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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

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 2, 2015– 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…

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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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New home hospitalization venture lands $3.5M

authors Emily Kubis http://www.nashvillepost.com/business/finance/venture-capital/article/20487280/new-home-hospitalization-venture-lands-35m Startup home health services venture Contessa Health has landed $3.5 million in series A financing, the company announced Wednesday. Investors included BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Sandbox Advantage Fund and Martin Ventures. The funding will be used to expand and grow Contessa’s home hospitalization programs, which are built around bundled payment programs. The company combines administrative services and analytics tools to optimize the delivery of higher-acuity care in a home setting. “Contessa Health’s clinical model truly places the patient at the center of the care delivery universe by enabling clinicians to deliver care in the most appropriate…

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