Allegheny Health tapped for Home Recovery Care

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

PITTSBURGH and NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Allegheny Health Network will provide DME, home infusion and other homecare products and services as part of a new joint venture between health insurer Highmark Health and Contessa.

The venture, called Home Recovery Care, will provide inpatient care in the home using telemedicine, in-home providers and Contessa’s technology for coordinating care.

“Creating a value-based experience that enables patients and families to heal in the home is a priority for Highmark Health,” said Dr. Monique Reese, senior vice president, home and community care, Highmark Health. “We are excited to expand our home-focused solutions by partnering with Contessa to provide high-quality acute-level care in the comfort of the patient’s home.”

Highmark Health is the parent company of Highmark Inc., Allegheny Health Network and HM Health Solutions. The company and its subsidiaries provide health insurance to more than 4.4 million members in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware.

Home Recovery Care is currently available to select Highmark Inc. commercial health plan members in western Pennsylvania and will be available to all Medicare Advantage members beginning Jan. 1. Highmark Health plans to extend the program to central Pennsylvania in 2020 and is exploring opportunities to also extend it to West Virginia and Delaware.

“We are laser focused on achieving the quadruple aim—to transform health care through proactively improving clinical outcomes and driving better patient and clinician experiences, thereby lowering total cost of care,” said Dr. Tony Farah, executive vice president/chief medical and clinical transformation officer of Highmark Health.