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October 17, 2012
09:16 EDTCNCCentene initiates terminational of Medicaid contract with Kentucky
Centene announced that its subsidiary, Kentucky Spirit Health Plan, has notified the Cabinet for Health and Family Services that it is exercising a contractual right that it believes allows Kentucky Spirit to terminate its Medicaid managed care contract with the Commonwealth of Kentucky effective July 5, 2013. In addition, Kentucky Spirit has filed a formal dispute with the Cabinet for damages incurred under the contract. Consistent with the steps taken as mentioned above to terminate the Kentucky contract effective July 5, 2013, Centene anticipates recording a pre-tax premium deficiency reserve ranging from $60M-$70M related to the Kentucky operations in the quarter ended September 30.
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January 26, 2015
12:39 EDTCNCHHS Secretary orders Medicare to change payment method, WSJ says
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06:03 EDTCNCCentene to acquire Agate Resources
Centene announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Agate Resources, a diversified holding company that offers an array of healthcare products and services to Oregon residents. Agate is based in Eugene, Oregon. Trillium Community Health Plan, Inc., a subsidiary of Agate, participates in Oregon's Coordinated Care Organization model to provide Medicaid services to Oregon Health Plan members in Lane County, Oregon. Trillium also provides coverage to Medicare beneficiaries through a Medicare Advantage plan and participates on the Cover Oregon health insurance marketplace. Terry Coplin, the CEO of Agate, and the existing management team will continue to lead the local operations of Agate. The transaction is expected to close in Q3, subject to customary closing conditions, including Oregon regulatory approval. The deal is expected to be accretive to EPS in the first twelve months following close.

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