ST. LOUIS, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Envolve Dental, Inc., has earned URAC accreditations for Dental Plan and Health Utilization Management. URAC is an independent organization that promotes healthcare quality through accreditation, certification and measurement.
By achieving these recognitions, Envolve Dental, the dental benefits administrator division of Envolve, Inc., an integrated healthcare solutions company, has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes. The Dental Plan 7.2 Provisional Accreditation is effective for 18 months and the Health Utilization Management 7.3 Accreditation is effective for three years.
"Envolve Dental is pleased to receive URAC's accreditations," said Scott Laihinen, president and CEO of Envolve Dental. "The high standards set by URAC align with our dedication to delivering high quality, reduced cost dental care to the members we serve."
"Dental plans also need to demonstrate quality these days, and that is what Envolve Dental did by earning URAC accreditations of its services," said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. "With URAC accreditations, Envolve Dental shows it adheres to best practices in credentialing, management, and member relations. It has gone the extra mile to prove its quality."
About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government sponsored and commercial 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"), dual eligible programs and programs with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Centene also provides healthcare services to groups and individuals delivered through commercial health plans. 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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About Envolve, Inc. ®
Envolve, Inc. ® is a family of health solutions, working together to make healthcare simpler, more effective and more accessible for everyone. As an agent for change in healthcare, Envolve is committed to transforming the health of the community, one person at a time. Envolve unifies medical management, care management and coordination, specialty pharmacy, PBM, vision, dental, behavioral health management, life and health/wellness management, empowerment and education services, telehealth services, 24/7 nurse advice services, and data, analytics and IT solutions. For more information, please visit our website www.envolvehealth.com or contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification and measurement. URAC is a nonprofit organization developing evidence-based measures and standards through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of healthcare. Our portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the healthcare industry, addressing healthcare management, healthcare operations, health plans, pharmacies, telehealth providers, physician practices, and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability.
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