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Superior HealthPlan Receives NCQA Distinction

Friday, November 30, 2018  
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Centene Subsidiary Earns NCQA Distinction

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that its wholly-owned Texas subsidiary, Superior HealthPlan, has earned a Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) distinction from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This distinction stems from Superior's efforts in coordinating care effectively across medical, behavioral and social services to help keep members in their preferred setting.

"We are pleased that Superior HealthPlan earned this distinction from the NCQA. Our goal has always been to help provide the services and support for members that will help them stay in their homes – and in their communities – for as long as possible because we know how much this can positively impact a person's health," said Mark Sanders, president and CEO of Superior HealthPlan. "This distinction from NCQA affirms our belief as well as our commitment to providing quality care for our all of our members."

LTSS provides assistance for older Americans and those living with disabilities. NCQA's LTSS Distinction program is for organizations that provide managed health services and coordinate social services for LTSS that promote the best possible outcomes, such as independence, health and quality of life.

Superior has been offering healthcare in the State of Texas since 1999 and currently serves more than 1.2 million members through its Medicaid, Medicare and Health Insurance Marketplace plans.

"NCQA's Distinction for LTSS program raises the bar in setting high standards to encourage organizations to continuously enhance the quality of services they deliver," said Margaret E. O'Kane, NCQA President. "By earning this distinction Superior HealthPlan demonstrates it has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, while ensuring that care is communicated clearly and efficiently with the team of clinicians charged to manage their overall health."

About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government sponsored and commercial healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS), in addition to other state-sponsored programs, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly known as "Part D"), dual eligible programs and programs with the U.S. Department of Defense. Centene also provides healthcare services to groups and individuals delivered through commercial health plans. Centene operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health management, care management software, correctional healthcare services, dental benefits management, commercial programs, home-based primary care services, life and health management, vision benefits management, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.

Centene uses its investor relations website to publish important information about the Company, including information that may be deemed material to investors. Financial and other information about Centene is routinely posted and is accessible on Centene's investor relations website, http://www.centene.com/investors.

About Superior HealthPlan
Founded in 1999, Superior HealthPlan is a managed care company that delivers quality healthcare throughout Texas. Committed to transforming the health of the community, one person at a time, Superior supports active local involvement in all 254 Texas counties with 3700 employees in 9 offices throughout the state. Superior is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-national healthcare enterprise offering both core Medicaid and specialty services. More information on Superior can be found at www.SuperiorHealthPlan.com.

About NCQA
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.

SOURCE Centene Corporation