SUNRISE, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunshine Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation, completed the final stages of implementation of the Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program in 9 of 11 regions and the Child Welfare (Foster Care) program statewide on August 1st. Additionally, Sunshine Health's Long-Term Care (LTC) program celebrates its first anniversary. LTC implementation began a year ago and was complete on March 1st for the 10 regions in Florida served by Sunshine Health.
"Sunshine Health spent more than two years preparing for this exciting opportunity, focusing on a smooth implementation process and providing a seamless transition for members without disruption to their existing healthcare services," said Chris Paterson, CEO, Sunshine Health. "We are pleased to be a part of the successful Medicaid and Long-Term Care programs."
Today, Sunshine Health is the largest Long-Term Care plan in the Florida, providing services for more than 30,000 nursing home and home and community based members. Sunshine Health is also the only health plan providing Child Welfare services statewide and is serving nearly 400,000 Medicaid members under the Managed Medical Assistance program.
"Sunshine Health provides a comprehensive health plan offering, Medicaid and Long-Term Care coverage under one Plan, across more regions of the State than any other managed care company in Florida. We are especially excited about the opportunity for Floridians to receive richer benefits with the state's transition to managed care," said Paterson. "As a result of the vision of the state and its leadership, members should experience better health outcomes statewide."
About Sunshine Health
Sunshine Health is a Medicaid managed care health plan that has served Florida members since 2009. As one of the largest medical benefit administrators, offering coordinated care and a network of support, we are committed to improving the health of the community, one person at a time. Sunshine Health is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise offering both core Medicaid and specialty services. For more information about Sunshine Health, please visit us on the Web at www.sunshinehealth.com.
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