HMS Holdings Corp.
HMS HOLDINGS CORP (Form: 4, Received: 12/16/2010 15:28:17)
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, Section 17(a) of the Public
Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Curtin Sean
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

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

_____ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)      __ X __ Other (specify below)
EVP, Operations
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

401 PARK AVENUE SOUTH
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

12/15/2010
(Street)

NEW YORK, NY 10016
(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   12/15/2010   (1)   M    6458   A $14.04   6458   D    
Common Stock   12/15/2010   (1)   S    6458   D $64.67   0   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
Non Qualified Stock Option (Right to Buy)   $14.04   12/15/2010     M         6458    9/13/2006   (2) 9/13/2016   Common Stock   6458   $0.00   11668   (3) D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  The transactions reported in this Form 4 were effected pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan adopted by the reporting person on September 10, 2010.
( 2)  Date shown is the date of grant. Options vest in 25% increments annually on the anniversary date of grant.
( 3)  Only represents the derivative securities of this class.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Curtin Sean
401 PARK AVENUE SOUTH
NEW YORK, NY 10016



EVP, Operations

Signatures
Walter D. Hosp by Power of Attorney for Sean Curtin 12/16/2010
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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