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Ascension Saint Thomas Partners with Contessa to Bring Hospital-Level Care to Homes

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Ascension Saint Thomas Becomes the First Health System in Tennessee to Introduce Home-Based Hospital Care Nashville, Tenn. — July 2, 2019 — Ascension Saint Thomas and Nashville-based Contessa have announced a partnership to offer patients Home Recovery Care, an emerging healthcare option that brings all the essential elements of inpatient care to the comfort and convenience of patients’ homes. “Home Recovery Care” aligns with Ascension’s Mission-Inspired Transformation initiative, to meet individuals where they are in their healthcare journey by making quality care convenient and accessible in their homes. The Mission-Inspired Transformation will reimagine new ways of providing care, calling leaders…

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In rural Midwest, a telehealth community thrives

American Medical Assosication,  By Andis Robeznieks, June 2019 Jody Clements was bowling with his kids—and rather poorly, he recalls—when he felt a sudden pain in his left arm and noticed it was “quite warm and quite swollen.” “I’ve had some medical training,” says Clements, the 47-year-old deputy chief of the Marshfield (Wisconsin) Fire and Rescue Department. “So, I’m like ‘Yeah, that’s an infection and it’s not going away.” Read the full article here.  

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CommonSpirit Health brings Hospital-Level Care into the Comfort of the Home with Contessa

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Home Recovery Care Services Help to Avoid Unnecessary Hospital Admissions and Improve Patient Outcomes Chicago, Ill. AND Nashville, Tenn. — May 20, 2019 — CommonSpirit Health today announced it is introducing a new hospital-level home care option. Home Recovery Care brings all the essential elements of hospital care to the comfort of the home, allowing many patients to avoid a hospital admission. Through a new partnership with Contessa, the leading operator of Home Recovery Care, this initiative represents CommonSpirit Health’s latest effort to leverage emerging technology to deliver convenient, consumer-centered health care to its patients. CommonSpirit Health and Contessa are…

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Inside Mount Sinai’s Hospital-at-Home Program

Harvard Business Review,  By Albert Siu and Linda V. DeCherrie, May 2019 Since early pilot tests of the hospital-at-home model… Read the full article here. 

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Home-Based Care Delivery Models-Are They Here to Stay?

Chasm Partners Roundtable, March 2019 Increased momentum for innovative healthcare models that deliver care in the patient’s home is being driven by the convergence of consumerism, value-based care, and social determinants of health. The proven positive impact on clinical outcomes and lower costs are motivating payers (managed care and PBMs) and Health Systems to more actively embrace the home-based healthcare approach. Scenarios range from the familiar – such as the evolving post-acute care delivery model for discharged patients – to innovative methods of administering medication that drives adherence, or disruptive approaches to ED in-patient admissions. This quarter, we have assembled…

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Hospital at Home

Today’s Hospitalist,  By Phyllis Macguire, August 2018 FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS, Per Danielsson, MD, the executive medical director for Swedish Hospital Medicine in Seattle, has been on what he admits has been a “quixotic” and very frustrating quest. What windmill does he keep tilting at? The fact that traditional Medicare and most private insurers won’t pay for hospital at home services. Dr. Danielsson first proposed launching a hospital at home program at Swedish in 2013. But even though several Swedish campuses are at capacity and even boarding ED patients in the winter, his market has very little capitated care.…

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Hospital at Home Initiatives Look Increasingly Viable for Health Systems

HealthLeaders, By: Mandy Roth https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/innovation/hospital-home-initiatives-look-increasingly-viable-health-systems With a study by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai demonstrating improved outcomes for patients participating in Hospital at Home (HaH) services, and two alternative payment models (APM) under review by Medicare, more healthcare systems may explore the possibility of offering this innovative model of care. As health leaders examine the advantages of launching HaH programs to deliver acute services in the home environment versus traditional inpatient care, here’s a look at the latest developments and thoughts to consider. …. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Contessa Secures Financing to Continue Deployment of Inpatient-Level Care at Home Models

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NASHVILLE, TN, April 19, 2018–  Contessa Health Inc., a leader and pioneer of Home Recovery Care, a risk-based model that combines all the essential elements of inpatient hospital care in the comfort of patients’ homes, announced today that they have secured additional financing. The round was led by Health Velocity Capital, with participation from existing investors: BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Noro-Moseley Partners, and Sandbox Advantage Fund. The new round of funding will be used to support the continued adoption of hospital-level care in the home. “We’re very excited to have led this financing round and to partner with Contessa.  Our…

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What the Hospitals of the Future Look Like

Wall Street Journal, By Laura Landro https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-the-hospitals-of-the-future-look-like-1519614660 The days of the hospital as we know it may be numbered. In a shift away from their traditional inpatient facilities, health-care providers are investing in outpatient clinics, same-day surgery centers, free-standing emergency rooms and microhospitals, which offer as few as eight beds for overnight stays. They are setting up programs that monitor people 24/7 in their own homes. And they are turning to digital technology to treat and keep tabs on patients remotely from a high-tech hub. … CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STORY

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Mount Sinai Health System Partners With Contessa Health to Expand Hospital-Level Care at Home Program

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NEW YORK, NY and NASHVILLE, TN – The Mount Sinai Health System announced today that it has partnered with Contessa Health, an innovative health care company that manages acute-care services at home through prospective bundled payment arrangements, to extend Mount Sinai’s existing hospital-level care at home program, known as the Mobile Acute Care Team (MACT), to new markets. As part of Mount Sinai’s commitment to keeping communities healthy and out of the hospital, the Health System initially launched the program in 2014 with the support of a multi-year innovation award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Through the program, eligible patients receive…

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