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Nurtur Receives Full URAC Accreditation

ST. LOUIS, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that Nurtur, its health and wellness subsidiary, received full Disease Management Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry.

URAC is an independent, nonprofit healthcare-accrediting organization dedicated to promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, education and measurement. The disease management accreditation recognizes Nurtur's programs for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease, heart failure, diabetes and back pain.

"We are proud to once again receive URAC accreditation, which validates our long-standing dedication to provide quality healthcare solutions to those we serve," said Dr. Jeremy Corbett, Chief Health Officer of Nurtur. "We believe that by providing evidence-based information, teaching skills and social support, we can improve the health of any organization, one person at a time."

The URAC accreditation process demonstrates a commitment to quality services and serves as a framework to improve business processes through benchmarking organizations against nationally recognized standards. URAC's accreditation process involves a rigorous four-phase review: building the application, desktop review, on-site review, and committee review.  Disease Management Accreditation equips disease management organizations with the tools needed to promote quality and better assess and respond to the needs of health plan members.  The URAC Standards promote evidence-based practice, collaborative relationships with providers, and consumer education, to name a few.

"Nurtur should be commended for meeting strict quality standards," said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. "It is critically important for healthcare organizations to make a commitment to quality and accountability. URAC accreditation is a demonstration of that commitment."

About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government-sponsored 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/hybrid programs and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). The Company 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.

About Nurtur
Nurtur is an innovative, industry-leading behavior change company dedicated to helping individuals improve their health and well-being. The company provides a full complement of wellness and health coaching programs that educates, empowers and motivates people at all stages of life to address life issues that get in the way of health and complicate living. Nurtur's total population health management solution includes analytics, targeted communications, wellness, condition management (including back pain, depression, diabetes, heart disease and respiratory disease) and work-life resources and referrals. Nurtur applies the latest in behavioral change science techniques and technologies to our programs and delivers services to multiple market segments including large employers, unions, health plans, and state and government agencies.  Connect with Nurtur at www.nurturhealth.com.    

About URAC
URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a well-known leader in promoting healthcare quality through its accreditation, education, and measurement programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that model the rapid changes in the healthcare system and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire healthcare industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.

 

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