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Category: Amedisys Inc.

  • How the Amedisys-Contessa Roadmap Has Changed Since the Acquisition Last Year

    When Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) purchased Contessa Health, it touted the acquistion as a future-facing move that would allow the company to care for patients across the continuum.  The company’s leaders knew it would be a near-term drag, and some analysts and home health insiders scratched their heads. Still, Amedisys reiterated the opportunity it saw […]

  • High-Acuity Care Opportunities, Workforce Shortages Guide Amedisys’ M&A, JV Strategies

    Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) has been vocal about leaning into the opportunities that offering higher-acuity care in the home will bring. That has also had an influence on the company’s M&A and JV strategies.  “Our acquisition of Contessa Health last year created the platform for us to directly offer those high-acuity services,” Kris Novak, vice […]

  • Home Health Consolidation Is ‘Not a Gordon Gekko-Type Situation,’ M&A Experts Argue

    The pace hasn’t been as aggressive as some expected, but the home health industry has been undergoing a wave of consolidation over the past several years, with the number of freestanding agencies decreasing annually since at least 2015. While consolidation can certainly bring added stresses for existing operators, experts in the mergers-and-acquisitions field note there […]

  • Amedisys Keeps M&A Focus on Home Health, Acquires Additional Assets in Mid-Atlantic

    Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) has entered into an agreement to acquire the home health assets of AssistedCare Home Health and RH Homecare Services, the latter of which conducts business as AssistedCare of the Carolinas. The agreement marks the second acquisitive move that Amedisys has made in the month of February alone, again signaling a jump-start […]

  • Amedisys to Acquire Evolution Health, Jump-Starting Home Health M&A Engine

    Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) has entered into an agreement to acquire Evolution Health, a Dallas-based provider of home health, hospice and infusion therapy services. The deal could mark a shift in Amedisys’ mindset, one that its executives said was coming. After remaining mostly quiet on the home health front of late – favoring hospice M&A […]

  • Amedisys Adjusts to Home Health Labor Pressures, Expresses Confidence in Contessa

    Since Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) announced its $250 million acquisition of the hospital-at-home enabler Contessa Health in late June, it has had to answer several questions about the deal’s merit. On Wednesday, Amedisys leaders again expressed unabashed enthusiasm over the deal, further explaining why Contessa makes sense for the company’s strategy moving forward. “Our goal […]

  • Future Leader: Kris Novak, Amedisys Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions

    The Future Leaders Awards program is brought to you in partnership with PointClickCare. The program is designed to recognize up-and-coming industry members who are shaping the next decade of senior housing, skilled nursing, home health and hospice care. To see this year’s future leaders, visit https://futureleaders.agingmedia.com/. Kris Novak, vice president of mergers and acquisitions at […]

  • Future Leader: Nick Muscato, Amedisys Senior Vice President of Finance

    The Future Leaders Awards program is brought to you in partnership with PointClickCare. The program is designed to recognize up-and-coming industry members who are shaping the next decade of senior housing, skilled nursing, home health and hospice care. To see this year’s future leaders, visit https://futureleaders.agingmedia.com/. Nick Muscato, senior vice president of finance at Baton […]

  • Looking to Build Market Share, Amedisys Rolls Out SNF-at-Home Pilot Program

    Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) hasn’t been shy about the company’s plans to gain an even larger share of business from other post-acute care operators. With that in mind, the company has been focused on setting up shop in the SNF-at-home space, pairing skilled home health care with non-medical personal care services. Those efforts have now […]

  • Amedisys Hunts Future Gains with SNF-at-Home, Predictive-Staffing Investments

    Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) was able to grow in 2020 amid unprecedented turmoil. Its executives are now bullish on where the company stands among its peers at the back half of the COVID-19 crisis. To keep the momentum going, too, Amedsys is investing significant energy and focus into improving staffing moving forward. “We generally try […]

  • The Top 10 Largest Home Health, Hospice Providers in 2020

    Kindred at Home remained at the top of the home health care mountain in 2020, checking in as the largest provider in the country, according to the latest annual ranking from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Kindred specifically captured nearly 6% of the national market share last year. Kindred at Home is part of Humana Inc. (NYSE: […]

  • Amedisys Adds New Board Member; UVMHN Tabs New President

    Samuels joins the Amedisys board Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) has named Ivanetta Davis Samuels to its board of directors. She became officially active in her role on Dec. 15. “I am excited to welcome Ivanetta and her vast leadership experience to our Board of Directors,” Amedisys CEO and President Paul Kusserow said in a statement. […]

  • Amedisys Expands Personal Care Network Through New Partnership with BrightStar Care

    One of the largest home care franchises in the country is teaming up with one of the nation’s largest home health providers. Chicago-based BrightStar Care signed a care coordination agreement with Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED), adding BrightStar’s agencies to Amedisys’ personal care network. The personal care network’s goal is to facilitate care […]