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Univera Healthcare Receives Highest Accreditation

Congratulations to Univera Healthcare!           The National Committee for Quality Assurance has awarded Univera Healthcare’s commercial lines of business its highest accreditation status of EXCELLENT, for service and clinical quality that meet or exceed NCQA’s rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement. Univera’s HEDIS quality... »

Annual Dental Visits are Important!

Annual dental visits are as important to overall health as regular wellness visits Thirty percent of Western New York adults did not visit a dentist within the past year, according to the results of a new survey commissioned by Univera Healthcare. “The lack of annual routine dental care by such a large segment of the population is surprising, because 78 percent of respondents report having a regul... »

Upstate Uninsured Rate at Historic Low

Upstate’s Uninsured Rate Remains at Historic Low; NYS Rate Is the Lowest Ever Recorded Just 5.7 percent of the New York state population is without health insurance, according to a Univera Healthcare analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey. That’s a historic low number of uninsured in the state, and a full three points lower than the national uninsured rate of 8.7... »

High Blood Pressure?

Take Charge of Your Health! By Richard Vienne, D.O. Thousands of adults in our region are putting their health at risk by failing to do what they can to manage their high blood pressure. According to research by Univera Healthcare, more than 400,000 Western New York adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Amazingly, one third of them report not having made any changes to their diet or... »

Tips for a Healthier U

  Each Wednesday on Eyewitness News (Channel 7) at 5am, 5pm and 6pm, Univera Healthcare Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Vienne shares health and wellness tips for A Healthier U. Topics include staying safe in the sun while reducing the risk for skin cancer, a telemedicine app to download before your next family vacation, health tips for parents of kids heading off to coll... »

Univera Looks for Owners of Unclaimed Funds

Univera Healthcare Looking for Owners of “Unclaimed Funds” More than 10,400 individuals and companies in New York state have forgotten more than $2.1 million in checks issued by Univera Healthcare and its parent company. This isn’t money left in their pockets, but is in the form of unclaimed checks issued in 2014 to members and providers. A complete list of names of people and companie... »

Writing Your Own Final Chapter

It’s about writing your own final chapter National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), April 16, is a day to encourage everyone ages 18 and older to have family discussions about personal values and beliefs, to choose a spokesperson, and to complete a health care proxy. “Most people near the end of life lack the ability to make their own decisions about the treatment they wish to receive, as well as ... »

Don’t Risk Your Life – Colon Cancer

Get screened for colon cancer   Tens of thousands of adults in upstate New York are gambling with their health by choosing not to be screened for colon cancer, according to research findings reported by Univera Healthcare. Among those adults who are not screened, only one in four are reporting that a doctor or health professional has recommended that they be tested for colon cancer. Colon can... »

Worst February in Years for Flu!

Univera Healthcare Says This is the Worst February in Years for Cases of the Flu Univera Healthcare reviewed New York State statistics on confirmed cases of the flu for the past three flu seasons and found that once again, February looks to be when the flu begins to peak. February of this year produced nearly the same number of confirmed flu cases reported in all of last year and more than all of ... »

Univera Offering Child Health Plus and Medicaid

Univera Healthcare now offers Child Health Plus and Medicaid in Erie County Univera Healthcare is pleased to announce its offering Child Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care and MyHealthPlusSM, our new Health and Recovery Plan (HARP) in Erie County. “We’re excited to offer these health plans to the underserved and uninsured residents of Erie County, stated Art Wingerter, president of Univera Healthc... »

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