Centene Corp. Will Experience Strong Growth In 2011 Due to Strategic Acquisitions and Increased Medicaid Enrollment

National MCO Analyzer: Centene Corp. Now Available from HealthLeaders-InterStudy

Dec 01, 2010, 11:30 ET from HealthLeaders-InterStudy

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that Centene Corp. will experience strong growth in 2011 due to its strength in strategic acquisitions and expansions of managed care Medicaid programs. According to the National MCO Analyzer: Centene Corp., the company will win contracts and make acquisitions, which will expand its presence in 12 states.

Centene has actively expanded its market reach with a number of contract wins and acquisitions, most recently in South Carolina and Florida. In addition, Centene has made several purchases to allow it to benefit from increased Medicaid enrollment growth as a result of the recession, and allow it to position itself for state health benefits exchanges set to go into effect in 2014.

"Centene's recent moves, such as starting IlliniCare Health Plan, a contract win for HealthyTexas and an expansion of Sunshine State Health Plan reflect a strategic approach to growth," said HealthLeaders-InterStudy Product Director Jane DuBose. "As long as Centene can be aggressive in managing costs and strategic in its acquisitions, it holds great opportunity to experience strong growth in 2011. Pursuing these acquisitions in advance of health reform will put it at an even greater advantage."

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