RELEASE: Centene subsidiaries awarded contract in Arizona

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that its Arizona subsidiaries, Health Net of Arizona and Cenpatico Integrated Care, have been selected to provide physical and behavioral health care services through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) Complete Care program in the Central region and the Southern region. Pending regulatory approval and successful completion of readiness review, the three-year agreement, with the possibility of two two-year extensions, is expected to commence on October 1, 2018.

Health Net of Arizona and Cenpatico Integrated Care currently provide services in Maricopa County and Southern Arizona, respectively. Together, they submitted the bid for the new integrated contract as one organization under the Health Net Access entity. The contract will include two geographical service areas: the Centralregion serving Maricopa, Gila and Pinal counties; and the Southern region serving Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pima, Santa Cruz and Yuma counties. The AHCCCS Complete Care program will cover approximately 1.5 million health care beneficiaries.

“We are pleased to continue working with AHCCCS in providing comprehensive healthcare services in Arizona, and we look forward to advancing quality, integrated healthcare solutions for the populations we serve,” said Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman and CEO for Centene.

“It is an honor to have been awarded this opportunity to continue to serve Arizonans in need of high quality low cost health care,” said Arizona Plan President Paul Barnes, PhD. “Our mission is to transform the health of our communities, one person at a time. We believe achieving this mission requires a holistic approach to health care that addresses both the behavioral and physical health care needs of our members.”

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 Services (LTSS), 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, commercial programs, home-based primary care services, life and health management, vision benefits management, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.

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