Yuvo Health and Fidelis Care achieve shared savings for Federally Qualified Health Centers, paving way for others seeking value-based care — partnership sets new standard for healthcare delivery in Medicaid landscape

NEW YORK (June 18, 2024) Yuvo Health, which partners with community health centers to help them gain an advantage in value-based care, and Fidelis Care, a statewide health plan with more than 2.4 million members in New York State and a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, today announced that they have achieved shared savings for several Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) partners, including Long Island Select Healthcare, Metro Community Health Centers, Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, and Advantage Care Health Centers in the first year of their value-based contracting program. 

Yuvo Health, alongside its FQHC partners and Fidelis Care, successfully implemented risk adjustment and quality initiatives reflective of its fair, equitable and mutually beneficial agreement that considers the reality of the clinical, administrative, and operational challenges that FQHCs face. These initiatives resulted in a net savings to the network, as well as improvements in key quality metrics. 

"Partnering with Fidelis Care and our FQHC partners has empowered us to achieve shared savings in Medicaid, reflecting our dedication to delivering meaningful value-based care," said Cesar Herrera, CEO of Yuvo Health, who co-founded the company in 2021 with a fully BIPOC team. “This achievement not only validates the quality of care provided by our FQHC partners, but also well positions us to execute on the objectives outlined in the New York State 1115 Demonstration Waiver — benefiting our partners, our communities and the broader healthcare system." 

The unique two-year partnership, which began in January 2022, involves FQHCs, community-based organizations, and Fidelis Care. The successful collaboration highlights the tangible benefits to FQHCs realized in the New York market, while demonstrating the transformative impact of innovative payment models and strategic partnerships. By addressing social care needs and focusing on population health outcomes, Yuvo Health's FQHC partners can continue setting a new standard for healthcare delivery in the Medicaid landscape. 

"Our partnership demonstrates the potential for positive change in the healthcare industry, both in New York and beyond," said Pantelis “PK” Karnoupakis, Vice President, Value-Based Payment Initiatives at Fidelis Care. "This exciting achievement strengthens our commitment to FQHC provider partners and positions us to drive innovation and improve access to quality care." 

Over the coming months, Yuvo Health will leverage the success of its partnership with Fidelis Care to scale its support model to other interested FQHC partners. Significantly, the timing aligns with the evolving healthcare landscape in New York, including ongoing discussions around the New York Health Equity Reform waiver. 

About Yuvo Health: 

Launched in January 2021, Yuvo Health is an industry-leading healthcare organization that partners with community health centers to help them gain an advantage in value-based care, a healthcare model that prioritizes patient-provided quality and outcomes of care over the quantity of services delivered. Founded in New York City by a fully BIPOC team that has experienced the power of quality care firsthand, the entire company shares a common goal of bringing fair, quality care to underserved communities. Yuvo Health empowers health centers to succeed in value-based care arrangements by leveraging new revenue opportunities without risk, scalable infrastructure, and a committed partner network. Currently, the company serves community health centers in the Northeast and Midwest, with plans to expand to more markets throughout the year. Learn more at www.yuvohealth.com

About Fidelis Care 

Fidelis Care is a mission-driven health plan offering quality, affordable coverage for children and adults of all ages and at all stages of life, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading healthcare enterprise committed to helping people live healthier lives. With more than 2.4 million members statewide, Fidelis Care believes that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance. Follow us on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/fidelis-care, on Twitter at @fideliscare, Instagram at @fideliscare, and on Facebook at facebook.com/fideliscare. For more information, call Fidelis Care at 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547) or visit fideliscare.org. 


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