SOURCE: MVP Health Care

MVP Health Care

November 22, 2011 15:24 ET

MVP Health Care and Vermont Managed Care Collaborate to Offer Vermont Residents More Affordable, High Quality Health Care

"Vermont First" Designed for Vermont Residents Looking for Local Health Care and Coverage; Unique Partnership Among Physicians, Hospital and Insurer

BURLINGTON, VT--(Marketwire - Nov 22, 2011) - MVP Health Care and Vermont Managed Care have entered into an innovative partnership to provide Vermont residents with "Vermont First," a unique approach to deliver high quality care through a Vermont focused network of providers.

Under the partnership, Vermont Managed Care (VMC) and its network of high-quality health care providers have more control, share more data and partner with a prominent regional insurer, MVP Health Care.

"Vermont First represents the future of health care through an innovative partnership that aligns the interests of MVP Health Care with providers for the benefit of Vermont's consumers," said David Henderson, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of MVP Health Care. "Only through such 'win-win' relationships will we rise to the challenge of true health care reform that lowers cost and enhances quality."

"By combining MVP's emphasis on wellness and our focus on high quality care, we have put together a program which will offer our patients the best of all worlds," said Todd Moore, president, Vermont Managed Care. "Most importantly, our patients will get great care at great prices in Vermont."

Bill Little, MVP's Vermont Vice President, added that his company worked closely with Vermont Managed Care to develop the range of choices, which include four distinct plans that include an HMO-style plan, two high deductible options and a hybrid choice.

"To offer Vermont residents and employers competitive pricing, we developed a partnership that includes robust care coordination by VMC with an eye toward leveraging local health care resources which in turn helps control costs," Little said.

Moore, of Vermont Managed Care, added: "The most important attributes of Vermont First are simply that members will get access to care supported by a network of providers willing to be more accountable and coordinated in service to plan members throughout the state at a competitive price. It's really the best of all worlds."

About MVP Health Care
Founded in 1983, MVP Health Care is a community-focused, not-for-profit health insurer serving members in the states of New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. Through its operating subsidiaries, MVP Health Care provides fully insured and self-funded employer health benefits plans, dental insurance, and ancillary products, such as flexible-spending accounts, to more than 700,000 subscribers. For more information, visit: www.mvphealthcare.com.

About Vermont Managed Care
Vermont Managed Care (VMC) was founded in 1991 as a Physician Hospital Organization. A wholly owned subsidiary of Fletcher Allen, it currently coordinates the delivery of health care services for a population served by a network of more than over 2,700 primary and specialty care providers and 10 hospitals in Vermont and New Hampshire. The VMC Network conducts its own care management, enabling the physician-run network to make day-to-day health care decisions for its patients, rather than a distant third party claims manager.

Contact Information

  • Gary Hughes
    MVP Health Care
    518-388-2319

    Martita Giard
    Vermont Managed Care
    802-847-8065