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 contact CAQH or call (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.

NCQA Accredited - Health Plan
NCQA Accredited - LTSS
NCQA Accredited - Multicultural Health Care
NCQA Accredited - Population Health Program Seal, 3 years
NCQA Accredited - Provider Network
NCQA Accredited - Utilization Management

NCQA Accredited - Credentialing Verifications Organization


The following subsidiaries currently hold one or more than one NCQA accreditation:

(For more information on NCQA accreditations, visit NCQA report cards.)

  • Absolute Total Care*
  • Ascension Complete (FL)
  • Ambetter from Arizona Complete Health
  • Ambetter from Arkansas Health & Wellness
  • Ambetter of Illinois
  • Ambetter of North Carolina Inc.
  • Ambetter of Tennessee
  • Buckeye Health Plan*
  • California Health & Wellness
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Centene Corporation
  • Coordinated Care*
  • Envolve Dental
  • Envolve People Care
  • Envolve Pharmacy Solutions
  • Envolve Vision Benefits
  • Fidelis Care
  • Harmony Health Plan, Inc. (Arkansas)
  • Harmony Health Plan, Inc. (Illinois)
  • Harmony Health Plan, Inc. (Mississippi)
  • Harmony Health Plan, Inc. (South Carolina)
  • Harmony Health Plan, Inc. (Tennessee)
  • Health Net
  • Nebraska Total Care
  • Home State Health
  • Iowa Total Care
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections
  • Magnolia Health*
  • Meridian Health Plan of Illinois, Inc.
  • Meridian Health Plan of Michigan, Inc.
  • MHS*
  • MHS Health Wisconsin
  • NH Healthy Families*
  • Ohana Health Plan
  • PA Health & Wellness*
  • Peach State Health Plan*
  • QualChoice Health Insurance
  • SilverSummit Healthplan*
  • Sunflower Health Plan*
  • Sunshine Health Plan**
  • Superior Health Plan*
  • WellCare Health Insurance of Arizona, Inc. (Louisiana)
  • WellCare Health Plans of New Jersey, Inc.
  • WellCare of California, Inc.
  • WellCare of Connecticut, Inc.
  • WellCare of Florida, Inc.
  • WellCare of Georgia, Inc.
  • WellCare of Kentucky, Inc.
  • WellCare of New York, Inc.
  • WellCare of South Carolina, Inc.
  • WellCare of Texas, Inc.
  • Western Sky Community Care
* includes Ambetter health plan 
** includes Ambetter and Allwell health plans


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
  • Centurion
  • Envolve PeopleCare
  • Envolve Pharmacy Solutions
  • Health Net Federal Services
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • MeridianRx
URAC Health Utilization Management Seal
Managed Health Network
Health Utilization Management
Expires 11/01/2022
URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accredited Seal
Specialty Pharmacy
Expires 12/01/2022
URAC Pharmacy Benefit Management Accredited Seal
Envolve Pharmacy Solutions
Pharmacy Benefit Management
Expires 03/01/2023
URAC Health Network Accredited Seal
Health Net Federal Services
Health Network
Expires 07/01/2023
URAC Disease Management Accredited Seal
Health Net Federal Services
Disease Management
Expires 10/01/2023
URAC Case Management Accredited Seal
Health Net Federal Services
Case Management
Expires 12/01/2023
URAC Health Utilization Management Seal
Health Net Federal Services
Health Utilization Management
Expires 12/01/2023
URAC Telemedicine Accreditation Seal
Telemedicine Accreditation - P2C
Expires 01/31/2024
URAC Pharmacy Benefit Management Seal
Pharmacy Benefit Management
Expires 03/01/2024
URAC Health Call Center Accredited Seal
Envolve PeopleCare
Health Call Center
Expires 04/01/2024

The American Association of Suicidology Accreditation

The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) Accreditation validates service delivery programs that are performing according to national recognized standards. People in life-threatening and other crises who obtain service from an AAS-accredited program are assured that staff has seriously examined their commitment to provide service according to recognized standards. 

The Envolve PeopleCare Behavioral Health Crisis Line (Tempe, AZ) received a One Year Accreditation as an approved American Association of Suicidology approved Crisis Intervention Program. This Accreditation was awarded in November 2020 and expires in November 2021.

