Award Marks Centene's 30th Medicaid Managed Care State
ST. LOUIS , July 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that its subsidiary Delaware First Health has been notified of an intent to award by the State of Delaware's Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of Medicaid & Medical Assistance (DMMA), to serve its statewide Medicaid Managed Care programs.
Delaware First Health will be one of three managed care organizations that will provide integrated services for physical health, behavioral health, and long-term services and supports through the new contracts for DMMA's statewide Medicaid Managed Care programs including Diamond State Health Plan and Diamond State Health Plan-Plus (DSHP-Plus).
"We look forward to building on our nearly 40 years of Medicaid experience to improve health outcomes for Delaware residents and provide better value to the state," said Sarah London, CEO of Centene.
Centene is the largest Medicaid managed care company in the U.S. With the award of Delaware, Centene is entering its 30th Medicaid managed care state, delivering hyper-local care while focusing on provider partnerships, value-based care, and, most of all, improving health outcomes for Medicaid recipients.
"It is a privilege to be selected by the state of Delaware to provide local healthcare services and programs that address social determinants of health and remove barriers to care for Medicaid members across the state," said Brent Layton, President and Chief Operating Officer of Centene. "We are excited to work with the state and providers on proven models of value-based care to deliver transformative healthcare and improve the health of Diamond State Health enrollees across the state."
DMMA's statewide Medicaid Managed Care programs Diamond State Health Plan and Diamond State Health Plan-Plus (DSHP-Plus) are expected to commence on January 1, 2023.
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