ST. LOUIS, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Home State Health, the Missouri subsidiary of Centene Corporation ( NYSE: CNC), today announced a collaborative performance incentive agreement with MissouriHealth+ which enhances access to quality health care and improves health outcomes for children and families enrolled in the MO HealthNet managed care program.
Since its inception, Home State Health has worked closely with the local community health centers located in the managed care service area. To help improve access and quality health outcomes, Home State Health provides real-time actionable information to its primary care physicians, which highlights patient health risks and gaps in preventable and screening services. Under the new agreement with MissouriHealth+, physician performance incentives resulting from improved health outcomes will be extended to all of the Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that are part of MissouriHealth+, representing over 500 providers across 170 locations.
"Home State Health supports whole-person care coordination and by collaborating with Missouri's FQHCs, we've developed an innovative agreement which provides resources and incentives to help primary care physicians better manage the overall health of their patients" said Shannon Bagley, President and CEO for Home State Health.
"We are excited to announce this partnership and expand the relationship between Missouri's community health centers and Home State Health" said MissouriHealth+ CEO Danny O'Neill. "MissouriHealth+ and Home State Health will collaborate to provide information to our providers so they can assist patients to make good decisions and achieve better health outcomes. MissouriHealth+ centers have invested time and resources into their operations and this network. We are pleased that Home State Health continues to recognize the quality care delivered by community health centers."
"Providing the best possible care to our members requires innovative thinking and collaboration among leaders in the healthcare industry" said Ms. Bagley. "This agreement is an example of what can happen when stakeholders come together to produce real results for Missouri families."
About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and related services to the rising number of 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, care management software, correctional systems healthcare, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.
About Home State Health
Home State Health is a Medicaid private health plan contracted to provide services under the Missouri Department of Social Services MO HealthNet managed care program. Home State Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation, was formed in partnership with Missouri Primary Care Association (MPCA) and participating Community Health Centers.
Home State Health serves over 60,000 children and families across Missouri and is dedicated to transforming the health of the communities in which we live, work and serve through improved access to quality healthcare and whole-person care coordination and support services. Through collaboration with local advocate groups, Home State Health develops innovative solutions that are designed to eliminate barriers that affect quality healthcare and individuals' well-being for members.
MissouriHealth+ is a clinically integrated network of 23 Federally Qualified Health Centers, commonly referred to as Community Health Centers. MissouriHealth+ centers serve over 450,000 patients annually through 500 providers, including primary care physicians, dentists, nurses and behavioral health providers. The network includes 170 locations conveniently located throughout the state. MissouriHealth+ centers meet or exceed many national quality standards and utilize a team-based approach that put patients and their families at the center of care.
SOURCE Home State Health