Contessa Health CEO: Managed Care Strategy Will Separate the ‘Haves and the Have Nots’

Home Health Care News, June 7, 2022

The ability to deliver higher-acuity care in the home is now table stakes.

That’s especially true for health plans and health systems following the introduction of the COVID-related Acute Hospital Care at Home Waiver by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in November 2020.

Eventually, though, the public health emergency is going to go away – with the waiver possibly ending not too long after. And for higher-acuity care in the home to truly catch on over the long run, stakeholders will need to beef up their managed care strategies, according to Contessa Health CEO Travis Messina.

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