Cenpatico Receives National Recognition for Complex Case Management in Foster Care 2013 Case in Point Platinum Award for Pediatric Case Management

AUSTIN, Texas, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cenpatico announced today that it is honored to accept the 2013 Case in Point Platinum Award for Pediatric Case Management.  Cenpatico staff Ailene Correia, Clinical Supervisor, and Scott Bendle, Service Manager, were on hand to accept the Award given in recognition of Cenpatico's Complex Case Management in Foster Care program.  Sam Donaldson, Cenpatico President and CEO, said "We are very honored that our unique approach and dedicated staff have been recognized with this prestigious national award for the quality of their efforts.  Cenpatico is committed to serving children and youth in foster care."

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The Case in Point Platinum Awards recognize case management excellence across the health care spectrum. Cenpatico's winning program was one of five programs from across the country that were finalists in the Pediatric Case Management category.

"We are thrilled to receive the prestigious Dorland Award.  Our foster care team goes above and beyond every day, serving as the behavioral health voice and health home for children in foster care. It is our honor to work on behalf of this vulnerable population, improving outcomes and impacting the future of these children and youth. This award comes during National Foster Care Month, a time when we recognize there are more than 400,000 children in the foster care system nationally. Cenpatico's vision is to improve the overall health, well-being and permanency for children and youth in the child welfare system in America through creative, innovative approaches," said Tracy Eilers, Senior Director of Foster Care Operations with Cenpatico.

The Complex Case Management in Foster Care program is part of Cenpatico's trauma-focused model of care for children and youth in Foster Care. It is a component of the overall care management program that strives to increase placement stability and improved outcomes for this vulnerable population. The Complex Case Management program is designed to meet the needs of children and youth in foster care who have frequently been hospitalized for behavioral conditions or issues. Cenpatico saw a decrease in overall number and duration of psychiatric hospital admissions for those enrolled in the Complex Case Management Program. The program provides support to all the caregivers in these children's lives through Cenpatico's Focus24™ strategy. Focus24™ is the concept that providing clinical services alone is not sufficient to help a child heal from the effects of trauma and best outcomes for children are achieved when the entire system of care is supported and improved.

About Cenpatico:

Cenpatico's expertise lies in managing benefits for vulnerable populations. Our healthcare specialties include behavioral health, foster care, school-based services, specialty therapy and rehabilitation, community reentry and more. We have managed Medicaid and other public sector benefits since 1994; currently, we serve more than 2.5 million members nationally. Our headquarters are in Austin, Texas and we have local teams across the country in the markets we serve. We are committed to innovative solutions and designing programs tailored to improving functional outcomes with our members. Find us online:  www.cenpatico.com

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