Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: MOH) today announced that its New Mexico
health plan, Molina Healthcare of New Mexico, Inc., has been selected by
the New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) to participate in the new
Centennial Care program. In addition to continuing to provide physical
and acute health care services, under the new program Molina Healthcare
of New Mexico will expand its services to provide behavioral health and
long-term care services.
"Molina Healthcare has a long history of caring for New Mexico's
Medicaid members. We are delighted to continue our partnership with HSD
as it launches the new Centennial Care program," said Patty Kehoe,
president of Molina Healthcare of New Mexico. "Our organization has
always been committed to providing access to quality care for our
members. We plan to draw on our extensive experience to successfully
implement this exciting new program."
The Centennial Care program modernizes the Medicaid program in New
Mexico with the goal of creating a unified, comprehensive health care
delivery system. It aligns incentives within the health care system so
that all involved - the state, the health plans, the providers, and the
members - are working towards the same objective of achieving better
health care at less cost. In addition, the newly eligible population
under the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion will be enrolled under
The selection of Molina Healthcare of New Mexico was made by HSD
pursuant to its request for proposals issued in August 2012. The
operational start date for the program is currently scheduled for
January 2014. Molina Healthcare of New Mexico will now begin working
through a readiness review with HSD to prepare for full implementation
of Centennial Care.
Molina Healthcare of New Mexico currently serves approximately 90,000
Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries statewide in New Mexico.
Additionally, Molina Healthcare operates two primary care clinics in
Albuquerque and Santa Fe through an affiliated company.
About Molina Healthcare
Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, provides quality and
cost-effective Medicaid-related solutions to meet the health care needs
of low-income families and individuals and to assist state agencies in
their administration of the Medicaid program. The Company's licensed
health plans in California, Florida, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas,
Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin currently serve approximately 1.8
million members, and its subsidiary, Molina Medicaid Solutions, provides
business processing and information technology administrative services
to Medicaid agencies in Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, New Jersey, and West
Virginia, and drug rebate administration services in Florida. More
information about Molina Healthcare is available at www.molinahealthcare.com.
Molina Healthcare, Inc.
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