Centene Corporation partnered with Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE), a health care accreditor, to research and advance continuous improvement in autism treatment outcomes. The initiative will focus on assessing applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment delivery, quality of care, and treatment outcomes. The goal is to support access to quality services for people on the autism spectrum and related developmental disabilities.

This research collaboration will help better assess treatment outcomes and quality of care through formalized measurements of ABA services. These measures will allow benchmarking of national healthcare quality standards for behavioral health that aim to improve quality and efficiency. They will also be foundational in delivering ABA services within a value-based care framework.

BHCOE® is an ANSI-accredited accrediting body within the autism field. Over the last seven years, BHCOE has dedicated itself to transforming care for people with autism and related developmental disabilities through a relentless focus on serving as a source for the autism community on how best to improve the quality of care, safety, well-being, and life for patients and families.

Centene Corporation, a Fortune 25 company, is a leading health care enterprise that is committed to helping people live healthier lives. The Company takes a local approach – with local brands and local teams – to provide fully integrated, high-quality, and cost-effective services to government-sponsored and commercial healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Centene offers affordable and high-quality products to nearly 1 in 15 individuals across the nation, including Medicaid and Medicare members (including Medicare Prescription Drug Plans) as well as individuals and families served by the Health Insurance Marketplace, the TRICARE program, and individuals in correctional facilities.

This was reported by Behavioral Health Center of Excellence on May 10, 2022, at https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220510005267/en (accessed May 17, 2022).

Contact information: Anshula Ahluwalia, Media Contact, Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, 8033 Sunset Blvd., #1093, Los Angeles, CA 90046; 847-372-9091; Email: news@bhcoe.org; Website: https://www.bhcoe.org/

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