COVID-19 Updates for Providers 

Stay Up-To-Date on COVID-19 

MVP continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation carefully and is taking proactive measures to protect the health and safety of MVP Members, employees, providers, and our community. We are working in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and with both New York and Vermont state departments overseeing the needs of the communities we serve. 

MVP is committed to keeping providers up to date regarding changing guidelines and policies. Below is a summary of changes made during this State of Emergency. 

Please note, MVP is abiding by guidance put forth by all regulating bodies and will provide coverage accordingly. As regulatory dates change, so will the dates associated with MVP coverage outlined below. To receive updates as they are announced, contact your MVP Professional Relations representative to receive email updates. MVP will email or fax updates to providers and will update this page accordingly. 

On July 2, 2021 MVP announced changes to Member cost-share effective August 1, 2021. Please review Provider FastFax #30 for details.


MVP covers approved COVID-19 vaccines at no cost-share to Members in all plans. Learn more on our COVID-19 Vaccines page.

Diagnostic and Antibody Testing  

In compliance with state and federal regulations, MVP does not apply a cost-share to visits for testing for COVID-19 when deemed medically necessary, including any fees associated with an in-network office, Emergency Department (ED), or Urgent Care Center (UCC) or an out-of-network ED, or UCC Provider for the purpose of getting tested for COVID-19.  

Learn more and find relevant codes on our COVID-19 Diagnostic and Antibody Testing page.


MVP has extended the Member cost-share waiver for COVID-19 treatment costs for any site of service, including inpatient hospitalizations and emergency room visits, for New York fully insured health plans and Medicare health plans. 

Find more information about treatment for COVID-19, including telemedicine, prior authorizations, prescriptions, codes, and more on our COVID-19 Treatment page.

Virtual Visits 

For information related to conducting virtual visits, including telemedicine, telemental health, telephone visits and Gia, visit our COVID-19 Virtual Visits page.

Practice Management 

Special codes and practice rules are in effect during the state of emergency. Find a summary of codes for commercial, Medicare and Medicaid plans, plus information about PPE and different kinds of providers on our COVID-19 Practice Management Page.


Utilization Management 

Find helpful information that applies to acute care facilities, post-acute care services, and behavioral health admissions on our COVID-19 Utilization Management page.

Medicare + Medicaid Specific Information  

Effective March 1, 2020, MVP is following the payment rules published in the Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, Interim Final Rule with Comment (IFC). 

Find more details, as well as helpful Medicaid-specific resources on our COVID-19 Medicare and Medicaid Resources page

Additional Resources

Register for COVID-19 Updates 
Contact your MVP Professional Relations Representative to receive COVID-19 updates and other important notifications. To find your representative, visit our Contact Us page.
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