Centene Selected for Statewide Medicaid Contract and Statewide Children's Specialty Program Contract in Oklahoma
ST. LOUIS, June 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC), a leading healthcare enterprise committed to helping people live healthier lives, announced today it has been selected by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) for statewide contracts to provide managed care for SoonerSelect and SoonerSelect Children's Specialty Program.
"We are pleased to partner with the state of Oklahoma as it transitions to Medicaid managed care through its SoonerSelect program. In collaboration with our network of providers and local community partners, we look forward to delivering innovative solutions to address social determinants of health, remove barriers to care and deliver better health outcomes for Oklahomans at a lower cost to the state," said Centene's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sarah M. London.
The SoonerSelect program will provide physical and behavioral healthcare, as well as pharmacy benefits, to more than 840,000 Oklahoma Medicaid recipients.
The SoonerSelect Children's Specialty plan provides behavioral health, physical health and pharmacy benefits to Oklahoma's children served by the Department of Human Services, including children in foster care and receiving adoption assistance, as well as those involved in the juvenile justice system. Centene is the nation's leading managed care provider of foster care services and brings unparalleled experience in improving the health outcomes of programs that serve child welfare and foster care populations.
"As a local health plan whose mission is to transform the health of our local communities, one person at a time, we remain focused on partnering with OHCA and building local partnerships with providers and community organizations to meet the unique challenges and healthcare needs facing Oklahomans," said Oklahoma Complete Health's President and CEO, Clayton Franklin.
"Managed Medicaid in Oklahoma will provide more access to innovative therapies and lifesaving care. OU Health serves a significant portion of Oklahoma's patients who will benefit from Managed Medicaid and we are pleased to partner with Oklahoma Complete Health in our shared goal of better outcomes for patients," said President & CEO of OU Health, Richard P. Lofgren, MD, MPH.
The SoonerSelect and SoonerSelect Children's Specialty Program have a one-year contract term with five, one-year renewal options.
About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading healthcare enterprise that is committed to helping people live healthier lives. The Company takes a local approach – with local brands and local teams – to provide fully integrated, high-quality, and cost-effective services to government-sponsored and commercial healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Centene offers affordable and high-quality products to nearly 1 in 15 individuals across the nation, including Medicaid and Medicare members (including Medicare Prescription Drug Plans) as well as individuals and families served by the Health Insurance Marketplace and the TRICARE program. The Company also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide a variety of specialty services focused on treating the whole person. Centene focuses on long-term growth and value creation as well as the development of its people, systems, and capabilities so that it can better serve its members, providers, local communities, and government partners.
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