American Association of Suicidology Accreditation logo


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

MHPA Best Practice Award

  • My Route to Health Sickle Cell Program

Decision Plus Platinum Awards

  • OpiEnd -  Care Coordination Specialty Programs for Managed Care Payer Based Programs for Publicly Funded Plans
  • Home State Health: ED Super Utilizer Outreach:  Care Coordination - Emergency Room Department
  • enturion Healing, Empowerment, Resources (HER) Parenting Journal - Women’s / Children’s Case Management
  • Envolve - Vision Services to Hurricane Harvey Evacuees; Patient Engagement and Education
  • Buckeye Health Plan - Compassionate Connections - Home Health / Hospice / Palliative Care

Hermes Creative Award

  • Gold - HER (Healing Empowerment, Resources), My Family Journal (Health Literacy Series)
  • Gold - Hip Code 411 Drugs and You (Health Literacy Series)
  • Honorable Mention - Parenting, Heart Mind and Hand (Health Literacy Series)
  • Platinum - The Adventures of Boingg and Sprockette - Darbgy Boingg Learns that Every Face Has a Special Smile (Health Literacy Series)

National Health Information Award for our Measured Dose

  • Education Book that is part of OpiEnd

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Health Equity Award

  • CMS recognized Centene's Provider Access Initiative (PAI) in 2019. The award recognizes organizations that close gaps in healthcare quality and access.

​Centene is proud to be named a Top 50 Company for Diversity by DiversityInc for the second consecutive year in 2021. The assessment collects data across key areas of diversity and management, including talent pipeline, talent development, leadership accountability and supplier diversity. Centene advanced 13 spots to No. 36 on the respected list. We were also recognized on two specialty lists this year, ranking No. 18 for Top LGBT Companies and No. 22 for Top Companies for Executive Diversity Councils.

Centene was named a 2021 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for the fourth consecutive year after earning a perfect score of 100 percent on their Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.

Centene was included in 2021 Bloomberg's Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which lists companies recognized as global leaders in advancing women in the workplace.

Centene is proud to be named a 2021 Leading Disability Employer by the National Organization on Disability. This award recognizes companies that demonstrate exemplary employment practices for people with disabilities.

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 was recognized with a 100 percent score as one of the Best Places to Work for 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.

As part of Disability:IN's "Are You IN?" campaign, Centene Chairman, President, and CEO Michael Neidorff signed the CEO Letter on Disability Inclusion, which is a call to action for CEOs, investors, companies, and business professionals to further advance inclusive practices for people with disabilities. 

Centene has been awarded the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriotic Employee Award for fostering a corporate culture that values military members and their families.

Centene is honored to be recognized as a Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Company by U.S. Veterans Magazine for the second year in a row. In addition, we were named a Top Supplier Diversity Program for Veterans, which spotlights companies with proactive business programs that encourage the use of diverse businesses as company vendors.

Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies logoCentene has been selected one of FORTUNE World's Most Admired Companies® for the third consecutive year in the Insurance and Managed Care industry category. Senior executives, directors, and analysts rated enterprises within their own industries and evaluated them on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibly and ability to attract talent.

Centene Ranks No. 24 in FORTUNE 500® List
Centene ranked No. 24 on the 2021 FORTUNE 500 list of largest U.S. corporations by revenue, up from No. 42 in 2020. Centene has risen 462 spots since debuting on the list in 2010 at No. 486.

Centene Ranks No. 57 on FORTUNE GLOBAL 500® List
In August 2021, FORTUNE announced Centene's position of No. 57 in its annual ranking of the world's largest companies based on 2020 revenue, rising from No. 127 in the previous year's annual ranking.

Centene Ranks No. 207 on 2021 Forbes Global 2000: World's Largest Public Companies List
Established in 2003, the list ranks the top 2,000 public companies in the world based on four metrics: sales, profit, assets and market value.

Centene Named to FORTUNE® 2020 Change the World List
This designation marks the third time Centene has been named to the prestigious list that recognizes companies for innovative strategies that positively impact the world. Centene’s 2020 inclusion noted COVID-19-related initiatives that helped disproportionately vulnerable members stay connected to high-quality healthcare as the global pandemic continued to evolve. Centene’s Provider Accessibility Initiative was recognized in 2019 and Centene’s efforts to expand healthcare coverage in Nevada were noted in 2017.

Centene Ranks No. 14 on the Forbes Corporate Responders Ranking
The Forbes Corporate Responders ranking assessed how well the 100 largest employers among U.S. public companies mobilized to meet the challenges of COVID-19.

Centene is named a Global Finance Outstanding Crisis Leadership 2020 Honoree in the "Overall Excellence — Corporate" Category
The program recognizes banks and companies that went above and beyond in responding to the global pandemic crisis — those who assisted their customers, protected their employees, and provided critical support to society at large.


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