Hospice

Humana purchases remaining 60% stake in Kindred at Home for $5.7B

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After initially purchasing a 40% stake in Kindred at Home for $2.4 billion in 2018, Humana is now fully acquiring the home health and hospice provider for an additional $5.7 billion. The provider will transition to Humana’s payer-agnostic healthcare services brand CenterWell.

Votive Health Raises $2.5M to Help Home-Based Care Providers Make Value-Based Arrangements

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Votive Health — a technology startup that facilitates payer-provider integration — formally announced its launch and first funding round on Wednesday. The company raked in $2.5 million in a round led by Flare Capital Partners, with Chrysalis Ventures and OCA Ventures as co-investors. San Luis… Read More »Votive Health Raises $2.5M to Help Home-Based Care Providers Make Value-Based Arrangements

EVV Difficulties Creating M&A Opportunities for Addus HomeCare Corporation

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Over the last few months, Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) has had to deal with a challenging legislative environment and significant COVID-19 surges that have affected clients and caregivers alike. Still, the Frisco, Texas-based in-home care provider is maintaining its course, particularly when it comes… Read More »EVV Difficulties Creating M&A Opportunities for Addus HomeCare Corporation

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

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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… Read More »Encompass Health Building MA Momentum, Still Exploring ‘Strategic Alternatives’ for Home Health Business

$1.4 Trillion Spending Package Extends Sequestration Holiday, Grants Home Health OTs More Authority

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As different health care stakeholders combed through the new $1.4 trillion spending package approved by Congress on Monday, many likely felt a mix of excitement and disappointment. Included in the nearly 6,000-page spending package was a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill, changes to home health… Read More »$1.4 Trillion Spending Package Extends Sequestration Holiday, Grants Home Health OTs More Authority

The Care Team Expands Footprint with InTeliCare Purchase; CareFinders Buys Union Home Care

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The Care Team acquires InTeliCare Private equity-backed The Care Team has acquired InTeliCare Home Health & Hospice. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Farmington Hills, Michigan-based The Care Team is a home-based care provider that delivers a variety of services including nursing,… Read More »The Care Team Expands Footprint with InTeliCare Purchase; CareFinders Buys Union Home Care

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

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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… Read More »Encompass Health Exploring ‘Strategic Alternatives’ for Home Health, Hospice Segment

‘They’re Calling Us Up, Asking for Help’: How Health System Struggles Factored into the AccentCare-Seasons Merger

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The coronavirus didn’t directly lead to the recently announced merger between AccentCare Inc. and Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, but it played a pretty prominent role. On Monday, Dallas-based AccentCare and Rosemont, Illinois-based Seasons revealed they’ll soon join forces to create a new post-acute care… Read More »‘They’re Calling Us Up, Asking for Help’: How Health System Struggles Factored into the AccentCare-Seasons Merger

Pennant ‘Encouraged’ by Vaccine News, But Not Assuming Near-Term Changes to Home Health Operating Environment

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Home health providers across the board are slowly starting to bounce back from COVID-19-related disruption. One thing that now provides further hope is a potential vaccine, especially as the U.S. continues to break daily records around new infections. The Pennant Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PNTG) is… Read More »Pennant ‘Encouraged’ by Vaccine News, But Not Assuming Near-Term Changes to Home Health Operating Environment

M&A Experts ‘Can’t Recall a Time When Demand Has Been Higher’ in Sizzling In-Home Care Market

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M&A activity across home health, hospice and in-home care appeared to be “business as usual” at the start of 2020. COVID-19 froze the market in March, however, causing both buyers and sellers to bide their time. But dealmaking action is finally starting to heat up… Read More »M&A Experts ‘Can’t Recall a Time When Demand Has Been Higher’ in Sizzling In-Home Care Market

Mission Healthcare Keeps Patients Out of ‘No Man’s Land’ with New Palliative Care Program

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Today, just a fraction of community-based palliative care programs are operated by home health providers. But the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and a shift away from fee-for-service Medicare will likely change that moving forward. Throughout the health care world, the term “palliative care” often carries… Read More »Mission Healthcare Keeps Patients Out of ‘No Man’s Land’ with New Palliative Care Program

LHC Group CFO: Historic Home Health Consolidation Opportunity Remains ‘Compelling as Ever’

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Since the worst stretch of the public health emergency, LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has seen a decrease in weekly COVID-related missed visits and improved its average daily census. It has also added thousands of new physician referral sources, a win for the company considering… Read More »LHC Group CFO: Historic Home Health Consolidation Opportunity Remains ‘Compelling as Ever’

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

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