Centene Subsidiary Re-Awarded Correctional Healthcare Contract In New Hampshire
Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that the New Hampshire Department of Corrections has re-awarded Centurion of New Hampshire, LLC ("Centurion") a contract to continue the provision of medical and dental staff to the New Hampshire Department of Corrections.
The contract is expected to commence July 1, 2018, with a base term of four years, plus two optional years to renew. The contract was originally held by MHM Services, Inc. (MHM), which has since been acquired by Centene. Under the contract, Centurion will provide medical and dental professionals on site at New Hampshire state prison facilities. The New Hampshire Department of Corrections operates three state prison facilities, three transitional housing units, a forensic unit, and a secure psychiatric unit with an average daily population of approximately 2,500 inmates. "Centurion brings high-level medical and dental resources to the correctional healthcare market," said Steven H. Wheeler, CEO of Centurion. "We are proud to continue delivering on our promise to provide responsible and cost-effective care in New Hampshire." Centene has been serving low income individuals in New Hampshire since 2013 through its subsidiary, NH Healthy Families, a Medicaid managed care company.
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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