Buckeye Health Plan Is Honored with Case in Point Platinum Award

Prestigious Award Recognizes Successful Case Management and Care Coordination Programs

May 15, 2015, 14:58 ET from Buckeye Health Plan

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Buckeye Health Plan (Buckeye) announced today that it's been awarded a Dorland Health Case in Point Award for its Pregnancy Specialty Care Management Program. The Case in Point Platinum Awards recognizes successful case management programs that focus on the continuum of care coordination. Buckeye received the prestigious honor at the sixth annual awards ceremony held in Bethesda, Maryland, on May 7.

The Pregnancy Specialty Care Management Program, launched in January 2014, helps identify pregnant plan members with a current or previous history of alcohol and/or substance abuse and engage them in treatment programs, eliminate fragmentation in care delivery and ensure members and providers have access to information to improve the delivery of care. Participants stay in the program as long as they like and are given all relevant screenings and assessments, a member-centric treatment plan, referrals and access to clinical care conferences as needed, as well as education and support.

"The entire Buckeye team is dedicated to improving the outcomes of our most fragile members, our babies, and their moms," said Bruce Hill, President and CEO for Buckeye. "They are making differences in members' lives every day."

"Our member educational programs, including our case management, are critical to helping Centene and its subsidiaries provide access to quality, integrated healthcare and education for our members," said Mary Mason, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Specialty Companies for Centene. "We are honored to be recognized by Dorland Health with this prestigious award."

About Buckeye Health Plan
Buckeye Health Plan is a managed care plan that has been providing services in Ohio since 2004. Buckeye is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise offering both core Medicaid and specialty services. Information regarding Buckeye Health Plan is available via the Internet at www.buckeyehealthplan.com. Buckeye can be followed on Twitter as Buckeye_Health.

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/hybrid programs and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). The Company 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.

SOURCE Buckeye Health Plan