Centene Corporation announced that its Nevada subsidiary, SilverSummit Healthplan, Inc., has been awarded a contract from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services – Health Care Financing and Policy to continue providing managed care services for its Medicaid Managed Care program in both Clark and Washoe Counties.
“Centene is pleased to continue our important work with the state of Nevada to expand on innovation and value-based care for Nevada residents,” said Brent Layton, President of US Markets, Products and International, and Executive Vice President, for Centene. “Centene’s local approach to care leverages our strong provider partnerships to ensure we are delivering better health outcomes for our members at a lower cost to the state.”
SilverSummit Healthplan has served Nevada Medicaid members since 2017 and currently serves more than 77,000 members. The Nevada Medicaid program provides physical and behavioral healthcare as well as pharmacy benefits to over 760,000 TANF, SCHIP and Medicaid Expansion beneficiaries. Nevada’s Medicaid managed care program will advance the State’s goals through increased focus on Care Management, Member engagement, access and continued progress towards integration of services and efficiency.
“We are honored to continue serving Nevada Medicaid beneficiaries with quality healthcare services and programs,” said Eric Schmacker, Plan President and CEO for SilverSummit Healthplan. “We look forward to our continued partnership with the state of Nevada, local providers and community partners to provide services that address health equity and social determinants of health and remove barriers to ensure our members receive the high-quality care they deserve.”
Pending regulatory approval, SilverSummit’s contract will commence on January 1, 2022.
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.