Travis Messina, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

How Home Hospital Care is Helping Preserve Local Healthcare

Over the last several decades, a combination of factors has left America’s small towns with fewer hospitals, clinics and doctors. All of these have harmed the patient experience, with long journeys to receive care becoming an unfortunate hallmark of small-town life. Through a combination of dedicated health systems, willing payers and up-to-date regulation, however, we can revitalize rural healthcare. And the main mechanism for doing so is through home hospital care models, like Contessa’s.

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Hospitals Without Walls Waivers are Working. Let’s Make Them Permanent.

For years, healthcare slowly marched into the future. Telehealth and alternative sites of care steadily gained acceptance and improved experiences, outcomes, and bottom lines, but failed to break into the mainstream. That changed in 2020 and the march became a sprint.

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Risky Business: Why Contessa Takes on Risk to Treat Patients at Home

No risk, no reward. Find out why Contessa’s financial model assumes risk, benefitting our patients, provider partners and payer affiliates.

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Slowing Down to Speed Up: 5 Things We Learned in 2020

Let’s face it: 2020 was a challenging year. Here are five things we learned as an innovative healthcare business in the face of great difficulty and opportunity.

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Contessa Applauds CMS For Its Home Hospital Care Decision

We applaud CMS for its decision to help healthcare providers more easily expand the delivery of hospital-level care beyond its traditional setting. Given the tremendous strain COVID-19 is putting on our healthcare system, access to home hospital care has never been more important.

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Why Home Hospital Care is a Value Add in a Health System’s Clinical Toolbox

What’s the clinical value of home hospital care? Contessa Our CEO Travis Messina shares five reasons every health system should consider.

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Build or Buy? Three Things to Consider Before Starting a Home Hospital Care Program

When integrating a home hospital care program at an existing health system, is it necessary to recreate the wheel and build your own from scratch? Contessa CEO Travis Messina explains.

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Decoding the Latest CMS Changes and Their Impact on Home Hospital Care

CMS regulations have evolved greatly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contessa CEO Travis Messina discusses how the changes are impacting home hospital care and what we can expect next.

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Agility in Action: Taking Hospital-level Care Home amid a Global Pandemic

Despite old criticisms about our healthcare system’s struggles with change, the COVID-19 pandemic has proven that, with its back against the wall, the American healthcare industry is very capable of adapting to urgent issues while maintaining high-quality patient care.

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Fighting COVID-19 with Home Recovery Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all of us in more ways than we thought possible. Contessa is working with the nation’s most forward-thinking health systems and health plans to respond to the coronavirus. Learn how we are supporting hospitals dealing with a patient surge and what this means for the future of healthcare delivery.

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