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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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Telehealth’s Evolution and Staying Power Among Virtual Hospitalists

Telehealth has come a long way in just six months, but what is its staying power? Contessa’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mark Montoney, explores in his latest blog post.

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Why More Physicians Are Adopting Contessa’s Model Amid COVID-19

Trying something new is rarely easy, which is why it has taken time and proof for physicians to lean into our model. In his latest blog post, our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mark Montoney, explains the key factors that have changed physicians’ adoption of Contessa’s model and why they have been intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic:

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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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Sizing Up Home Hospital Services: Contessa’s Unique Value

By Dr. Mark Montoney, Chief Medical Officer The Contessa story is not unlike others in healthcare: an industry leader determined to make healthcare a better and more enjoyable experience for patients and providers. However, the concept of hospital care in the home has been slow to catch on and much work needed to be done to transform our segment of the industry. Fast forward five years and Contessa has accomplished a great deal, including rapid growth in key markets nationwide and an advancement of value-based care through our model. Each and every member of our team has contributed to making…

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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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