Centene PBM RFP Award Announcement

Date: 10/25/2022

Earlier this year, Centene Corporation engaged in a strategic Request For Proposal (RFP) process to evaluate Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) partners to ensure that the organization is best positioned to manage over $40 billion in annual pharmacy spend and provide additional quality and value for members and partners.

After a strategic review process, Centene announced a decision to transition PBM services to a new provider, Express Scripts. Beginning January 1, 2024, Express Scripts will be the PBM of record providing adjudication, networks and rebate contracting services on behalf of the Centene Health Plans.

Centene is the largest Medicaid managed care organization in the US, serving vulnerable communities for more than three decades. It has a long-standing commitment to providing care to the most underserved, complex populations. Today, Centene offers affordable and high-quality products to nearly 1 in 15 individuals across the nation, including Medicaid and Medicare members; Medicare Prescription Drug Plans members; and individuals and families served by the Health Insurance Marketplace, the TRICARE program, and individuals in correctional facilities.

AcariaHealth has been a valued part of the Centene organization since 2013 and will continue to be a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene, serving Centene members and other patients across the US.

As a leading national specialty pharmacy, AcariaHealth is committed to its partnership with payers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and other partners to provide the highest quality care affordable services. As an organization, AcariaHealth works tirelessly to provide patient-centered care and service, gain access to additional limited distribution drugs, and explore emerging opportunities with gene and orphan therapy disease states, along with Free Drug Programs.

AcariaHealth is well-positioned for long-term growth as a leading national specialty pharmacy. Looking ahead, the organization is dedicated to building on its commitment to provide patient-focused service and support.