Yuvo Health partners with PCDC to expand and support primary care access in marginalized communities 

September 16, 2022 – Yuvo Health, a leading technology-enabled administrative and managed-care solution for community health centers, today announced a partnership with Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and national non-profit that aims to increase access to primary care and achieve health equity through community investment, capacity building, and policy initiatives. Together, they will provide Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) with access to a robust set of support services and new revenue streams through upside risk contracts. Additionally, FQHCs will be able to participate in Yuvo’s independent physician association (IPA) and receive support services that are supplemented by PCDC’s services. 

“We’re delighted to partner with PCDC, which has been providing the capital, advocacy, research, and expertise needed to build equity and excellence in primary care,” said Cesar Herrera, CEO of Yuvo Health, which he co-founded in New York City with a fully BIPOC team. “Bringing fair, quality care to underserved communities is our greatest priority, and since PCDC works with several health centers across the country, joining forces with them fosters a great collaboration for us, especially in New York where they’ve been active for 30 years.” 

Recently, Yuvo Health and Fidelis Care, New York State’s largest Medicaid managed care organization, announced the submission of a value-based payment (VBP) contract to the New York State Department of Health that supports the provision of quality, affordable care to historically marginalized and priority populations. Forging strategic partnerships to benefit communities is part of the company’s rapidly scaling efforts since launching in January 2021. 

“We are excited to support FQHCs with training and customized strategies as they seek to expand revenue opportunities that will sustain the important services they provide in historically disinvested communities,” said Isaac Kastenbaum, Vice President, Training & Technical Assistance, at PCDC. “We’re pleased to partner with Yuvo Health, which shares our deep commitment to both FQHCs and expanding investment in primary care, overall.” 

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