Centene Subsidiary Awarded Correctional Healthcare Contract In Tucson, Arizona
Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that the Pima County Arizona Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to award Centurion Detention Health Services, LLC ("Centurion") a contract to provide comprehensive healthcare services to detainees of the County's adult and juvenile detention facilities located in Tucson, Arizona.
The contract will be administered by the County's Department of Behavioral Health and is expected to commence July 1, 2018, with a base term of three years, plus two optional years to renew.
Under the contract, Centurion will place approximately 108 full-time equivalent employees at the County's detention facilities to provide a wide array of medical, dental, and behavioral health services to the County's daily population of approximately 1,900 detainees.
"This award marks Centurion's expansion into the county jail market and furthers Centene's commitment in the state of Arizona," said Steven H. Wheeler, CEO of Centurion. "We look forward to partnering with the County to provide detainees with quality healthcare services."
In addition to this award, Centurion provides healthcare services in 13 other states to correctional and 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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