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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 Announces Agreement to Acquire Contessa Health, Creating a Comprehensive Home Healthcare Delivery Platform

GlobeNewsWire, June 30, 2021 Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED), a leading home health, hospice and personal care company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Contessa Health, a leader in hospital-at-home and skilled nursing facility (SNF) at-home services. In addition, Amedisys plans to invest meaningfully in the future growth of Contessa’s business and proprietary informatics platform, CareConvergence™. Upon closing of the deal, Nashville, Tenn.-based Contessa will operate as a wholly owned division of Amedisys. Click here to read the full article.

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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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Moving Health Home Engages Hospice, Palliative Care Providers

Hospice News, April 16, 2021 Moving Health Home is getting involved in hospice, having expanded to include providers Compassus, Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) and the community-based support company Contessa Health. Moving Health Home is a coalition of health care organizations that advocate for the expansion of home-based care. The coalition’s mission is to build support for home-based care by educating policymakers about the benefits to patients and potential cost savings. Click here to read the full article.

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Getting better: Allegheny Health Network shifting hospital services to home

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 15, 2021 Moving medical care out of the hospital — a decades long trend — got a boost in a recent Medicare decision to pay for expanded services that are provided in the patient’s home. Allegheny Health Network was out ahead of CMS’ decision by a year when it launched its Home Recovery Care program in 2019, a 30-day program, in cooperation with AHN corporate parent Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Click here to read the full article.

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VNSNY, Contessa Join Amazon-Backed Home Health Coalition

Home Health Care News, April 11, 2021 Moving Health Home — the new provider coalition formed in early March dedicated to advancing home-based care in the United States — has landed seven new members, including Contessa. Click here to read the full article.

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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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Why Contessa’s CEO Believes Hospital at Home Benefits Everyone (Including Hospitals)

Radio Advisory, March 23, 2021 Contessa CEO Travis Messina recently joined Advisory Board’s Radio Advisory podcast. He and host Rachel Woods discussed our model for hospital at home partnerships, our work throughout the pandemic, the future of home-based care, and more. Listen to the full episode here.

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Contessa Exploring New Service Lines, Solidifying Position at the Center of Hospital-at-Home Shift

Home Health Care News, March 18, 2021 After once occupying a niche space in the health care sector, the hospital-at-home model has gained significant traction. Contessa’s Senior Medical Advisor Dr. Mark Montoney talked to Home Health Care News about the regulatory and cultural shift in the wake of COVID-19. Click here to read the full article.

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