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Howard Shaps, MD, MBA

by Jasmine Batchelor

August 3, 2020

Deputy Chief Medical Officer,
Centene Corporation

Dr. Howard Shaps joined Centene Corporation in 2020 as Deputy Chief Medical Officer. In his current role he has direct oversight of medical management and supports the policy, vendor management and clinical strategy teams. Prior to joining Centene, Howard served as a medical director for WellCare Health Plans, joining the company in 2014. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing the clinical direction of medical services and quality functions in the Kentucky market where he served as medical director for four years. Howard joined WellCare’s corporate team in 2018 and most recently served as WellCare’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer. In that role, Howard was tasked with delivering quality care to all of WellCare’s members by leading WellCare’s medical management and policy teams while promoting value based care. Howard earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, his doctor of medicine from the Boston University School of Medicine and his MBA, with distinction, from the University of Louisville College of Business. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

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