UCM Digital Health and MVP Health Care Launch New Treatment in Place Program to Reduce Emergency Room Visits and Hospitalizations

Expanded partnerships to provide members with high-quality, affordable care, wherever they are

Troy, NY, January 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — UCM Digital Health (UCM), a leading digital health provider, and MVP Health Care (MVP), a nationally recognized health plan, are proud to announce the launch of Treatment . This new initiative will give MVP members access to the right care at the right time, wherever they are, including at home, at work or any other location.

When the MVP member calls 911, and an EMS provider is dispatched to the member’s location, the Treatment in Place program is activated. Through the program, EMTs and paramedics at partner organizations now have access to the UCM team, including their medical staff and team of care coordinators, to better treat the patient at their location. The EMTs or paramedics then work with a UCM emergency medicine-trained physician via telemedicine to quickly treat patients with non-life-threatening conditions.

“This program represents MVP and UCM’s unwavering commitment to making health care more accessible, convenient and affordable for our customers while creating new opportunities for efficiency and savings in the health care system,” said President and CEO of MVP Health Care. does.” chris del vecchio,

With a combination of hands-on and virtual care, the patient receives appropriate, high-quality, cost-effective care without the need to go to the emergency room. In addition to the patient benefit, this program saves the EMS organization from having to transport the patient to the emergency room. For example, EMS providers can rapidly assess a patient’s vital signs, perform a physical exam, assess social determinants of health, or perform diagnostic tests from the comfort of the patient’s home.

del vecchio continued, “As we struggle with an increased need for health care services, Treat in Place will directly reduce the volume of non-life-threatening emergencies at the ER and improve the quality of care for the communities we serve.” We are proud to partner with UCM on this new and exciting program that will undoubtedly provide a significant increase in health care services.”

For EMS organizations, the program allows them to use their resources appropriately. With more patients being treated at their location, they are now able to focus on real emergencies. UCM has established relationships with EMS organizations and 911 centers across the state New Yorkwhich enables this service to be delivered seamlessly to MVP members in 18 counties New YorkWith plans to expand statewide.

“We are thrilled to provide this service to the community,” said Scott Bowman, executive director at Valetti Rescue, an EMS provider participating in the Treatment in Place program. “Through the use of UCM’s emergency physicians, we have kept 79% of patients at home safely without transportation to the hospital. Our medical providers are able to interact face-to-face with physicians as well as use their knowledge and skills to to provide care that is truly best for our patients. This is the latest step in many advances in the emergency medical services industry, and we are happy to be able to provide that to our patients.”

In addition, with hospitals facing staff shortages and capacity issues, the in-place treatment program helps reduce the burden on health systems.

“As part of our broader mobile integrated health strategy, the Treatment in Place program is an important step in the right direction by bringing patients a combination of in-person and virtual care,” said Keith Algozin, Pa-C, Founder and CEO of UCM Digital Health. “This truly is the future of healthcare and we are proud to partner with MVP Healthcare and several EMS organizations to provide patients with the right care, at the right time, in the right place, while reducing costs and pressure on our healthcare system. can be reduced.”

UCM Digital Health is the virtual care provider that enables MVP’s telemedicine platform Zia.

UCM’s Treatment in Place program is currently available to MVP members in the following countries: Albany, Colombia, green, rensselaer, Saratoga, schenectady, rabbitry, washington, duchess, Putnam, rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, westchester, herkimer, oneida, alleganyAnd monroe,

About UCM Digital Health

UCM Digital Health (UCM) provides the first end-to-end digital healthcare solution that combines a digital front door platform with 24/7 emergency medical treatment, triage and navigation telehealth service – reducing costs, improving outcomes and designed to provide better health services. patient experience. UCM Digital Health brings together clinical expertise, advanced technology and compassionate care to deliver powerful benefits for insurers, brokers, employers, patients and providers. UCM Digital Health has partnered with insurers, employers, patients, providers, technology solution companies – covering every corner of the healthcare ecosystem – to provide a complete, reliable, technology-based and data-driven healthcare solution. Does UCM Digital Health’s unique combination of a digital front door platform and emergency medical triage and navigation expertise allows all care to begin digitally in one place. Located in Troy, New YorkUCM Digital Health was founded in 2015 by emergency physicians Keith AlgozinPA-C and Michael Bibighaus, MD, in an effort to combine the healthcare and technology that drive the company’s operations. Accreditation by URAC for Telehealth Services.

www.ucmdigitalhealth.com

About MVP Health Care

MVP Health Care is a nationally recognized, non-profit health insurance company that provides care for its members New York And Vermont, Committed to the complete well-being of our members and the communities we serve, MVP makes health insurance more convenient, more helpful and more personal. visit for more information www.mvphealthcare.com or on Facebook, Twitter, instagramAnd linkedin,

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