ST. LOUIS, Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Health Net Federal Services, LLC, (HNFS), has earned the Health Utilization Management and Case Management Accreditations from URAC. URAC is an independent organization that promotes health care quality through accreditation, certification and measurement. HNFS has continuously held URAC's Health Utilization Management and Case Management Accreditations since 2005. Its most recent accreditations are effective from December 1, 2017 to December 1, 2020. "Health Net Federal Services is honored to once again receive URAC's Health Utilization Management and Case Management Accreditations," said Billy Maynard, president and CEO, HNFS. "Health Net Federal Services' compliance with URAC's rigorous utilization and case management standards demonstrates our commitment to a clinically sound review process to help ensure appropriate and efficient health care services are delivered and promote the quality care our beneficiaries deserve." "Health Net Federal Services should be commended for meeting strict quality standards," said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. "It is critically important for health care organizations to make a commitment to quality and accountability. URAC accreditation is a demonstration of that commitment." 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. 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 Health Net Federal ServicesHealth 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. About URACFounded 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.