received: 01/16/2015 17:21:34)
FORM 4
[ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

LUCIA WILLIAM C
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

HMS HOLDINGS CORP [ HMSY ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

__ X __ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
President and CEO
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

5615 HIGH POINT DRIVE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

1/15/2015
(Street)

IRVING, TX 75038
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock   12/19/2014     G   V 4765   D $0   118374   D    
Common Stock   12/19/2014     G   V 4765   A $0   259869   I   By Lucia Family Trust  
Common Stock   1/15/2015     M (1) (2)    18667   A $3.1466   137041   D    
Common Stock   1/15/2015     S (1) (2)    13855   D $21.234   (3) 123186   D    

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Nonqualified Stock Option (Right to Buy)   $3.1466   1/15/2015     M   (1) (2)       18667      (4) 5/4/2016   Common Stock   18667   $0   5323   D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  The transactions reported were executed pursuant to a trading plan (the "Plan") entered into by the reporting person on August 13, 2014, in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Plan provides for the exercise of options to purchase shares of HMS common stock and subsequent sale of some of those shares in order to cover transaction-related expenses (including taxes, exercise prices and fees), and to diversify a portion of the reporting person's financial assets while continuing to hold HMS common stock. The options initially were granted in 2006 and 2009, and have expiration dates within 26 months of the date of the Plan.
( 2)  For the transactions reported on this Form 4, the Plan provided for the exercise of options with an expiration date of May 4, 2016 to purchase 18,667 shares of HMS common stock and subsequent sale of a portion of those shares in order to cover the transaction-related expenses. Of the remaining shares after these expenses, 4,812 shares continue to be held by the reporting person as reflected on this Form 4, with a nearly equal amount having being sold to diversify the reporting person's financial assets.
( 3)  The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $21.04 to $21.55, inclusive. The reporting person undertakes to provide to the Issuer, any security holder of the Issuer, or the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the range set forth in this footnote (3) to this Form 4.
( 4)  The option vested in four equal installments on May 4, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
LUCIA WILLIAM C
5615 HIGH POINT DRIVE
IRVING, TX 75038
X
President and CEO

Signatures
/s/ Eugene V. DeFelice, as attorney-in-fact for William C. Lucia 1/16/2015
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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