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Mark Montoney, Chief Medical Officer at Contessa Health

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast, February 10, 2021 This episode features Dr. Mark Montoney, Chief Medical Officer at Contessa Health. Here, he discusses emerging trends in the home care space and how regulatory changes have made it easier to render services at home. Click here to listen the podcast.

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‘The Final Frontier’: Mount Sinai Partners with Contessa for Home-Based Palliative Care Initiative

Home Health Care News, February 8, 2021 Mount Sinai Health System is doubling down on its partnership with Contessa. The New York-based health system announced Monday that it’s working with Contessa to expand its community-based palliative care service. Click here to read the full article.

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Mount Sinai, Contessa Expand Palliative Care at Home

Hospice News, February 5 The New York City area’s largest academic medical center, the Mount Sinai Health System, is expanding its community-based palliative care service in partnership with Contessa. The initiative is called Palliative Care at Home. Click here to read the full article.

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CMS Approves Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Care at Home Program for Medicare Fee-For-Service Patients

Murfreesboro.com, January 26, 2021 Ascension Saint Thomas is the first health system in Tennessee, and one of the first in the nation, approved to provide Hospital Care at Home to Medicare fee-for-service patients. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approved the service at Ascension Saint Thomas West and Midtown Hospitals, and Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford. Click here to read the full article.

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Members is Action: Mount Sinai Health System

Advancing Health, a podcast from the American Hospital Association, January 14, 2020 The hospital-at-home model continues to emerge as a promising approach to improve value for some patients by enabling them to receive acute-level care in their homes. In this Members in Action podcast, Julia Resnick, senior program manager at the AHA, speaks with Linda DeCherrie, M.D., clinical director of Mount Sinai at Home, and Albert Siu, M.D., director of Sinai at Home, to learn about how Mount Sinai Health System in New York extends care outside of hospital walls. Click here to listen to the podcast.

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The Boss: He’s no Spine Surgeon, but Travis Messina was Always Destined for Health Care

Nashville Business Journal, January 8, 2021 Eight years ago, Travis Messina left the world of investment banking for Vanguard Health Systems, under the leadership of Nashville health care veterans such as Charlie Martin and Phil Roe. When Vanguard sold for $4.3 billion in 2013, Messina joined Martin’s private equity firm, before branching out on his own two years later to found Contessa Health, a home health startup backed by Martin Ventures. Contessa saw steady growth until the Covid-19 pandemic caused demand to skyrocket as hospitals scrambled to free up beds. Now, Messina says every health system is evaluating its home health…

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COVID Spurs Families to Shun Nursing Homes, a Shift That Appears Long Lasting

Wall Street Journal, December 21, 2020 Fearing infection and isolation, relatives are turning to home care as new services make that option more possible for many. Click here to read the full article.

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Gist Healthcare Daily

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expands its ‘Hospital Without Walls’ program to pay for hospital-level care in the home. As Travis Messina, CEO of hospital-at-home company Contessa, says staff will still be the limiting factor for how much hospitals can increase bed capacity.

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CMS Launches ‘Unprecedented’ Hospital-at-Home Strategy to Manage Latest COVID-19 Surge

In an effort to increase hospital capacity amid the current COVID-19 surge, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Wednesday announced “unprecedented” flexibilities around providing hospital-level care for patients in their homes.

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Hospitals Can Care for Medicare Patients at Home in Pandemic

ABC News, November 25, 2020 Hospitals will be allowed to care for Medicare patients in their own homes during the pandemic under a government program announced Wednesday to help hospitals deal with the latest surge. Some hospitals already offered patients with private insurance the choice of getting care at home instead of in the hospital. The pandemic dramatically boosted use of such programs. Click here to read the full article.

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