The Tenet Healthcare Corp. has reached a multi-year contract deal with St. Louis-based Centene Corp., giving its plan holders access to Tenet-owned facilities in 18 states, including Texas.
Details of the contract were not released, but the agreement syncs Centene and Health Net’s insurance products into a single contract. Centene acquired Health Net in March for $6.3 billion. The agreement goes into effect on Jan. 1. In Texas, Centene runs plans for beneficiaries of Medicaid and Medicare Advantage as well as plans sold on the health insurance exchanges.
“We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Centene and Health Net, and to offer sustained network coverage to members who rely on our providers for high-quality healthcare services,” read a statement from Clint Hailey, chief managed care officer for Tenet.