Travis Messina, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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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Inpatient hospital care in the comfort of home

BCBS ProgressHealth,  By Travis Messina, December 2019 Every day, in emergency departments and urgent care centers across the country, thousands of patients are assessed for acute illnesses such as asthma, congestive heart failure, pneumonia and urinary tract infections. If symptoms are severe enough, the patient is admitted to the hospital for what is often an expensive and uncomfortable inpatient stay. Even worse, these stays may lead to an increased risk for dangerous infections or complications. Today, however, a growing number of health systems are adopting a better way to deliver hospital care. The trend is called Home Recovery Care (HRC),…

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Mount Sinai Health System Partners With Contessa Health to Expand Hospital-Level Care at Home Program

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NEW YORK, NY and NASHVILLE, TN – The Mount Sinai Health System announced today that it has partnered with Contessa Health, an innovative health care company that manages acute-care services at home through prospective bundled payment arrangements, to extend Mount Sinai’s existing hospital-level care at home program, known as the Mobile Acute Care Team (MACT), to new markets. As part of Mount Sinai’s commitment to keeping communities healthy and out of the hospital, the Health System initially launched the program in 2014 with the support of a multi-year innovation award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Through the program, eligible patients receive…

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Innovations: Bringing hospital-level care home

By Maria Castellucci  | August 6, 2016 http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20160806/MAGAZINE/308069978 Home hospitalization programs have been around for about 20 years in the U.S. Pioneered by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine in 1994, the programs initially targeted elderly patients. But in the shift toward value-based reimbursement, large hospitals and systems are starting to see home hospitalization as a way to reduce inpatient admissions for a wider array of patients. Nashville-based Contessa Health seized this opportunity to truly change the way care is delivered and do it in a way that reaches the elusive goal of lowering costs and improving quality of care. Co-founded in…

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Marshfield, Contessa Health in Wisconsin form partnership on bundled payments for home care

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Home hospitalization program will allow members of the Security Health Plan, which Marshfield Health owns, receive hospital caliber care at home. http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/marshfield-contessa-health-wisconsin-form-partnership-bundled-payments-home-care Marshfield Clinic Health System and Contessa Health have formed a new partnership to operate a home hospitalization program in Wisconsin. The program, run by Contessa Health, will allow members of the Security Health Plan to receive hospital-level care in their homes at a prospective bundled rate, according to a statement. Care includes medical visits, lab testing and medical equipment at a prospective bundled rate for a 30-day period. Marshfield, which has more than 50 clinic locations in the…

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Marshfield Clinic Health System, Contessa Health create Partnership to operate a Home Hospitalization Program

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http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160721006104/en/Marshfield-Clinic-Health-System-Contessa-Health-create MARSHFIELD, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) and Contessa Health today announce a new partnership to operate a Home Hospitalization Program for members of Security Health Plan. The Home Hospitalization Program powered by Contessa Health will allow patients to receive hospital-level care in the comfort of their homes at a prospective bundled rate. Under guidance of Contessa Health’s clinical and administrative protocols, Marshfield Clinic physicians will be able to provide Security Health Plan members with in-home care for acute medical conditions, including: Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)/Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Urinary Tract…

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Closely watched Nashville health care startup lands first partner

http://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/morning_call/2016/07/closely-watched-nashville-health-care-startup.html?ana=twt   During a Nashville Health Care Council panel earlier this year, startup Contessa Health landed a notable boost: an industry analyst highlighted the company as one of the area’s startups with the most potential. Just over half a year later, Contessa’s taken a big step on that path, inking a deal with its first partner. Through its partnership with Wisconsin’s Marshfield Clinic Health System, Contessa will help Marshfield’s physicians provide hospital-level care at home for the following conditions: congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism, urinary tract infection, cellulitis and pneumonia. Those are not conditions…

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Health Care Council Hosts Continuum of Care Panel

authors Cindy Sanders http://www.nashvillemedicalnews.com/business/article/20827677/nashville-health-care-council-hosts-continuum-of-care-panel-where-leaders-discuss-the-changing-delivery-landscape More than 350 healthcare executives gathered last month for a lively panel discussion on “Shaping the New Continuum of Care.” Hosted by the Nashville Health Care Council, the featured experts represented a range of service providers along the continuum of care and included executives from start-ups to a publicly traded corporation. Moderated by David Gruber, MD, managing director and director of research for Alvarez & Marsal Health Care Industry Group, the guest panelists were: Michael Burcham, founder and CEO of Narus Health, Paul Kusserow, president and CEO of Amedisys, Travis Messina, CEO of Contessa Health, and…

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Leaders Discuss “Shaping the New Continuum of Care” with Nashville Health Care Council

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, the Nashville Health Care Council hosted a panel of experts from start-ups and established organizations to discuss how they are innovating care delivery as the industry shifts to create a new continuum of patient care. More than 350 members attended the event. Guest speakers included Michael Burcham, founder and CEO, Narus Health; Paul Kusserow, president and CEO, Amedisys; Travis Messina, CEO, Contessa Health; and Wright Pinson, M.D., CEO, Vanderbilt Health System and Deputy CEO/Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The discussion was moderated by David Gruber, M.D., managing director and director of research,…

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Contessa Health Raises $3.5 Million in Financing from BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Sandbox Advantage Fund and Martin Ventures

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http://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/Contessa+Health+Raises+$3.5+Million+in+Financing+from+BlueCross+BlueShield+Venture+Partners+Sandbox+Advantage+Fund+and+Martin+Ventures/11120766.html NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Contessa Health, Inc., today announced it has secured $3.5 Million in Series A Financing from BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Sandbox Advantage Fund and Martin Ventures. Contessa Health creates and manages home hospitalization programs, a new form of value-based care, that optimizes the initial site of care delivery and provides in-patient level acute care in a home environment. The clinical model is supported by Contessa Health’s administrative services and proprietary technology platform, ContradoClaim™, to successfully operate the programs in a prospective bundled payment arrangement. “Contessa Health’s clinical model truly places the patient at the center of the…

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