ST. LOUIS, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Health Net Federal Services, LLC, (HNFS), has earned the Disease Management Accreditation from URAC. URAC is an independent organization that promotes healthcare quality through accreditation, certification and measurement.
HNFS has continuously held URAC's Disease Management Accreditation since 2011. Its most recent accreditation is effective October 1, 2017 to October 1, 2020.
HNFS' Disease Management Education Program serves TRICARE North Prime beneficiaries, identified by the Defense Health Agency, for enrollment in healthcare management programs targeting six conditions: anxiety, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure, depression, and diabetes.
"Once again, Health Net Federal Services is honored to receive URAC's Disease Management Accreditation. URAC's accreditation validates the work being done through HNFS' Disease Management Education Program in treating these six conditions affecting our military communities," said Billy Maynard, president and CEO, HNFS. "Maintaining URAC's Disease Management Accreditation ensures our TRICARE Prime North Region beneficiaries stay mission-ready and are being provided the care and quality of life equal to their sacrifice and service."
"With Disease Management Accreditation from URAC, Health Net Federal Services is recognized to have the expertise to work effectively with providers in improving population health and managing chronic disease care," said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. "Health Net Federal Services has made a commitment to URAC's broad and rigorous standards and measures that prove its commitment to quality care."
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 Care (LTC), 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 and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 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, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.
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About Health Net Federal Services
Health Net Federal Services has a long history of providing cost-effective, quality managed healthcare programs for government agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. For more than 28 years, HNFS has partnered with the Department of Defense to provide healthcare services to the men and women who serve, and their family members. Through the TRICARE program, HNFS currently assists approximately 2.9 million beneficiaries in the TRICARE North Region, including active duty, retired, National Guard and Reserve, and family members. Health Net Federal Services was one of the first companies in the U.S. to develop comprehensive managed care programs for military families. In addition, HNFS provides quality behavioral health services for active duty service members, veterans and their families. Visit www.hnfs.com for more information.
Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification and measurement. URAC is a nonprofit organization developing evidence-based measures and standards through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of healthcare. Our portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the healthcare industry, addressing healthcare management, healthcare operations, health plans, pharmacies, telehealth providers, physician practices, and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability.
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