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Amedisys, Contessa Team Up With University Of Arkansas To Offer In-Home Care Services

Home Health Care News, October 11, 2022 Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and Contessa Health are teaming up with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to offer at-home care services to patients in Central Arkansas. The parties involved announced a joint venture this week that will allow Contessa and Amedisys to deliver care across the full continuum in the home in a new region. Click here to read the full article.

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Guest column: Nashville’s health care community can drive change — and it’s overdue

Nashville Business Journal, September 28, 2022 It’s safe to say the health care policymakers, industry leaders and influencers who spoke at this year’s Leadership Health Care delegation to Washington, D.C., challenged Nashville to step up. The group of nearly 50 health care leaders who traveled to the nation’s capital on Sept. 19 and 20 heard perspectives on key health policy and political matters, as well as clear calls to action. Here are a few key takeaways and highlights from the two-day event. Click here to read the full article.

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Hospices Can Adapt Health System, ACO Strategies on Community Partnerships

Hospice News, September 22, 2022 Hospices seeking to build stronger relationships with other community-based organizations may be able to adapt some of the strategies that health systems and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have implemented. These community partnerships have become a key strategy to address social determinants of health, improve health equity, and educate the public about hospice and palliative care. The work done through these relationships can help patients stay in their homes and foster greater interest in hospice among the public. Click here to read the full article.

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Why Nursing Home Operators Shouldn’t Fear SNF-at-Home — At Least For Now

Skilled Nursing News, September 8, 2022 Skilled nursing operators shouldn’t be scared of losing market share to the shift to home trend, including SNF-at-home – at least not in the near-term. Instead, operators need to look at shifts to home-based care as an opportunity to diversify business lines in the future, as patient preference, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans and technology advancements make SNF-at-home an increasingly viable option. Click here to read the full article.

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Mount Sinai expands home health services

Becker’s Healthcare Review, August 3, 2022 New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System and Contessa, a home-based care provider, expanded their partnership Aug. 2 by combining the system’s home health agency into their existing joint venture. The home health agency will be called Mount Sinai at Home and will offer services that include home health, hospitalization at home, rehabilitation at home and palliative care at home, according to an Aug. 2 news release. “This new initiative accelerates our strategic goal of delivering a continuum of home-based care to more Mount Sinai patients,” Aaron Stein, chief operating officer at Contessa, said in the…

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Mount Sinai Furthers Its Contessa Partnership To Create Full-Continuum Home-Based Care Agency

Home Health Care News, August 2, 2022 Contessa – the higher-acuity care provider and subsidiary of Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) – has extended its partnership with Mount Sinai Health System. Under the extension, Mount Sinai South Nassau’s home health agency will now become a part of the two organizations’ existing joint venture. The JV now includes home health, hospital-at-home, SNF-level care at home and palliative care. What has now been created is the home health agency “Mount Sinai at Home,” a home-based care agency with capabilities across the continuum of care. Click here to read the full article.

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Gundersen program offers patients short-term nursing home-level care at home

La Cross Tribune, July 31, 2022 Gundersen Health System and Contessa are partnering once again to expand their in-home care options, with select individuals requiring more intensive services now able to access them in their dwellings. “There has never been a more crucial time for us to deliver hospital-level care at home than now,” says Heather Schimmers, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer for Gundersen. Gundersen Home Hospital, which launched in spring 2021, enables qualifying patients to receive a hybrid of in-person and virtual care following discharge from an ER or inpatient stay. Gundersen Recover at Home, which debuted…

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Amedisys Subsidiary Contessa Going Full Speed Ahead on Palliative Care JVs

Hospice News, July 28, 2022 Hot on the heels of forming four palliative care-focused joint ventures, Contessa Health has several more in the works during the remainder of 2022. Contessa is a subsidiary of Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED), which announced its $250 million acquisition of the high-acuity home care company in June of last year. Since that time, Contessa has doubled down on joint ventures. During the past 12 months, the company has launched JVs that offer palliative care with Mount Sinai Health System, Baylor Scott & White Health, Memorial Hermann Health System, and Henry Ford Health System. Click here to read the full article.

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What’s Fueling the Hospice JV Furnace

Hospice News, July 12, 2022 More hospice and palliative care providers are pursuing joint ventures with hospitals and health systems. Joint ventures offer unique advantages compared to traditional referral streams, according to Aaron Stein, COO of Contessa Health, a subsidiary of Amedisys (NASDAQ: AMED). Joint ventures allow providers to develop integrated care models that build improved transitions of care, said Stein. Click here to read the full article.

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Memorial Hermann Health System to provide home healthcare

Becker’s Hospital Review, June 27, 2022 Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System has teamed up with hospital-at-home company Contessa Health to provide home-based healthcare, according to a June 24 press release. The health system will offer acute hospital care, skilled nursing care and palliative care for patients from their homes. Depending on eligibility criteria, participating patients will be sent home from the emergency department with remote patient monitoring devices without being admitted as an inpatient. Click here to read the full article.

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