Centene Subsidiary Awarded Correctional Contracts For Medical And Behavioral Health Services
ST. LOUIS, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that its subsidiary Centurion has received notice from the Delaware Department of Correction of the Department's intent to award two contracts to Centurion for medical and behavioral health services.
Both three-year contracts are expected to commence on April 1, 2020 and include two, two-year renewal options.
Under the contracts, Centurion will provide medical services, behavioral healthcare, and substance abuse treatment within four prisons and six community corrections centers across the state.
"Centurion is pleased to partner with the Delaware Department of Correction, and we are committed to working with the DOC to improve the medical and behavioral healthcare, and substance use disorder treatment for individuals under DOC custody," said Centurion CEO Steven H. Wheeler. "We look forward to bringing our innovative staffing and care solutions to Delaware's unified state correctional agency."
Centurion is a leading national provider of healthcare and behavioral health services to justice-involved populations.
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Centene Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is a leading multi-national healthcare enterprise that is committed to helping people live healthier lives. The Company takes a local approach – with local brands and local teams - to provide fully integrated, high-quality, and cost-effective services to government-sponsored and commercial healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Centene offers affordable and high-quality products to nearly 1 in 15 individuals across the nation, including Medicaid and Medicare members (including Medicare Prescription Drug Plans) as well as individuals and families served by the Health Insurance Marketplace, the TRICARE program, and individuals in correctional facilities. The Company also serves several international markets, and contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide a variety of specialty services focused on treating the whole person. Centene focuses on long-term growth and the development of its people, systems and capabilities so that it can better serve its members, providers, local communities, and government partners.
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Released March 4, 2020