Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Centene Corporation announced today that its Nebraska subsidiary, Nebraska Total Care, has been awarded the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) statewide Medicaid managed care contract. Under the new contract, Nebraska Total Care will continue serving the state's Medicaid Managed Care Program, known as Heritage Health. The new contract term is five years and includes the option for two, one-year renewals.
"We are pleased to continue our partnership with the state to help build a healthier Nebraska," said Brent Layton, Centene's President and Chief Operating Officer. "Together with our network of local providers and community partners, we look forward to delivering innovative solutions to help improve health outcomes for our members at lower costs to the state."
The state's Medicaid managed care program provides access to physical health, behavioral health, pharmacy, hospital, dental and other services. Today, Nebraska Total Care serves more than 125,000 Medicaid enrollees and partners with nearly 60,000 healthcare providers statewide.
"Since 2017, Nebraska Total Care has been committed to helping Nebraskans live healthier lives," said Heath Phillips, Nebraska Total Care President and CEO. "Our local approach reflects an understanding of the unique challenges our members and their families face every day in communities throughout the state."
In addition to Medicaid, Nebraska Total Care serves underinsured and uninsured individuals through its federal insurance marketplace plan, Ambetter, and provides insurance for the Medicare population through its Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDP), Wellcare.