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Position Spotlight: Senior Human Resources Specialist

Abby has been working for Contessa for three years, this being her first role after graduating from Ole Miss in 2019 where she majored in business and marketing. Despite never having imagined she would join the field of human resources, she has enjoyed every moment of it. Abby was born in Michigan but raised in Nashville and enjoys being outside, doing Crossfit, traveling and trying new food.  What does a Senior Human Resources Specialist do at Contessa? I get to do a little bit of everything. Mostly, I’m responsible for supporting our employees and leaders across Contessa’s corporate office as…

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Contessa Partners With Memorial Hermann Health System To Deliver Home-Based, Hospital-Level Care

Home Care Health News, June 26, 2022 Contessa Health, an Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) company, has teamed up with Memorial Hermann Health System to provide home-based care services to its patients. Specifically, the partnership will allow Memorial Hermann to deliver acute hospital care, post-hospitalization skilled nursing care and palliative care services in the home setting. This new offering will increase accessibility for the organization’s patients, according to Dr. David Callender, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann. Click here to read the full article.

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Memorial Hermann and Contessa Partner to Provide Patients New At-Home Care Options

This partnership gives patients options of where to receive inpatient, rehabilitation, and palliative care Houston, TX and Nashville, TN – June 24, 2022– Memorial Hermann Health System is pleased to announce a new partnership with the nation’s leading high-acuity home care provider Contessa, an Amedisys company (NASDAQ: AMED), to deliver home-based medical, rehabilitation and palliative care to its patients. Through the partnership, Memorial Hermann will be able to offer acute hospital care, post-hospitalization skilled nursing care, and palliative care to patients from the convenience of their own homes, rather than only the traditional brick-and-mortar inpatient or rehabilitation facilities. Contessa’s hospital…

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Amedisys Goes Full-Speed Ahead on New JV Strategy

Hospice News, June 16, 2022 Amedisys (NASDAQ: AMED) is fired up for more hospital joint ventures, a new area of focus for the Baton Rouge, La.-based home health and hospice provider. Driving this renewed interest is the company’s June 2021 purchase of Tennessee-based Contessa Health for $250 million. While Amedisys had a few JVs before that transaction, Contessa came with a fleshed-out model and an established pipeline for those arrangements. Click here to read the full article.

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Advantages for All: Why Contessa Partners with Medicare Advantage Plans

At Contessa, we strive to improve the healthcare process for patients, providers and payers. At the core of this concept is our managed care strategy, which is Contessa’s unique ability to partner with Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to provide home-based clinical services through risk-based arrangements. Our high-touch models rely on a triad of telehealth, in-home clinical visits and other remote patient-monitoring services that enable patients to have better outcomes at lower costs. All of that makes partnering with payers who base their contracts on value – like most MA plans – a no-brainer for us.  Our hospital care at home…

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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Jessica Embrescia, Allegheny Health Network

Dr. Jessica Embrescia, a SNFist with Allegheny Health Network (AHN), is passionate about providing specialized care to seniors. She began her work as a general internist with AHN in 2016 and transitioned to a dedicated SNFist in April 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a SNFist she works exclusively with patients who reside in skilled nursing facilities (SNF).  She was approached later that year to help develop AHN’s Home Recovery Care Plus (HRC Plus) program, a model that allows her to deliver SNF-level care to patients in the comfort and safety of their homes.  “After all the…

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Baylor Scott & White Health and Contessa Announce Partnership to Create New Model of At-Home Care for Patients

Partnership will create a continuum of at-home care that encourages patient choice, reduces costs and improves outcomes Dallas, Texas; and Nashville, Tenn. – June 9, 2022 – Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas, and Contessa, an Amedisys company (NASDAQ: AMED) and the nation’s leading high-acuity home care provider, announce a partnership to provide patients with a high-quality continuum of care in the home. The continuum of care will include new alternative care models to extend comprehensive, coordinated medical care to patients’ homes, including hospital-level care, palliative or supportive care, and skilled nursing care. Baylor…

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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,…

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Contessa acquisition paying unexpected dividends to Amedisys

McKnight’s Home Care, June 7, 2022 Amedisys President and CEO Chris Gerard told investors Monday the company’s acquisition last year of hospital-at-home firm Contessa could soon result in some surprising partnerships with large hospital systems. “We think we are going to be announcing some broader-based joint ventures in the future that I would say were not part of our roadmap prior to the acquisition of Contessa,” Gerard said during investment bank William Blair’s 42nd Annual Growth Stock Conference. Click here to read the full article.

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How the Amedisys-Contessa Roadmap Has Changed Since the Acquisition Last Year

Home Health Care News, June 6, 2022 When Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) purchased Contessa Health, it touted the acquisition as a future-facing move that would allow the company to care for patients across the continuum. The company’s leaders knew it would be a near-term drag, and some analysts and home health insiders scratched their heads. Still, Amedisys reiterated the opportunity it saw in purchasing a provider of high-acuity care services in the home. But almost a year out from the official transaction date, the company’s tune has changed. Now, its leaders are moving forward considering Contessa Health – and high-acuity…

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