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Encompass CEO Mark Tarr: Home Health Separation Will Enhance Long-Term Business Value

Those interested in what Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE: EHC) will do next with its home health and hospice segment have been largely left to read the tea leaves up to this point. And while there is still not a final conclusion, the company is on the verge of completing its exploration of “strategic alternatives” for …

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Home Health CEO Barb Jacobsmeyer Hits the Ground Running, as Encompass Confirms Separation Plans

Barb Jacobsmeyer is the new head of Encompass Health’s (NYSE: EHC) home health and hospice segment, taking over following the departure of former CEO and founder April Anthony. Previously the head of the Birmingham, Alabama-based company’s in-patient hospitals segment, Jacobsmeyer takes the helm at a point when Encompass Health is on the verge of a …

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ConcertoCare Adds Chief People Officer; CMS Appoints Medicaid Director

ConcertoCare appoints chief people officer ConcertoCare has hired Rachel Grace as its chief people officer. Backed by Deerfield Management Company, the Aliso Viejo, California-based ConcertoCare offers in-home primary care, virtual care and PACE services to dual-eligible seniors and those enrolled under Medicare Advantage. In her new role, Grace will be responsible for developing hiring and …

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Encompass Health May Be Nearing Home Health, Hospice Spinoff

Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE: EHC) may be nearing a spinoff — not a sale — of its home health and hospice segment. That avenue looks increasingly likely in light of the company’s recent leadership announcements, industry insiders believe. Last week, Barb Jacobsmeyer was named the new CEO of Encompass Health’s home health and hospice segment, …

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Bayada, VCU Health System Form New Joint Venture; Choice Health Makes Multiple Acquisitions

Bayada’s new home health JV Bayada Home Health Care and VCU Health System have formed a new home health and hospice joint venture in Richmond, Virginia. The new company, named “VCU Health at Home by Bayada,” is expected to start accepting patients within the next six to nine months. The enterprise will serve patients in …

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Encompass Health CEO Shares Multi-Pronged Approach to Recruiting, Retaining Nurses

The huge demand for nursing talent has left home health providers feeling the pressure of recruitment challenges. Home health giant Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) is no exception. Encompass Health CEO Mark Tarr recently discussed the company’s recruitment and retention strategies for nursing staff during a presentation at the UBS Global Healthcare Virtual Conference on …

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Encompass Health CEO: There’s Pent-Up Demand for Home Health Services

Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) is actively evaluating ways to strategically reposition its home health and hospice segment, which also needs a new leader. The search is under way for that new segment CEO, with current CEO April Anthony — its original founder — set to step down in June. Even with all of that …

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Home Health Providers to Watch in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the ambitious plans of most home health providers. Now nearly halfway into 2021, many are picking up right where they left off, with a few key players doubling down on innovation and betting big on the future of home-based care. There are plenty “home health providers to watch” as the rest …

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Hunting for New Segment CEO, Encompass Health to Stay Aggressive in Home Health

Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) announced in December that it was “exploring strategic alternatives” for its home health and hospice segment. Four months later, April Anthony, the CEO and original founder of the segment, revealed she was stepping down this summer. With the home health business well on its way to recovering from the COVID-19 …

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Encompass Health Pens Deal to Acquire Home Health Assets of Frontier

Ahead of this week’s upcoming earnings call, Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) has locked in an agreement to acquire the home-based care assets of Frontier Home Health and Hospice. The company announced the news Monday. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Birmingham, Alabama-based Encompass Health delivers care in both facility- and home-based …

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Encompass Health Home Health, Hospice CEO April Anthony to Step Down

April Anthony, the CEO of Encompass Health Corp.’s (NYSE: EHC) home health and hospice segment is stepping down from her role. Anthony is the original founder of the business. The Birmingham, Alabama-based Encompass Health announced the news on Friday, nearly four months after it unveiled its plans to explore “strategic alternatives” for its home health …

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Encompass Health, Right at Home Collaborating on Value-Based Delivery Models

One of the biggest home health providers in the country is teaming up with one of the nation’s largest home care organizations. Birmingham, Alabama-based Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) and Omaha, Nebraska-based Right at Home jointly announced a new preferred provider relationship on Tuesday. Broadly, the relationship is focused on “a strong mutual commitment to ongoing …

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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: …

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Pandemic-Driven SNF-to-Home Diversions May Become New Norm

Nursing home occupancy rates have plummeted during the COVID-19 pandemic, with hospitals, families and others opting for in-home care over institutional care settings. And that trend may very well become permanent, recent data suggests. Since the start of last spring, nursing home operators have faced fewer new admissions, particularly short-term rehabilitation patients. The growing number …

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Encompass Health Building MA Momentum, Still Exploring ‘Strategic Alternatives’ for Home Health Business

All eyes have been on Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) since the company first announced it would be “exploring strategic alternatives” for its home health and hospice segment in December. At the time, Encompass Health said it was exploring a number of options for its home health and hospice business. Specific options cited by the …

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Encompass Health Exploring ‘Strategic Alternatives’ for Home Health, Hospice Segment

There may soon be a major shakeup of the home health and hospice markets. Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) announced Tuesday it is “exploring strategic alternatives” for its home health and hospice business, which brought in total segment revenue of $274.5 million in the third quarter of 2020 and $1.09 billion in all of 2019, …

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Encompass Health Gaining Ground with ACOs, But Still Facing Assisted Living ‘Lockdowns’

Hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of monthly personal protective equipment (PPE) costs. Nationwide lockdowns of assisted living communities. Continued restrictions on elective surgeries in most markets. These remain just a few of the major pain points that Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) and its home health business face amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With 40 …

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Hospital Admissions Remain Down, But That Isn’t Bad News for Home Health Providers

Hospital admissions across the U.S. fell dramatically in spring with the onset of the COVID-19 virus. That sudden drop, in turn, caused patient volumes to plummet for home health providers that work primarily with acute referral sources. While hospital admissions rebounded in summer, they remain far below pre-pandemic levels, according to a recently published study …

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Encompass Health CEO Mark Tarr: It’s in Every Company’s Best Interest to Make Diversity a Priority

Across the U.S., ongoing protests against police violence toward Black Americans and other people of color have caused many companies to take a closer look at issues pertaining to workplace diversity and inclusion. For some companies, this time has been a call to action, with many announcing plans to develop initiatives aimed at addressing inequality …

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Encompass Health Restructures Therapy Compensation Amid PDGM Rebalancing

Home health providers large and small have had to navigate workforce uncertainty, supply shortages, admissions declines and various other challenges over the past several months. All of those obstacles are tied to the coronavirus, which has turned the home health industry upside down in 2020. Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE: EHC) faced the majority of that …

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