Meridian in Michigan Secures Medicaid Contracts

Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that its subsidiary, Meridian in Michigan (Meridian), has been chosen by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to continue serving as a Medicaid health plan for the Comprehensive Health Care Program. This program covers nearly 2 million Michiganders statewide. The proposed contracts are slated to commence on October 1, 2024, and extend through September 30, 2029, with the possibility of three one-year extensions.

“We are honored to uphold Meridian’s legacy of service to the people of Michigan,” stated Centene’s CEO, Sarah London. “We appreciate MDHHS’s commitment to our communities and Medicaid members. We are eager to collaborate with local partners to ensure continued access to high-quality care while prioritizing the needs of our members.”

Established in 1997, Meridian boasts 27 years of experience in developing and managing a Medicaid network in Michigan. Centene manages Medicaid contracts across 31 states. Meridian will serve 44 counties in the Lower Peninsula as one of nine Medicaid managed care organizations offering comprehensive services such as physical, dental, pharmacy, prescription, and transportation services.

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to continue supporting the healthcare needs of Medicaid members throughout Michigan,” said Meridian’s CEO, Chris Priest. “For 27 years, Meridian has been a leader in the state, pioneering innovative and equitable care solutions that improve the lives of our members. We are committed to expanding access, enhancing health outcomes, and addressing social needs for members statewide.”

The Medicaid contract bidding process in Michigan was informed by feedback from nearly 10,000 stakeholders, including enrollees, healthcare providers, and community partners, as part of the MIHealthyLife initiative. Meridian’s contract bid reflects its commitment to key priorities identified by Michiganders, including child and whole-person health, health equity, innovation, community impact, and operational excellence.

About Centene Corporation Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives through its local approach and high-quality services. The company provides fully integrated healthcare services to government-sponsored and commercial healthcare programs, with a focus on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Centene serves nearly 1 in 15 individuals nationwide, including Medicaid and Medicare members, individuals and families in the Health Insurance Marketplace, and TRICARE beneficiaries. The company is committed to long-term growth, value creation, and serving its members, providers, communities, and government partners.

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