Contessa Co-Founder Travis Messina Takes Over as CEO of Regent Surgical Health

Travis Messina co-founded Contessa Health as a hospital-at-home startup in 2015. He served as CEO until March 2023, helping to grow the business into a higher-acuity care innovator with joint venture partnerships with some of health care’s biggest names. Messina now finds himself leading another organization. The Franklin, Tennessee-based Regent Surgical Health announced Monday that […]

Amedisys Reveals Further Details Behind Option Care Health Merger

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) is answering more questions about its potential merger with Option Care Health (Nasdaq: OPCH), which was first announced earlier this month. The company submitted these responses as part of a 425 SEC filing, which it added to its site for stakeholders, employees and the public to view on Thursday. A number […]

51% Of Home-Based Care Organizations Plan To Dive Into Higher-Acuity Care Models

Many people still consider home health and home care as sectors completely separate from hospital-at-home care. Increasingly, however, that is not the case. As more care comes into the home, home-based care organizations are finding ways to become involved – whether through partnerships or proprietary programs. In 2023, over half of home-based care organizations plan […]

Amedisys, Contessa Team Up With University Of Arkansas To Offer In-Home Care Services

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and Contessa Health are teaming up with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to offer at-home care services to patients in Central Arkansas. The parties involved announced a joint venture this week that will allow Contessa and Amedisys to deliver care across the full continuum in the home in […]

Transactions: Excelin Health Acquires On My Care; Baylor Scott & White Health, Contessa Partner

Excelin Health expands California footprint Excelin Health — a home health and hospice platform — has acquired On My Care. The Fremont, California-based On My Care is an agency that offers skilled nursing, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, as well as social worker and home aide services. The deal further expands Excelin’s footprint in California, […]

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

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 […]

Contessa Sees Home-Based Palliative Care as ‘Linchpin’ of Business

Contessa Health’s leaders see palliative care as the true linchpin of their business and have plans to grow the segment in the near future. Though Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) purchased Contessa last year, it has allowed the company to operate independently, which has enabled Contessa leaders to maintain focus on their own growth trajectory, particularly […]

These 8 Deals from 2021 Will Shape the Future of Home-Based Care

With all eyes focused on the home, it’s no exaggeration to say there were dozens of blockbuster in-home care acquisitions last year. But while all transactions directly impact the buyers and sellers, only a handful help shape the trajectory of an entire market. As I started to think about my own home health and home […]