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The Mount Sinai Health System has partnered with Contessa Health, a healthcare company that manages acute-care services at home, to extend its hospital-level care at home program to new markets.
Currently, Mount Sinai’s Mobile Acute Care Team (MACT) program is available to Medicare patients with specific acute medical conditions who would otherwise be admitted to a hospital. The partnership with Contessa Health will allow the health system to scale this program to include patients with different types of health insurance and a broader range of clinical conditions.
MACT was launched in 2014 to provide patients with hospital-level care for selected conditions and comprehensive treatment of acute illness in their home under the supervision of physicians.
The company stated that it will further work with Contessa to add an option for post-surgical care at home.
Niyum Gandhi, executive vice president and chief population health officer for Mount Sinai Health System, commented: "This partnership with Contessa Health is critical to the overall transformation of our health system, underscoring Mount Sinai’s commitment to creating an innovative healthcare system that emphasizes outpatient, ambulatory, and home-based care with remote monitoring capabilities. We are excited to work with Contessa to expand the reach of this program to benefit more patients who would have otherwise been hospitalized."
Travis Messina, CEO of Contessa Health, added: "We are thrilled to partner with Mount Sinai to achieve the mutual goal of lowering costs and improving quality of care for patients. Mount Sinai’s clinical outcomes speak for themselves, and we are excited to help accelerate their program so that more patients have access to a healthcare model that truly is changing the delivery of care."
Contessa Health, Mount Sinai Health System, Home health care, US