Centene Earns National Recognition For Innovative Member Programs

ST. LOUIS, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) was honored for five of its innovative member programs at Dorland Health's Fourth Annual Case in Point Platinum Awards on May 7, 2013. The Case in Point Platinum Awards program recognizes case management programs that successfully deliver sustained efficiency and effectiveness across a variety of disciplines and settings in the continuum of care coordination.

Centene and the following subsidiaries, Nurse Response, Cenpatico and Peach State Health Plan, won awards in four categories including:

Emergency Department:

  • ED Cost Avoidance in Pediatric Medicaid Recipients, Nurse Response

Medicaid Case Management:

  • My Route to Health Sickle Cell Program, Centene Corporation

Pediatric Case Management:

  • Complex Case Management in Foster Care, Cenpatico

Women/Children Case Management:

  • Start Smart for Your Baby, Centene Corporation
  • Healthy Start Newborn and Women Program, Peach State Health Plan

"Our member programs aim to help improve the lives of the people we serve through education and access to quality healthcare," said Mary Mason, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Centene. "We continually work to enhance these important programs and are honored to be recognized with prestigious awards from Dorland Health for the fourth year in a row."

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 and telehealth services.

SOURCE Centene Corporation