Yuvo Health expands value-based care to Federally Qualified Health Centers in Ohio, scaling beyond New York with My Community Health Center (MCHC)

CANTON, OH — (November 14, 2023)Yuvo Health, a leading technology, operational, and administrative solution uniquely designed to give Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) an advantage in value-based care, has entered the Ohio market, starting with its partnership with My Community Health Center, a not-for-profit, primary care health center which serves all patients regardless of their ability to pay. Significantly, as Ohio Medicaid implements its new “Next Gen” managed care program, this agreement becomes one of the state’s first examples of a value-based contract for an FQHC that intentionally moves towards downside risk.

“Partnering with My Community Health Center is especially exciting because it marks our first partnership in Ohio, expanding our innovative support model beyond downstate New York," said Cesar Herrera, CEO at Yuvo Health, which he launched in 2021 with a fully BIPOC founding team. “Additionally, MCHC will be partnering with us not just for Medicaid, but also ACO REACH, a model that promotes health equity and focuses on bringing the benefits of accountable care to Medicare beneficiaries in underserved communities, which is something we feel incredibly passionate about.”

Recently, Yuvo Health announced a $20.2 million Series A round of financing, enabling them to further scale from New York to Ohio, while transitioning to accept full-risk arrangements on behalf of their FQHC and Community Health Care (CHC) partners. In conjunction with their funding news, Yuvo Health added several new FQHCs, doubling their original number announced last year, which reaches more than 150,000 patients.

“Since launching in 2017, we have been offering comprehensive primary care services, ever-evolving from three hospital-based residency programs and always encouraging patients to be an active participant in their own healthcare,” said Juan-Paulo “JP” Afable, CEO of My Community Health Center. “Undeniably, the greater Canton community needs access to high-quality primary care and partnering with Yuvo Health enables us to not only serve the community, but to do so sustainably and in a way that facilitates better outcomes for the larger region.”

About My Community Health Center:

Launched in 2017, My Community Health Center (MCHC) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit primary care health center, which provides care to all patients regardless of ability to pay. Employing more than 70 employees, we offer comprehensive primary care services, as well as referrals to specialists when needed. In addition to providers, MCHC is a clinical site for nursing and medical students. In 2019, MCHC received full designation from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to be a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Services provided by MCHC include family practice, internal medicine, prenatal services, postpartum care, well-child and pediatric care, screenings, chronic disease management, laboratory, behavioral health, family planning, infectious disease, MAT, HIV and Hep C Treatment, substance-use disorder treatment, outreach, health education, eligibility assistance and case management. In 2022, MCHC provided care to more than 10,000 patients with close to 36,000 medical visits. Earlier this year, MCHC opened an in-house pharmacy, and will be opening a third location in early 2024, which joins their Canton office that houses all residential programs and Magnolia Health Center.

About Yuvo Health:

Launched in January 2021, Yuvo Health was founded in New York City by a fully BIPOC team with shared first-hand experiences of the power of quality care, and a common goal to bring fair, quality care to underserved communities. The entire Yuvo Health team is now on a shared mission to ensure every health center can provide compassionate care to their entire community. Yuvo Health is an industry-leading partner to health centers, helping them gain an advantage in the world of value-based care. With Yuvo Health addressing their unique needs, health centers are gaining a meaningful seat at the table in value-based care by leveraging new revenue opportunities without risk, scalable infrastructure backed by our dedicated team, and a village of partners committed to their success. Currently, the company serves community health centers and independent physician associations (IPAs) in the Northeast and Midwest, with plans to expand to more markets soon. To learn how Yuvo Health is paving the way to a more sustainable future for community health centers through value-based care for community health centers, read their 2023 Annual Report. Learn more at www.yuvohealth.com.


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