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Segment Information

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Segment Information
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
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. Subsequent to the closing of the WellCare Acquisition, the Managed Care segment also includes WellCare's legacy Medicaid Health Plans, Medicare Health Plans and Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) segments. The Specialty Services segment consists of Centene’s specialty companies offering auxiliary healthcare services and products. Factors used in determining the reportable business segments include the nature of operating activities, the existence of separate senior management teams, and the type of information presented to the Company's chief operating decision-maker to evaluate all results of operations.

Segment information for the three months ended March 31, 2020, follows ($ in millions):
 
Managed Care
 
Specialty
Services
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Total
Total revenues from external customers
$
24,936

 
$
1,089

 
$

 
$
26,025

Total revenues from internal customers
100

 
2,814

 
(2,914
)
 

Total revenues
$
25,036

 
$
3,903

 
$
(2,914
)
 
$
26,025

Earnings from operations
$
217

 
$
(29
)
 
$

 
$
188


Segment information for the three months ended March 31, 2019, follows ($ in millions):
 
Managed Care
 
Specialty
Services
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Total
Total revenues from external customers
$
17,687

 
$
757

 
$

 
$
18,444

Total revenues from internal customers
35

 
2,449

 
(2,484
)
 

Total revenues
$
17,722

 
$
3,206

 
$
(2,484
)
 
$
18,444

Earnings from operations
$
615

 
$
70

 
$

 
$
685