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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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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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