Centene Subsidiary Selected To Provide Comprehensive Medical Services To Arizona Department Of Corrections
Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) announced today that Arizona's Department of Corrections has notified Centurion of Arizona, LLC (Centurion) of the state's intent to award a contract to provide comprehensive healthcare services to inmates housed in Arizona's state prison system.
The contract is expected to commence July 1, 2019 with a base term of two years and three one-year renewal options, which are subject to customary contract negotiation.
Under the agreement, Centurion will place over 1,000 full-time equivalent employees at state-run prison facilities throughout Arizona to provide a wide array of medical, dental, and mental health services to an average daily population of approximately 33,700.
"This award gives us another opportunity to provide our innovative staffing and managed care solutions to a large, complex state correctional agency," said Steven H. Wheeler, CEO of Centurion. "We look forward to a strong partnership with the Arizona Department of Corrections, the clinical professionals that provide care to this population, and with community providers."
Centurion is a leading national provider of healthcare and behavioral health services to justice-involved populations.
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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