[MM Curator Summary]: Centene will continue as the single foster care managed care vendor in Missouri.
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ST. LOUIS, May 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today its Missouri subsidiary, Home State Health, has been awarded the MO HealthNet Managed Care General Plan and Specialty Plan. Under the General Plan, Home State will continue serving multiple MO HealthNet programs including Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) members and the state’s newly implemented Medicaid expansion population, across all regions of Missouri.
As the sole provider of the Specialty Plan, Home State will serve approximately 40,000 foster children and children receiving adoption subsidy assistance. The Specialty Plan combines health services into a single, specialized health plan for children in the custody of the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) and children receiving adoption subsidy assistance. The plan establishes a trauma-informed, comprehensive, and integrated behavioral health and physical health delivery system. The contract is for one year with options for four renewals. Centene Corporation currently provides comprehensive healthcare services and programs to children served in the child welfare system in 19 states, with single source statewide contracts in four states.
“We look forward to the next chapter of our strong relationship with the state, our network of providers and community partners as we continue to deliver member-focused care and improve health outcomes,” said Brent Layton, Centene’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are honored to be selected to serve as the Specialty Plan for children involved with foster care. We look forward to bringing our innovative care management programs that address the whole health of these children in Missouri.”
More than 975,000 Missourians receive their healthcare through the state’s Medicaid managed care program (MO HealthNet), which provides access to physical health, behavioral health, pharmacy, hospital, and other services. Today, Home State Health serves more than 300,000 Medicaid enrollees and partners with 25,000 healthcare providers statewide.
Home State Health has served the Medicaid population in partnership with MO HealthNet since 2012. The organization also focuses on under-insured and uninsured individuals through its federal insurance marketplace plan, Ambetter. Additionally, Home State Health provides insurance for the Medicare population through its Medicare Advantage plan, WellCare.