MCHS, Contessa Health partner to operate home hospitalization program
Program seeks to improve quality, convenience, cost of services for SHP members
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) and Contessa Health recently announced a new partnership to operate a Home Hospitalization Program for members of Security Health Plan. The Home Hospitalization Program, powered by Contessa Health, will allow patients to receive hospital-level care in the comfort of their homes at a prospective bundled rate.
Under guidance of Contessa Health’s clinical and administrative protocols, Marshfield Clinic physicians will be able to provide Security Health Plan members with in-home care for acute medical conditions, including:
—Congestive heart failure.
—Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
—Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
—Urinary tract infection.
Care providers will make all necessary medical visits and deliver lab testing and medical equipment at a prospective bundled rate for a 30-day time period.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to form this partnership with Marshfield Clinic Health System and Security Health Plan,” said Travis Messina, CEO of Contessa Health. “Their tremendous success with other value-based initiatives makes them a natural partner for our home hospitalization care model.”
“MCHS is moving forward in changing how we deliver care to our patients, and partnering with Contessa is a good, sound step not only for now but for the future as we grow this program together,” said Dr. Susan Turney, CEO of MCHS. “Health care nationally is amending patient care models to bring care closer to the patient and closer to the home. We see this as a great option for those people in our communities who can benefit from recovering in their homes.”
“We are very excited about working with Contessa Health on this innovative initiative since it will provide the best care for our patients,” said Dr. Narayana Murali, executive director of the Marshfield Clinic and chief strategy officer for MCHS. “Our mission is to enrich lives, and this initiative is a scientifically and rigorously tested model of safe hospital-level clinical care. It allows us to meaningfully lower the total cost of health care while giving the highest quality, personalized care to our eligible patients, the care they need in their own homes.”
The partnership will initially focus on providing services in the Marshfield area. MCHS and Contessa Health plan to expand to the broader Wisconsin market, enabling residents across the state to receive high-quality care in a convenient and cost-effective manner in their homes.