Skilled Nursing News March 3, 2022
As more operators look for new ways to incorporate at-home services into their model of care, SNF-at-home, while growing, may still have a long way to go.
Securing reimbursement continues to be the most difficult component for SNF-at-home in a managed care environment, according to Contessa Health CEO Travis Messina.
“I do think the lack of reimbursement has created some challenges as well with the adoption because we don’t have a reimbursement source and it’s hard to justify the investment necessary to treat these patients,” he told Skilled Nursing News.
At-home care giant Amedisys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) acquired Contessa last summer in the hopes of expanding its capabilities to reflect growing market demands and evolving patient preference for higher-acuity in-home...