MM Curator summary
[MM Curator Summary]: Centene, Anthem and UHC are all winners.
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On May 22, 2022, the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) announced it awarded the next MO HealthNet Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) contracts to incumbents Centene/Home State Health Plan, Anthem/Missouri Care, and UnitedHealthcare. The plans are responsible for physical health, behavioral health, and pharmacy. The contracts are slated to go live July 1, 2022, and the initial term will run for one year followed by four one-year renewal options. The state anticipates paying the MCOs $2 billion annually. DSS awarded Centene a separate contract for a single, statewide specialty plan for about 40,000 foster children . . .