Centene Corporation Honored for Case Management, IT Initiatives

ST. LOUIS, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Centene Corporation earned accolades in two important areas this week, on the heels of becoming a Fortune 500 company.

"This new milestone underscores the strong and consistent growth we've worked hard to achieve," said Centene Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael F. Neidorff. "It is recognition that we are navigating Centene toward a prosperous future, despite the difficult and volatile economic climate - while also being recognized for excellence in areas such as case management and technology innovations."

In the first annual Case in Point Platinum Case Management Awards, given by Case in Point magazine and Dorland Health, Centene was honored for striving to provide the highest level of quality healthcare services to its members through its 17P Case Management and Treatment Adherence Support programs. The company also received honorable mentions for its Connections Plus and Start Smart for Your Baby programs.

"Centene is honored to receive this prestigious recognition for innovative case management practices," said Mary Mason, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Centene. "We take pride in designing and implementing quality programs that focus on specific needs of our members and have measurable value across the continuum of care. It is our exceptional staff across the company that ensures we make a difference in the lives of our members each and every day."

In the Information Technology sector, the 2010 Gateway Business Innovation Award recognized Centene for its desktop executive dashboard, which provides real-time intelligence and is updated daily to provide early warning of adverse trends, claims drill-down for a quick analysis of clinical, financial or operating issues, and predictive modeling.

About Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and related services to the rising number of 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 care, in addition to other state-sponsored programs, and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). Centene's CeltiCare subsidiary offers states unique, "exchange based" and other cost-effective coverage solutions for low-income populations. The Company 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, life and health management, managed vision, telehealth services, and pharmacy benefits management. More information regarding Centene is available at www.centene.com.

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