ST. LOUIS, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that its wholly-owned Indiana subsidiary, Managed Health Services (MHS), has been selected to begin contract negotiations with the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration to provide risk-based managed care services for enrollees in the Healthy Indiana Plan and Hoosier Healthwise programs. The new contract is expected to commence on January 1, 2017.
"We look forward to continuing our long partnership with the state and our provider network to improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of healthcare delivery in Indiana," said Rone Baldwin, Executive Vice President, Markets, for Centene. "We will continue to improve Indiana's health by focusing on wellness, prevention, early detection and ongoing healthcare management."
The new contract's structure will provide coordinated healthcare services to approximately 1 million enrollees. Under the new contract, MHS will extend its 20 years of experience in Indiana to enrollees via a network of more than 1,950 primary care providers and 8,700 specialists.
MHS has operated as a managed care entity in Indiana since the Medicaid program's inception in 1995 and currently employs approximately 700 people across the state.
About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on 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 programs, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly known as "Part D"), as well as programs with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Centene 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 management, care management software, correctional healthcare services, dental benefits management, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.
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MHS is a managed care entity that has been proudly serving Hoosiers for 20 years through the Hoosier Healthwise (HHW) and Hoosier Care Connect Medicaid programs, and the Healthy Indiana (HIP) Medicaid alternative program. MHS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation. Contact MHS at 1-877-647-4848 or visit MHS online at www.mhsindiana.com.
MHS also offers Indiana Health Insurance Marketplace insurance plans: Ambetter from MHS. The Ambetter plans offer comprehensive medical care to fit individual health needs with a specific budget. Call 1-877-687-1182 or visit ambetter.mhsindiana.com.
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SOURCE Centene Corporation