Centene Subsidiary Awarded Correctional Contract To Provide Comprehensive Health Services For Kansas Department Of Corrections
ST. LOUIS, April 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that its subsidiary Centurion has been awarded a contract by the Kansas Department of Administration to provide healthcare services in the Department of Corrections' (DOC) facilities.
The two-year contract is expected to commence on July 1, 2020 and include two, two-year renewal options.
Under the agreement, Centurion will provide medical, dental, behavioral health, and related support services for offenders in nine facilities across the state.
"This award gives us another opportunity to provide our innovative staffing and integrated, managed care solutions to a large, complex state correctional agency," said Centurion CEO Steven H. Wheeler. "As we proved recently in our successful contract transition for the Delaware Department of Correction, we are prepared for possible challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Centurion will work closely with the Kansas DOC to transition services while mitigating the impacts of the virus. We look forward to a strong partnership with the DOC, the clinical professionals that provide care to this population, and with stakeholders in the community."
Centurion is a leading national provider of healthcare and behavioral health services to justice-involved populations.
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Centene Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is a leading multi-national healthcare enterprise that is committed to helping people live healthier lives. The Company takes a local approach – with local brands and local teams - to provide fully integrated, high-quality, and cost-effective services to government-sponsored and commercial healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Centene offers affordable and high-quality products to nearly 1 in 15 individuals across the nation, including Medicaid and Medicare members (including Medicare Prescription Drug Plans) as well as individuals and families served by the Health Insurance Marketplace, the TRICARE program, and individuals in correctional facilities. The Company also serves several international markets, and contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide a variety of specialty services focused on treating the whole person. Centene focuses on long-term growth and the development of its people, systems and capabilities so that it can better serve its members, providers, local communities, and government partners.
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