Contessa Health

Transactions: Aveanna to Acquire Comfort Care in $345M Deal; Henry Ford Health System Partners with Contessa

Aveanna Healthcare (Nasdaq: AVAH) has agreed to acquire Comfort Care Home Health for $345 million, according to financial filings. The Atlanta-based Aveanna went public through a $100 million IPO earlier this year. While it filed an 8-K on Oct. 1 for the deal, a press release has not yet been issued. Sign up for HHCN …

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Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model Could Mean a Bigger Role for Palliative Care

Earlier this year, palliative care advocates were hopeful that a formal benefit for community-based services would be coming soon. While that hasn’t happened yet, the clear momentum around a reimbursement pathway for community-based palliative care has prompted more home health agencies and other providers to launch programs of their own. That’s a trend likely to …

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Higher-Acuity Care, Rate Stability and New M&A Priorities: Key Takeaways from the Q2 Earnings Season

The home health industry is at a pivotal moment, with operators weighing exciting new opportunities while simultaneously working through emerging challenges related to the COVID-19 virus. Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED), LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG), Aveanna Healthcare Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: AVAH) and other publicly traded providers discussed many of the industry’s biggest developments during their …

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With Contessa Deal Finalized, Amedisys Ready to Explore ‘New Frontier’ of Home-Based Care

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) executives are still coming down from the excitement around closing the company’s market-moving acquisition of Contessa Health, a home-based care innovator dedicated to shifting higher-acuity care into the home. But along with big future plans for Contessa and its legacy segments, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based aging-in-place giant also continues to face …

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Recent Deals Signal Start of a New Home Health Arms Race, Market Shift

If you dig into the home health market, you’ll find that a lot of providers look very much alike. Overall, the home health market is made up of several thousand different players, from smaller mom-and-pop shops led by mission-driven nurses to multi-million-dollar behemoths led by savvy health care veterans. Yet for the most part, many …

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Amedisys Looks to Pull Away from the Home Health Pack with ‘No Brainer’ Contessa Deal

Aging-in-place company Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) on Wednesday announced plans to acquire hospital-at-home pioneer Contessa Health for $250 million. From a nuts-and-bolts perspective, the deal — expected to close later this summer — makes a ton of sense for Amedisys. Among the strategic benefits, for example, it gives the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company an unprecedented …

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[Updated] In ‘Strategic Milestone,’ Amedisys to Acquire Hospital-at-Home Company Contessa Health for $250M

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) has an agreement in place to acquire Contessa Health, one of the biggest players in the hospital-at-home market, for $250 million. The acquisition takes Amedisys’ total addressable market for in-home care services from $44 billion to $73 billion, according to the company. Strategically, Amedisys believes it can leverage its existing home-based …

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VNSNY, Contessa Join Amazon-Backed Home Health Coalition

Moving Health Home — the new provider coalition formed in early March dedicated to advancing home-based care in the United States — has landed seven new members. The Washington, D.C.-based industry group announced Friday that Compassus, UPMC, U.S. Medical Management, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), Advocate Aurora Health, Contessa Health and Vituity …

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Disrupt Podcast #42: Mark Montoney of Contessa Health

The 42nd episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! For this episode of Disrupt, Home Health Care News sat down with Contessa Health’s senior medical advisor, Mark Montoney, to chat about the booming hospital-at-home model in the United States. Nashville, Tennessee-based Contessa helps health systems provide hospital-level care in the home through its Home …

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