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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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Contessa Health Names Chief Operating Officer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Contessa Health announced today the addition of Aaron Stein as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Aaron will lead all of Contessa Health’s market operations, including expanding operations across the nation to help providers deliver high quality care in patients’ homes. “Aaron brings a robust combination of operating experience and strategic vision,” said Travis Messina, Contessa Health’s Chief Executive Officer. “His history leading population health and patient engagement efforts will prove valuable as we advance our hospital-level care at home model and continue to enhance the patient experience.” Contessa Health is a leader in successfully operating patient-centered prospective bundled payment programs through…

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Dr. Mark Montoney, Former chief medical officer of Tenet Healthcare joins Contessa Health as chief medical officer

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Contessa Health announced today the addition of Dr. Mark Montoney as the company’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO). In this role, Dr. Montoney will lead all of Contessa Health’s clinical operations, including protocol development, service line strategies and market-based clinical quality committees. “We are thrilled to bring Mark aboard to lead our clinical team,” said Travis Messina, Contessa Health’s Chief Executive Officer. “His experience leading both national and regional health systems through the transition to value-based care will be an extremely valuable asset to Contessa as we accelerate our growth to meet the growing demand for our model.” Charlie…

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Innovations: Bringing hospital-level care home

By Maria Castellucci  | August 6, 2016 http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20160806/MAGAZINE/308069978 Home hospitalization programs have been around for about 20 years in the U.S. Pioneered by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine in 1994, the programs initially targeted elderly patients. But in the shift toward value-based reimbursement, large hospitals and systems are starting to see home hospitalization as a way to reduce inpatient admissions for a wider array of patients. Nashville-based Contessa Health seized this opportunity to truly change the way care is delivered and do it in a way that reaches the elusive goal of lowering costs and improving quality of care. Co-founded in…

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Marshfield, Contessa Health in Wisconsin form partnership on bundled payments for home care

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Home hospitalization program will allow members of the Security Health Plan, which Marshfield Health owns, receive hospital caliber care at home. http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/marshfield-contessa-health-wisconsin-form-partnership-bundled-payments-home-care Marshfield Clinic Health System and Contessa Health have formed a new partnership to operate a home hospitalization program in Wisconsin. The program, run by Contessa Health, will allow members of the Security Health Plan to receive hospital-level care in their homes at a prospective bundled rate, according to a statement. Care includes medical visits, lab testing and medical equipment at a prospective bundled rate for a 30-day period. Marshfield, which has more than 50 clinic locations in the…

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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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