Medicare Advantage partnership announced

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naviHealth, a Cardinal Health company, will now manage post-acute care for enrollees in the MVP Health Care Medicare Advantage program, the company announced this month.

Approximately 60,000 members are enrolled in the program.

“When patients leave the hospital, we do everything we can to make sure they don't need to come back,” said Clay Richards, CEO at naviHealth. “Our partnership with MVP Health Care ensures patients will get the right care in the right setting, whether they go home with nursing care or are discharged to a skilled nursing facility.”

naviHealth's goal is to allow patients to go home faster. It uses a database of post-acute outcomes to manage risk and for patients to receive the best treatment.

“Having worked with naviHealth previously, I knew I wanted the company on my team when I moved to MVP,” said MVP Health Care Chief Medical Officer, Elizabeth Malko, M.D. “It's a high-touch, high-tech model that puts the patient at the center of every decision, and fits perfectly into our holistic approach to care.”