ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that its Florida subsidiary, Sunshine Health, has been notified by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) of its intent to award a contract to provide physical and behavioral health care services through Florida’s Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) Program. Pending regulatory approval and successful completion of readiness review, the contract is expected to run through September 2023. AHCA’s SMMC Program serves over 3.2 million healthcare beneficiaries.
With this award, Sunshine Health would remain as Florida’s sole Child Welfare Specialty Plan in all 11 regions while increasing the geographic area in which Sunshine Health may provide comprehensive (MMA and LTC) managed care to all 11 regions of the state.
“We are appreciative of the confidence the state of Florida has in us by increasing our scope of service to all 11 regions,” said Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman and CEO for Centene. “Centene and Sunshine Health are pleased to continue working with AHCA to provide comprehensive, quality healthcare services that drive higher engagement and lead to better outcomes for our Medicaid members.”
“It is a privilege to serve the people of Florida and we are honored to be selected by AHCA as an intended awardee to continue our service,” said Chris Paterson, CEO of Sunshine Health. “We look forward to continued collaboration with the state, our providers, our community partners – and most importantly our members – to transform the health of our communities, one person at a time.”
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 and Supports (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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