Centene's Missouri Subsidiary Announces Successful Reprocurement Of Managed Care Contract


ST. LOUIS, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that the Missouri Division of Purchasing and Materials Management has selected its Missouri subsidiary, Home State Health, to continue providing managed care services to MO HealthNet Managed Care beneficiaries. Under the new contract, Home State Health will serve MO HealthNet Managed Care families and children in 54 counties, commencing July 1, 2015.

"We look forward to continuing our work with the state and the healthcare providers in our network to improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of healthcare delivery in Missouri," said K. Rone Baldwin, Executive Vice President, Insurance Group at Centene. "Home State Health's focus on wellness, prevention, early detection and ongoing health management has resulted in healthier families and children in Missouri."

"Home State Health is pleased to continue our work in Missouri, collaborating and engaging with local providers to align innovative programs designed to transform the health of the communities we serve," said Shannon Bagley, Home State Health President and CEO. "We have developed partnerships in the community that help simplify the healthcare experience and empower our members to engage in support systems that were once beyond their reach."

Since its inception in 2012, Home State Health's membership has increased by more than 45%, and its network of providers has grown to over 14,000 primary care physicians and specialists.  Centene employs more than 2,000 in Missouri and has 10 separate office locations throughout the state, including a new claims processing center in Ferguson and two Home State Health office locations in Chesterfield and Jefferson City. 

About Centene
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government-sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and Long Term Care (LTC), in addition to other state-sponsored/hybrid programs and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). The Company operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health management, care management software, correctional healthcare services, dental benefits management, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.

About Home State Health
Home State Health is a Medicaid private health plan that provides services under the Missouri Department of Social Services MO HealthNet Managed Care program. Home State Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation, was formed in partnership with Missouri Primary Care Association (MPCA) and participating Community Health Centers. Home State Health provides services to 71,000 children and families across Missouri and is dedicated to transforming the health of the communities in which we live, work and serve through improved access to quality healthcare and whole-person care coordination and support services. Through collaboration with local advocate groups, Home State Health develops innovative solutions that are designed to eliminate barriers that affect quality healthcare and individuals' well-being for members.


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