Centene Subsidiary Selected For Volusia County Florida Correctional Medical Services Contract
Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) announced today that the Volusia County Florida Council voted to award Centurion Detention Health Services, LLC (Centurion) a contract to provide comprehensive healthcare services to detainees of the County's detention facilities located near Daytona, Florida.
The award is subject to forthcoming contract negotiations. The contract is expected to commence January 1, 2019, with a base term of five years, plus five one-year renewal options.
"This award is consistent with our goals to expand Centurion in the county jail market and furthers Centene's commitment in the state of Florida," said Steven H. Wheeler, CEO of Centurion. "We look forward to a strong partnership with the County to provide detainees quality healthcare services."
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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