Why Health System-Home Health Joint Venture Activity Could Heat Up

Rising costs, the return of Medicare sequestration, labor shortages and higher patient acuity levels have all contributed to health systems struggling financially over the past 18 months. Since the start of the year, at least half a dozen hospitals have either closed or announced plans to close. To stay afloat, many others have opted to […]

Contessa Rolls Out Hospital-At-Home JV With Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Contessa Health, a subsidiary of Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED), has teamed up with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health (VMFH) to launch VMFH Home Recovery Care at the Tacoma, Washington-based St. Joseph Medical Center. The Nashville, Tennessee-based Contessa specializes in shifting higher-acuity care into the home. On average, the company’s model lowers readmission rates by 44% and […]

Mount Sinai Furthers Its Contessa Partnership To Create Full-Continuum Home-Based Care Agency

Contessa –  a high-acuity care provider and subsidiary of Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) – has extended its partnership with Mount Sinai Health System.  Under the extension, Mount Sinai South Nassau’s home health agency will now become a part of the two organizations’ existing joint venture. The JV now includes home health, hospital-at-home, SNF-level care at […]

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

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 […]

Contessa Exploring New Service Lines, Solidifying Position at the Center of Hospital-at-Home Shift

After once occupying a niche space in the health care sector, the hospital-at-home model has gained significant traction. In November, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) even announced its “Acute Hospital Care At Home” wavier program. Under the initiative, eligible hospitals can receive newfound flexibilities around providing hospital-level care for patients in […]

‘The Final Frontier’: Mount Sinai Partners with Contessa for Home-Based Palliative Care Initiative

Mount Sinai Health System is doubling down on its partnership with Contessa. Specifically, the New York-based health system announced Monday that it’s working with Contessa to expand its community-based palliative care service. Mount Sinai’s network includes eight hospital campuses, in addition to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. On its end, the Nashville, […]

CMS Launches ‘Unprecedented’ Hospital-at-Home Strategy to Manage Latest COVID-19 Surge

In an effort to increase hospital capacity amid the current COVID-19 surge, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Wednesday announced “unprecedented” flexibilities around providing hospital-level care for patients in their homes. Similar to CMS’s recent allowances surrounding telehealth, the agency’s latest efforts are focused on lifting barriers that could potentially hinder […]

Highmark Health, Contessa Expand Joint Venture Delivering Hospital-Level Care in the Home

Highmark Health has announced it is expanding its joint venture relationship with Contessa, a company that helps organizations provide hospital-level care in the home through its Home Recovery Care model. The expansion comes at a time when more health systems and hospitals are looking to redirect acute care into the home setting to maintain capacity […]

Hospital-at-Home Models, Home Health Partners Primed to Disrupt US Health Care System

With a shared goal of shifting more care into the home and improving patient health outcomes at a lower overall cost, hospital-at-home programs and at-home care providers are natural allies. But there are a number of hurdles that stand in the way of partnership opportunities truly taking off. Broadly, hospital-at-home programs attempt to provide acute, […]

Contessa Wins Another Health System Partner; $1.5M Acquisition to Round Out New Post-Acute Care Company

Ascension Saint Thomas, Contessa partner to offer home recovery care Ascension Saint Thomas is partnering with Contessa to bring hospital-level care into the home starting this fall. The pair will do so through Nashville-based Contessa’s home recovery care program, which is built to provide in-home acute care for a fraction of the cost of a […]