Mark Montoney, MD, MBA, Senior Medical Advisor

Hospital Care at Home: Henry Ford Health System and Contessa Partner to Create New Choice for Patients

Henry Ford Health System announced a new partnership with the nation’s leading operator of high-acuity home care, Contessa. The high-acuity home care offering includes Hospital Care at Home, Skilled Nursing Care at Home and Palliative Care at Home, which brings all the essential elements of hospital, rehabilitation and medical care for skilled nursing patients and broader palliative care services into the comfort of patients’ homes.

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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Christians, Gundersen Home Hospital

“Medicine is evolving, and the pandemic is accelerating change. Home Hospital is the future of healthcare. Once you adopt the program and experience the benefits, it’s easy to see why it works.”

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Surging COVID Cases and Rapidly Filling Hospitals

Progress Health, September 2021 Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, a key objective has been not overwhelming the health care system, specifically hospitals who are once again facing serious capacity issues as the U.S. experiences the latest surge in COVID cases. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Senior Vice President Justine Handelman sat down with Contessa Home Recovery CEO Travis Messina to discuss how their home recovery model is transitioning patients out of the hospital and into the home while continuing their care. This model ultimately provides a better experience for the patient and freeing up bed space within the hospital. Click…

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Amedisys Paying $250M for Contessa

Nashville Post, July 1, 2021 The leaders of home hospitalization and skilled nursing venture Contessa Health have signed a deal to sell the six-year-old company to Amedisys for $250 million. Click here to read the full story.

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Amedisys Snaps up Hospital-at-Home Provider Contessa Health in $250M Deal

Fierce Healthcare, June 20, 2021 Amedisys made a major move to expand its reach in the home healthcare market by acquiring Contessa Health, one of the biggest hospital-at-home players. Click here to read the full story.

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Amedisys to Acquire Contessa Health in Move to Increase Patient Acuity

Modern Healthcare, June 30, 2021 Amedisys, a home health, hospice and personal care company, on Wednesday, said it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nashville-based Contessa Health, a hospital-at-home and skilled nursing facility at-home provider. Click here to read the full story (subscription required).

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“Home Recovery Care Made Me Feel Secure”

Dolores spent 2020 in and out of the hospital battling Congestive Heart Failure. In November, she went home with Home Recovery Care and hasn’t had to make a trip back to the emergency room since. She credits the program with her long-term success.

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Movement to Advance Care in the Home Growing

Moving Health Home, an alliance to advance home-based care policy Moving Health Home, a coalition of pioneering health care organizations with a bold vision to change the way policymakers think about the home as a site of clinical service, officially launched only a few weeks ago. Founding members, Amazon Care, Landmark Health, Signify Health, Dispatch Health, Elara Caring, Intermountain Healthcare, Home Instead, Ascension, and Amwell coalesced around a shared belief that patients should have access to care in the home. Now, the movement is growing with seven additional members – Compassus, UPMC, U.S. Medical Management, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), Advocate Aurora…

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The Evolving Role of Hospitalists

The idea of a hospitalist is still relatively new to the healthcare landscape, but providers in these roles have the capability to make a huge impact on patients and their families during an acute episode. That impact can now be felt more broadly through a virtual role – as a virtual hospitalist. Read more about how their role benefits both patients and physicians.

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Care and Recovery Comes Home

Highmark Health Digital Magazine, March 31, 2021 Even before the pandemic, there was a strong trend in the U.S. toward having more health care and recovery happen at home rather than requiring people to stay in hospitals or overnight medical facilities. Value drivers included higher patient satisfaction, fewer unnecessary hospitalizations and readmissions, and lower overall costs. To learn more about this program, Highmark Health talked with Dr. Harshit Seth, system medical director, Hospitalists Services at AHN, and one of two medical directors overseeing Home Recovery Care services through AHN hospitals. Click here to read the full interview.

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