Centurion Selected To Provide Correctional Healthcare In New Mexico

ST. LOUIS, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that Centurion Correctional Healthcare of New Mexico, LLC ("Centurion"), a joint venture between Centene Corporation and MHM Services, Inc., has been contracted by the State of New Mexico Corrections Department to provide correctional medical health care services and pharmacy services to over 7,000 offenders throughout the state.    

These two separate contract awards are scheduled for a one-year term each with three additional one year renewal options.  Centurion expects to begin providing services on June 1, 2016.  

"Centurion looks forward to working with the dedicated professionals in the New Mexico Corrections Department. We recognize the importance of providing appropriate care while maintaining sound financial discipline on behalf of the State and its residents," said Steven H. Wheeler, CEO of Centurion.

New Mexico marks Centurion's seventh state-wide correctional healthcare contract.   Other states include Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Vermont.

About Centene Corporation

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 programs, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly known as "Part D"), as well as programs with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Centene 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.

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