Acentra Health won a 5-year contract from West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Resources to continue delivering assessment and utilization management services for children and adults enrolled in the state’s Medicaid fee-for-service and waiver programs.
“Our teams in West Virginia are passionate about their work and have a deep understanding of the cultural needs and challenges of the populations they serve, owing to their two-plus decades living and working in the state,” said Acentra Health CEO Todd Stottlemyer. “Acentra Health is grateful to West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Resources for recognizing the value of that experience serving its Medicaid members, and we look forward to continuing our strong partnership.”
Acentra Health has 23 years’ experience working with DHHR to deliver critical health services that improve well-being and accelerate better health outcomes.
“The new contract continues Acentra Health’s role in developing and managing programs provided through the Bureaus for Social Services, Behavioral Health, and Medical Services and the West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program (WVCHIP),” said Acentra Health President and COO Meghan Harris.
In 2018, Acentra Health partnered with the state to design, implement and oversee its Health Home Care Coordination model. A study by West Virginia University found the model’s diabetes service helped accelerate better health outcomes across the state, reducing monthly emergency room visits by 36% and hospital admissions by 62% for participants.
“Our collaboration with Acentra Health has been an important driver in improving the health of our diabetes population, and we look forward to expanding on that success as part of our continued partnership,” said Cindy Beane, commissioner of the West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services.