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Centene's Q2 profit, revenue soar with new contracts, Medicaid expansion
By Bob Herman | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medicaid expansion and an aggressive growth strategy are paying early dividends for Centene Corp. The St. Louis-based health insurer has raised its expectations for the rest of the year yet again after reporting a highly profitable second quarter.
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Vital Signs
Ascension takes formal step toward insurance deal
By Melanie Evans | May 30, 2014
Ascension Health, the nation's largest not-for-profit health system, has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire an insurance company.
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WellCare, Centene likely Ascension insurance targets: analyst
By Melanie Evans | May 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
WellCare Health Plans or Centene Corp. are the most likely insurance acquisition targets for Ascension Health, posits an analyst with healthcare investment bank Leerink Partners, New York.
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Information
Illinois health system signs $1.8 billion CountyCare contract
By Andrew L. Wang, Crain's Chicago Business | May 13, 2014
The Cook County Health and Hospitals System signed a five-year, $1.8 billion deal with a division of St. Louis-based Centene Corp. to administer CountyCare, its managed-care program for people on Medicaid.
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White House turns to insurance industry leaders for advice on fixing federal exchange
By Joseph Conn | October 23, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Fourteen insurance industry heavyweights were called to the White House Wednesday to advise the Obama administration on how to fix the dysfunctional federal health insurance exchange.
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Late News: Corizon loses Minn. prison contract to Centurion
By Beth Kutscher | October 19, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Corizon, the country's largest private prison healthcare provider, lost a bid to renew its contract with the Minnesota Department of Corrections that it had held for the past 15 years. Starting in January, Centurion Managed Care, part of St. Louis-based Centene Corp., will take over the two-year,...
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Humana, Centene to target fraudsters by pooling data with analytics firm
By Joseph Conn | August 22, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
To more effectively identify healthcare providers committing fraud, a national insurer and a multistate payer have announced a plan to pool data with a third-party risk analytics firm.
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Information
Insurers may skip health plans in much of Miss.
By Jeff Amy / Associated Press | June 21, 2013
People in 36 of Mississippi's 82 counties may not be able to buy health insurance through the new federal online marketplace when it starts enrolling customers in October.
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Information
Judge: Medicaid deal binding for Kentucky Spirit
By Associated Press | June 01, 2013
Kentucky Spirit Health Plan doesn't have the right to withdraw early from a contract with the state as a Medicaid managed care organization.
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