Hospital at home

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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Amedisys Chairman Paul Kusserow: Contessa Health put us in a ‘whole new league’

Nashville Business Journal, May 16, 2022 Contessa Health for $250 million, the company said it planned to “invest meaningfully” in Contessa’s growth. Nearly one year later, Amedisys’ plan for Contessa remains aggressive. “We expect this to be the future,” Amedisys Chairman and former CEO Paul Kusserow said in an interview. “Contessa just put us in an entirely new league. Being able to take people that would normally have to be in a hospital, bring them home and take care of them at home at about half the cost, particularly after Covid, it’s amazing. That’s where we want to go. We can…

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Why Nurses Prefer Contessa’s Hospital at Home Model

The world needs nurses more than ever. However, these essential providers are facing difficult conditions for delivering care and, subsequently, severe burnout, both of which are driving many away from the field. Having fewer nurses creates a cycle that places even more demands on the nurses still in hospitals, who are often asked to care for up to 20 patients per shift in the emergency department or other fast-paced specialties. Good nurses know that time with their patients is key to the healing process, but time is also something they have less and less of. There aren’t many immediate solutions…

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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Michael Hake, Dignity Health

When a pleasant 60-year-old gentleman was admitted to the hospital with a debilitating case of cellulitis to his right leg, he knew it would be a long stay. After nearly four weeks in the hospital and several surgeries, the usually chipper patient grew disgruntled and expressed a desire to leave the hospital.  After discussing solutions with the patient, hospital physicians and case management, the patient was referred to Dignity Health’s Home Recovery Care program, which provided a favorable alternative. The patient was transferred home with remote patient monitoring, twice-daily visits from an acute care registered nurse and telehealth rounds with…

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Care Convergence: Contessa’s One-of-a-Kind Healthcare Technology Platform

Care Convergence: where home hospital care meets true digital collaboration. Learn more about the proprietary technology platform our team uses each day.

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Build or Buy? Three Things to Consider Before Starting a Hospital at Home Program

When integrating a home hospital care program at an existing health system, is it necessary to recreate the wheel and build your own from scratch? Contessa CEO Travis Messina explains.

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Contessa Lands New Health System Partnership; Amedisys Expects Positive Profit Contributions by 2023

Home Health Care News, November 11, 2021 Contessa announced that it had partnered with Penn State Health, which has a footprint that spans across 29 counties in Pennsylvania. Click here to read the full article.

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