Hospitals Without Walls Waivers are Working. Let’s Make Them Permanent.

For years, healthcare slowly marched into the future. Telehealth and alternative sites of care steadily gained acceptance and improved experiences, outcomes, and bottom lines, but failed to break into the mainstream. That changed in 2020 and the march became a sprint.

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AHN Home Recovery Care expands to provide hospitalized patients with alternative to skilled nursing and rehab facilities after discharge

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) announced today an expansion of its Home Recovery Care (HRC) program that’s currently available to eligible patients at AHN Allegheny General, AHN Forbes, and AHN Jefferson Hospitals. The new model, called Home Recovery Care Plus (HRCP), delivers all the essential elements of skilled nursing facility and rehabilitation facility-level care in the comfort of a patient’s home, with a registered nurse providing monitoring care for up to 60 days following a hospital admission.

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Risky Business: Why Contessa Takes on Risk to Treat Patients at Home

No risk, no reward. Find out why Contessa’s financial model assumes risk, benefitting our patients, provider partners and payer affiliates.

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The Evolving Role of Hospitalists

The idea of a hospitalist is still relatively new to the healthcare landscape, but providers in these roles have the capability to make a huge impact on patients and their families during an acute episode. That impact can now be felt more broadly through a virtual role – as a virtual hospitalist. Read more about how their role benefits both patients and physicians.

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Mount Sinai Health System to Launch Palliative Care at Home, Expanding Partnership With Contessa

Contessa and the Mount Sinai Health System are expanding their partnership to launch Palliative Care at Home. The care model brings coordinated and specialized pain treatment into the homes of New York City patients while avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations.

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Meet Our Experts


Travis Messina

Travis is passionate about treating patients in a setting that best fits their needs, which is often the home. He founded Contessa in 2015 to provide a new standard of healthcare for providers, payers and patients. Since its launch, the company has partnered with six health systems across the US and continues to grow. Before Contessa, Travis built his career investing in healthcare ventures. He spent time at Martin Ventures, Vanguard Health Systems, Signal Hill Capital and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

Mark Montoney

Mark Montoney, MD, MBA

Mark has a deep history and passion for geriatric medicine. He was first drawn to Contessa because of its unique and specific delivery of care, which is often highly beneficial to geriatric patients. In his role at the organization, Mark advises on all clinical operations, including patient safety protocols, utilization management, research and innovation, and physician leadership development. Prior to this role, Mark served as the chief medical officer at Contessa,  Tenet Healthcare, Vanguard Health Systems and OhioHealth, where he practiced internal medicine and geriatrics.

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