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‘The Fittest Survive’: HHVBP Expansion Could Drive Home Health Consolidation

In the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed payment rule for 2022, the attention-grabber was the expansion of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model, the details of which excited some providers and left others concerned. While the specifics of the expansion plan were being discussed during the public comment period, however, …

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How to Avoid Home Health Dealmaking Landmines

Interest in acquisitions, mergers and joint venture arrangements continues to heat up in the home health space. But for every successful deal that’s closed, there’s another that ultimately ends up falling apart. While dealmaking landmines will always be present, smart home health providers can often work around trouble if they know where to step. Overall, …

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Why SPACs Could Shake Up the Home-Based Care M&A Environment

Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have risen to immense popularity in the past 12 months. Many are becoming more intrigued by senior-focused investments as well. Ultimately, that could lead to a shift in the home-based care M&A environment. SPACs — sometimes referred to as “blank-check companies” — offer an alternative to the traditional route of …

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Certificate of Need Markets Can Mean Big Business for Home Health Buyers, But Opportunities Are Growing Scarce

Home health mergers and acquisitions got off to a slow start in 2020, then picked up considerably by year’s end. Home health insiders are now predicting a big year for M&A activity in 2021, especially after COVID-19 relief vanishes and economic realities become clearer. The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will likewise play a part in …

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‘The Clock Is Ticking’: What Addus’ $192M Hospice Deal Means for Home Health M&A

On last week’s Q3 earnings call, Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) effectively declared that its “short pause” on M&A activity was officially over. On Wednesday, the company put its money where its mouth is. The Frisco, Texas-based provider announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Queen City Hospice and its affiliate, Miracle City Hospice, …

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

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 again, multiple M&A experts confirmed to Home Health Care News. …

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