Centene Subsidiary Selected For Bernalillo County, New Mexico Correctional Medical Services Contract
Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that New Mexico's Bernalillo County Commission has voted to award Centurion Detention Health Services, LLC (Centurion) a contract to provide comprehensive healthcare services to detainees of the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque.
The contract is expected to commence January 2019 with a base term of four years, and will employ approximately 90 full-time employees. Centurion will provide wide-ranging care including medical, dental, psychiatric, and optometric services.
"This award furthers Centurion's expansion in the county detention market and continues Centene's commitment to the state of New Mexico," said Steven H. Wheeler, CEO of Centurion. "We look forward to a strong partnership with Bernalillo County and the MDC 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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