Centene Corporation announced its Ohio subsidiary, Buckeye Health Plan, has been awarded a Medicaid contract by the Ohio Department of Medicaid to continue serving members with quality healthcare, coordinated services, and benefits. The contract will commence in early 2022.
“We have great respect for the critically important and long-standing partnership with the state of Ohio. We are humbled and honored to continue to offer high-quality healthcare services and programs for our members,” said Brent Layton, President of US Markets, Products and International, and Executive Vice President, for Centene. “We are committed to continuing our work with the Ohio Department of Medicaid, our providers, and community partners to remove barriers to care and improve health outcomes for Ohioans.”
Under the new contract, Buckeye will deploy new, innovative initiatives to meet members’ unique needs, including the launch of new technologies and local programs in partnership with providers and community partners.
“For more than 16 years, our local approach and member-focused programs have allowed Buckeye Health Plan to uniquely address the needs our members and their families face every day,” said Steve Province, President, and CEO of Buckeye Health Plan. “We look forward to working with the state and continuing our collective commitment to ensuring Ohio residents have access to comprehensive, quality healthcare.”
Since 2004, Buckeye has been committed to transforming the health of the community, one person at a time. In 2020, Buckeye was Ohio’s fastest-growing Medicaid plan according to market share, serving more than 420,000 members.
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 25 company, is a leading multi-national 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, the TRICARE program, and individuals in correctional facilities. The Company also serves several international markets, and 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 the development of its people, systems and capabilities so that it can better serve its members, providers, local communities, and government partners.