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Centene Corporation Acquires Majority Interest In U.S. Medical Management
Date:12/12/2013

pleased to partner with USMM to assist in the build out of a national platform that will improve quality and reduce medical costs for Centene and USMM's other managed care partners."

In conjunction with the investment in USMM, Centene is announcing the formation of a new healthcare enterprise holding company. This new independent enterprise will connect Centene and other health solution providers while preserving the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation which has led to improved health outcomes, development of a more efficient care model and the facilitation of sales to third party companies.

Mark Mitchell, CEO of USMM said, "USMM has been committed to providing high quality, compassionate and cost-effective in-home care to our patients for over 20 years and will continue to do so. We share Centene's core belief that integrated care models lead to improved quality, enhanced medical outcomes and cost efficient care. We are confident that we will drive meaningful results and enhance care delivery for Centene's growing high acuity population."

USMM is a national leader in house call medicine with comprehensive service offerings and depth of experience serving individuals with complex health needs. USMM, directly or through managed affiliates, conducts over 400,000 physician house calls annually and over 2,500 face-to-face patient interactions with licensed health care professionals on a daily basis.  USMM currently operates 39 local offices across 11 states, including seven states in which Centene currently operates.  Centene has over 150,000 existing high acuity members in these overlapping markets.

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.  The purchase price for Centene's majority interest is approximately $200 million and is anticipated to be funded with a combination of approximately one-third cash and two-thirds Centene stoc
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