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The 4 Forces Shaping Home Health Care in 2022

Home health operators each year have to adapt on a number of different fronts, from relatively minor coding updates to major payment adjustments. But in addition to the more run-of-the-mill items, providers occasionally have to navigate macro-level forces that literally change the industry itself. At least four such forces will redefine home health care in …

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PE Investment Strategies in Home-Based Care Becoming More Long-Term

It’s no secret that private equity is shaping the present and future of home-based care in the United States. It appears to me that in-home care is also rubbing off on PE, however, with multiple examples of the idea coming this week. Sign up for HHCN + to read this exclusive content. Individual Membership $400 …

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‘I Haven’t Seen Anything Cool Off’: Home Health Market Stays Hot Heading into 2022

Home Health, hospice and personal care dealmaking has continued its fast pace throughout 2021 after a COVID-19-induced dry spell last year. As the industry looks forward to 2022, one trend that may pick up steam is an uptick in small-scale transactions. In fact, deals that many buyers wouldn’t consider just a few years ago are …

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The Home-Based Care Companies That Could Go Public Next

In-home care tailwinds have only grown stronger during the COVID-19 crisis. That, in turn, is prompting the home health industry itself to change. Initially, much of that change has come in the form of more M&A action and investment, especially from private equity interests. Eventually, though, it will also likely manifest in more activity in …

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House Hearing Slams Private Equity’s ‘Troubling’ Expansion into Health Care

Members of Congress took aim at private equity’s expanded role in the U.S. health care system on Thursday, addressing the topic during a special hearing held by the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight. Much of the hearing focused on PE’s increasingly prominent role in nursing homes, as the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered heated …

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Home Health M&A Experts Seeing Fewer ‘Fire Sales’ Tied to PDGM, COVID-19

The historic wave of consolidation that home health M&A experts predicted ahead of the Patient-Driven Grouping Model (PDGM) hasn’t fully panned out, largely due to the COVID-19 emergency and the billions in federal relief dollars that have come with it. There was some degree of contraction within the industry, however. Going into 2020, there was …

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Brian Bruenderman, Partner and Executive Vice President, Stoneridge Partners

This article is sponsored by health care mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm Stoneridge Partners. In this Voices interview, Home Health Care News sits down with Partner Brian Bruenderman to learn how the home health and home care M&A landscape is changing in 2021 and why he enjoys working with sellers. Home Health Care News: …

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Home Health Buyers, Sellers Headed Toward Frenzied Finish to M&A in 2020

Charter Health Care Group — a PE-backed post-acute care platform company with multiple locations across five states — announced Tuesday the acquisitions of both Vitality Home Healthcare and Heartwood Home Health & Hospice. The news comes less than two weeks after Bridges Health Services similarly announced a series of transactions at the start of October. …

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COVID-19, PDGM to Drive Home Health Deal Activity Up While Pushing Valuations Down

The COVID-19 emergency has slowed mergers-and-acquisitions activity in the home-based care space, largely due to travel restrictions, general sector uncertainty and the shifting priorities of top leadership. However, interest in home-based care deals remains robust and valuations remain high. In fact, M&A experts expect deal activity to pick up dramatically come fall 2020 and beyond. …

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