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Segment Information

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Segment Information
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2017
Segment Reporting [Abstract]  
Segment Information
Segment Information

Centene operates in two segments: Managed Care and Specialty Services. The Managed Care segment consists of Centene’s health plans including all of the functions needed to operate them. The Specialty Services segment consists of Centene’s specialty companies offering auxiliary healthcare services and products.

In January 2017, the Company reclassified Cenpatico Behavioral Health of Arizona, LLC and the related Cenpatico Integrated Care health plan from the Specialty Services segment to the Managed Care segment due to a reorganization of the Arizona management structure following the Health Net integration. As a result, the financial results of Cenpatico Behavioral Health of Arizona, LLC and the related Cenpatico Integrated Care health plan have been reclassified from the Specialty Services segment to the Managed Care segment for all periods presented.

Segment information for the three months ended September 30, 2017, follows ($ in millions):
 
Managed Care
 
Specialty
Services
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Total
Total revenues from external customers
$
11,248

 
$
650

 
$

 
$
11,898

Total revenues from internal customers
11

 
2,367

 
(2,378
)
 

Total revenues
$
11,259

 
$
3,017

 
$
(2,378
)
 
$
11,898

Earnings from operations
$
238

 
$
102

 
$

 
$
340


Segment information for the three months ended September 30, 2016, follows ($ in millions):
 
Managed Care
 
Specialty
Services
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Total
Total revenues from external customers
$
10,175

 
$
671

 
$

 
$
10,846

Total revenues from internal customers
56

 
1,524

 
(1,580
)
 

Total revenues
$
10,231

 
$
2,195

 
$
(1,580
)
 
$
10,846

Earnings from operations
$
309

 
$
33

 
$

 
$
342



Segment information for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, follows ($ in millions):
 
Managed Care
 
Specialty
Services
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Total
Total revenues from external customers
$
33,704

 
$
1,872

 
$

 
$
35,576

Total revenues from internal customers
33

 
7,112

 
(7,145
)
 

Total revenues
$
33,737

 
$
8,984

 
$
(7,145
)
 
$
35,576

Earnings from operations
$
799

 
$
219

 
$

 
$
1,018


Segment information for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, follows ($ in millions):
 
Managed Care
 
Specialty
Services
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Total
Total revenues from external customers
$
26,926

 
$
1,770

 
$

 
$
28,696

Total revenues from internal customers
144

 
4,383

 
(4,527
)
 

Total revenues
$
27,070

 
$
6,153

 
$
(4,527
)
 
$
28,696

Earnings from operations
$
627

 
$
112

 
$

 
$
739