The healthcare industry has complex and challenging industry standards. Centene Corporation and its subsidiaries strive to not only meet but exceed these standards to provide quality healthcare to each of its members. Centene is proud to be formally recognized for going above and beyond industry standards through certifications and accreditations by some of the nation’s top healthcare organizations.

CORE Certification

Centene standardizes the information given to healthcare providers. The Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE) is an initiative by a nonprofit alliance of health plans, networks and trade associations to simplify healthcare administration. With CORE certification, Centene joins others in standardizing the information sent to providers, so they receive consistent, uniform information from each insurer. CORE certification helps providers offer the best possible care consistently to each member, which in turn helps members maintain better health. It also improves interactions between health insurers and providers, reduces costs and administrative hassles, meets HIPAA requirements, and increases accuracy and speed in paying claims. Centene has received the CAQH CORE? health plan certification seal and is exchanging electronic administrative data in compliance with the CORE rules. For more information about CORE, please click here?or contact CAQH at (202) 861-6380.


NCQA Health Wellness Promotion Seal


The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) evaluates the quality of key processes and systems health plans provide their members. NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization working to improve healthcare quality through measurement, transparency and accountability. The accreditation process involves a team of NCQA-trained healthcare experts conducting an extensive review, which includes an on-site survey of each health plan being considered for accreditation, and annual reporting of performance measures. Centene’s subsidiaries strive for this level of quality in all aspects of the business.

The following subsidiaries currently hold one or more than one NCQA accreditation:
(For more information on NCQA accreditations, visit NCQA report cards here.)

  • Absolute Total Care
  • Arkansas Health & Wellness
  • Arizona Complete Health
  • Buckeye Health Plan
  • Coordinated Care
  • Envolve PeopleCare
  • Envolve Pharmacy Solutions? ? ? ?
  • Envolve Vision Benefits
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health Net of California
  • Home State Health
  • IlliniCare Health
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections
  • Magnolia Health
  • MHS
  • MHS Health Wisconsin
  • Nebraska Total Care
  • NH Healthy Families
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • SilverSummit Healthplan
  • Sunflower Health Plan
  • Sunshine Health
  • Superior HealthPlan


URAQ Health Utilization Management Seal
NCQA Health Wellness Promotion Seal
NCQA Utilization Management Seal
NCQA Utilization Management Credentialing Seal
NCQA Multicultural Health Care Seal
NCQA Provider Network seal
NCQA Wellness and Health Promotion with Performance Reporting seal




URAC, formerly known as the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission, is an accreditor of healthcare companies. An independent, nonprofit organization, URAC develops standards with the help of nationwide experts in healthcare, including providers, insurers, healthcare organizations and public interest groups. Many of Centene’s specialty companies are URAC certified.

The following subsidiaries currently hold URAC accreditation:

  • AcariaHealth
  • Cenpatico Integrated Care
  • Envolve Dental
  • Envolve PeopleCare
  • Envolve Pharmacy Solutions
  • Health Net Federal Services
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
URAQ Health Utilization Management Seal
Health Utilization Management
Expires 11/01/2019
NCQA Health Wellness Promotion Seal
Health Network
Expires 01/01/2020
URAC Health Call Center Accredited Seal
Health Call Center
Expires 04/01/2021
URAC Pharmacy Benefit Management Accredited Seal
Pharmacy Benefit Management
Expires 03/01/2020
URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accredited Seal
Specialty Pharmacy
Expires 12/01/2019



Our programs have garnered national recognition for innovation, comprehensiveness and improved outcomes

Start Smart for Your Baby? Program

  • MHPA Awards: Winner – Start Smart Texting Program
  • Case In Point Platinum Awards: Winner - Start Smart for Your Baby Women/Children Case Management
  • Case In Point Platinum Awards: Winner - Start Smart for Your Baby Women/Children Case Management
  • URAC/GKEN International Health Promotion Award: Winner - Start Smart
  • URAC Best Practice: Start Smart - Consumer Health Improvement category - Platinum Award

Women/Children Case Management Programs

  • Peach State Health Plan: Teen Education Awareness Movement (T.E.A.M.) Outreach Program

Disease Management/Population Health Programs

  • Envolve: Asthma Management Program

Care Coordination Specialty Program: Behavioral Health Case Management

  • Orca House Residential Treatment

Care Coordination Specialty Program: Women/Children Case Management Programs

  • Turning Point Program

Patient Care Settings: Acute Care Settings

  • Emergency Department Program

Payer-Based Programs: Care Management

  • My Route to Health Sickle Cell Program

Payer-Based Programs: Disease Management/Population Health

  • Modified IMPACT

Managed Care Case Management

  • Buckeye Health Plan: Pregnancy Specialty Care Management Program
  • Home State Health: Emergency Department's Diversion Program

Nurse Call Center

  • Envolve: Nurse Call Center Program

Centene was among the top scorers in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for policies and practices regarding LGBTQ employees.

Centene has been recognized by the Disability Equality Index, sponsored by the United States Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities.

Centene Chairman and CEO Michael F. Neidorff was one of the first national CEOs to sign the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge.

Centene Ranks No. 51 in FORTUNE 500? Ranking
Centene ranked No. 51 on the 2019 FORTUNE 500? list of largest U.S. corporations by revenue, up from No. 61 in 2018. Since first entering the list in 2010, Centene has climbed 435 spots.

Centene Ranks No. 168 in FORTUNE Global 500??Ranking
Centene ranks No. 168 on the 2019 FORTUNE Global 500? list of the world’s largest corporations by revenue. Since first entering the list in 2016, Centene has risen 302 spots.

Centene Ranks No. 7 on FORTUNE? 2019 Change the World List
Centene ranked No. 7 on the FORTUNE? 2019 Change the World?list.?Companies are recognized for, and competitively ranked on, innovative strategies that positively impact the world.

Centene Ranks No. 27 on FORTUNE??100 Fastest Growing Companies List
For the second year, Centene has been placed on the list of FORTUNE? 100 Fastest Growing Companies, ranked No. 27. The list is based on revenue growth, EPS growth rate and three-year annualized total returns ending June 30, 2017.?

Centene Ranks No. 43 on Forbes Global 2000 Growth Champion List
Centene ranked No. 43 on the 2018 Forbes Global 2000 Growth Champion list. The list ranks 250 companies around the globe by highest compound annual growth rate in revenues from 2014 through 2017.?

Centene Added to S&P 500
On March 29, 2016, Centene moved up to the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500?), a stock market index from S&P Dow Jones Indices that is widely regarded as the best single gauge of large-cap U.S. equities, chosen for market size, liquidity and industry grouping, among other factors. Meant to reflect the risk-return characteristics of the large-cap universe, over $7.8 trillion is benchmarked to the index, with index assets making up approximately $2.2 trillion of this total. The index, which includes 500 leading companies and captures approximately 80 percent coverage of available market capitalization, is updated according to market changes and fluctuation.

Centene Selected for Barron’s 400 Index
Centene Corporation was selected for the September 2014 edition of the Barron’s 400 Index, a national rating of public companies issued biannually by the financial multimedia company.?

Centene Added to Russell 1000 Index
The Russell 1000 Index?is the large-cap index of the top 1,000 U.S. common stocks, ranked by market capitalization. It incorporates respective variables to determine valuation (growth/value) or stability (defensive/dynamic) styles at each annual reconstitution period (May 31). The Russell Midcap Index includes the bottom 800 stocks in the Russell 1000 Index. The Russell Top 200 Index plus the Russell Midcap Index yields the Russell 1000 Index. Centene was added to this index in 2014.