MVP is a leading health care services company in the Northeast that is on a mission to rearchitect health care around our customers. By leveraging innovative programs and partnerships, MVP is reinforcing its commitment to our most fundamental promise—to ensure our customers have access to high quality health care and that their health care needs will be met.

Below are some examples of unique initiatives that led to better health care for our customers.

MVP Health Care’s Trailblazing Partnerships

UVM Health Advantage

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MVP Health Care partnered with The University of Vermont Health Network (UVMHN) to launch a new Medicare Advantage (MA) product. Together, the organizations are laying the groundwork for the future of health care with the introduction of UVM Health Advantage, the first and only MA plan of its kind in the region. The plan is inspired by input from consumers and guided by UVMHN providers and the Medicare experts at MVP Health Care.

UVM Health Advantage is transforming care for older adults in the region supporting their health journey and removing obstacles to care.

Belong Health Joint Venture

MVP Health Care launched a joint venture with Belong Health to support MVP Health Care’s introduction of a new Medicare Advantage Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP) in service of the Medicare and Medicaid dually eligible community. MVP Health Care’s D-SNP simplifies care by coordinating Medicare and Medicaid benefits in a patient-centric way. The collaboration with Belong Health introduced a level of experience to enhance customers’ experience by connecting them with resources they need, from primary care to behavioral and specialty care, and to community-based social support services.

MVP Health Care is the first in the Capital Region to offer this unique plan.

Galileo Partnership

MVP Health Care and Galileo launched a groundbreaking partnership to offer all MVP members access to virtual comprehensive care, including primary care, chronic disease management, and multispecialty health care.

This collaboration provides first-of-its-kind virtual care access to MVP Health Care’s Medicaid members—a population that was previously regulated to see an in-person primary care physician (PCP).

This service extends to all MVP Health Care customers, who can now connect with a primary care physician (PCP) at any time, day or night, without making an appointment using Galileo’s app.

Scarlet Health

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MVP Health Care launched a collaboration with BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company, to offer MVP members medically necessary COVID-19 PCR testing, bloodwork, and other diagnostic tests in the comfort of their homes.

The company became the first insurer in New York and Vermont to offer this service, and is doing so by utilizing Scarlet Health™, BioReference’s integrated digital platform that provides specimen collection for laboratory diagnostic services conducted by a Scarlet Health professional in a patient’s home or office.

Patriot Plan

MVP Health Care expanded the offerings of its innovative Patriot Plan to provide individuals who have served in the military access to free on-demand transportation to and from the VA, free meals after an inpatient hospital stay, free mental health support, and over $100 per year over-the-counter allowance. This plan adds an extra layer of health care to complement veterans’ existing VA benefits empowering veterans to exercise more freedom and control over their health and wellbeing.

“The Patriot Plan has offered me flexibility, choice, and management beyond the services that I am receiving from the VA,” said Ken Allocco, Vietnam War Veteran and MVP Health Care Medicare Patriot Plan member. “Last year, after being discharged from the hospital, I arrived home to meals that helped me heal and recover.”

Community Initiatives

MVP Arena

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In 2022, MVP Health Care was granted the naming rights to the MVP Arena, formerly known as the Times-Union Center in Albany. The Arena continues to serve as an epicenter for hosting dynamic events, top-notch entertainment, and promoting community life in the region.

As part of the five-year partnership with Albany County, MVP Health Care created an annual Innovation Fund in the amount of $1.4 million that will support initiatives and programs that will work to revitalize and support Albany County in new and exciting ways.

Through this collaboration, both like-minded organizations are committed to creating innovative solutions and sustaining healthy communities.

MVP Health Care Fitness Courts

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MVP Health Care announced $750,000 in grants to build ten to fifteen state-of-the-art outdoor Fitness Courts across communities in New York and Vermont in partnership with National Fitness Campaign (NFC). Starting in 2022, MVP Health Care Fitness Courts are being built in easily accessible public spaces.

The new Fitness Courts builds on the success of MVP Health Care’s initial Fitness Court, which launchedbuilt in the City of Rochester in 2019. Research shows that where people live, work, and play affects their health and quality of life and MVP believes strongly in our responsibility to play a role in advancing health and wellness in the communities we serve. The MVP Health Care Fitness Courts will offer free access to high-quality workouts using state-of-the-art equipment, creating equitable access for residents throughout the region.Centered around encouraging a healthy lifestyle, and create equitable access to outdoor exercise programs, the Fitness Courts will be a pillar of exercise throughout both states.