Centene's Massachusetts Subsidiary Awarded Medicaid Contract In Five Regions

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that CeltiCare Health Plan, its Massachusetts subsidiary, was notified by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) that it has been awarded a contract to participate in the MassHealth CarePlus program in all five regions, with a contract effective date of October 15, 2013 and commencement of coverage on January 1, 2014. 

Under the contract, CeltiCare will provide comprehensive healthcare services for eligible non-pregnant Medicaid adults in the Northern, Greater Boston, Southern, Central and Western regions. Services will include medical, behavioral health, dental, vision, pharmacy, therapies and transportation.

"CeltiCare has been providing quality healthcare solutions to individuals in Massachusetts through a contract with the Massachusetts Health Connector for four years," said Robert Hitchcock, Executive Vice President, Health Plans, for Centene. "We look forward to expanding our reach in the Commonwealth to provide comprehensive, locally-grounded healthcare services to Medicaid recipients, at lower costs to the Commonwealth."

About Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and related services to the rising number of 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, care management software, correctional systems healthcare, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.

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