News: Medical and Life Sciences - "Mount Sinai And Contessa Health Join Hands To Extend Hospital-Level Care At Home Program"

New York, NY
 – August 1, 2017  –– 

The Mount Sinai Health System announced that it has partnered with Contessa Health, an innovative health care company that manages acute-care services at home through prospective bundled payment arrangements, to extend Mount Sinai’s existing hospital-level care at home program, known as the Mobile Acute Care Team (MACT), to new markets. “We just treated our 600th patient since the program commenced in November of 2014,” said Linda DeCherrie, MD, associate professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and director of the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program. “Our data has shown that we can reduce 30-day hospital readmissions, earn high patient satisfaction, and reduce the cost of care, all while providing hospital-level care in a more efficient and safer setting.” While delivering physician-led hospital-level care in the home is not new, the collaboration between Mount Sinai and Contessa Health is new and unique to the health care landscape.

- Linda DeCherrie, MD, Associate Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, Program Director, Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program, The Mount Sinai Hospital

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