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 […]

Payer, Health System Interest in Hospital-at-Home Models ‘Has Been Exploding’

Despite the hospital-at-home model existing for over 20 years, its popularity in the U.S. has been slow to gain significant traction. But the model made huge strides in 2019, with the implementation of a number of programs across the country. Generally, hospital-at-home programs attempt to provide acute, hospital-level care in the home as an alternative […]

LHC Group Adds Density in Texas; Highmark Health Turns to Contessa

LHC Group expands joint venture LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG), Texas Health Resources and Methodist Health System have agreed to purchase and share ownership of Healthcare Resources, an Arlington, Texas-based home health provider. DFW Home Health — a separate legal entity jointly owned by LHC Group, Texas Health Resources and North Texas Health Facilities Management Inc., […]

Kindred Launches Innovation Division

The nation’s largest home health care provider has formed a new business division and hired an executive to run it. Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) has tapped Brian Holzer, M.D., to serve as president of the new division, Kindred Innovations. Holzer’s appointment is effective as of June 5, the company announced in a May 30 […]

New Company to Help Large Insurers Set Home Health Payments

Some home health providers in Pennsylvania will soon have their payments tied more closely to quality outcomes, as a major insurer joins forces with a newly formed and first-of-its-kind post-acute management company. The new venture, HM Home and Community Services LLC, stems from Allegheny Health Network (AHN), an integrated health care delivery system that serves 29 […]