Travis Messina, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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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Exploring the Many Possibilities of Hospital Care at Home

We’ve learned a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve learned that our doctors and nurses really are heroes, putting their lives on the line to serve their communities. We’ve learned just how far apart six feet of social distance can make us feel. We’ve learned the power of science, with life-saving vaccines produced in record time. But perhaps what we’re most certain of is that we can’t be certain about anything. It’s impossible to know what’s around every corner. And while we can’t realistically be prepared for every scenario that may happen in healthcare, we can be adaptable and scalable,…

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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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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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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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