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HealthSouth Expands in Southeast with $170 Million Acquisition

HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) has further expanded its portfolio, acquiring the home health operations of CareSouth Health System, Inc. for $170 million in cash and merging them with those of Encompass Home Health, the national operator announced Monday. As part of the acquisition, the national home health, post-acute and senior living services provider CareSouth will […]

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Home Health M&A Activity Surges ‘Exponentially’

Home health agencies face a challenging Medicare reimbursement environment, but that has not slowed down merger and acquisition activity. Transactions in fact have increased significantly after a sluggish start to the year, and the high volume is expected to continue in 2016, industry professionals said during a recent webinar. “Several years ago, we predicted that home […]

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Cardinal Health Bets Big Money on Smarter Post-Acute Placements

In what could be a $410 million deal, Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) has purchased a company that leverages data to determine whether hospital patients would benefit most from home health care or are better suited to a different post-acute setting.  Through a proprietary technology that analyzes what likely patient outcomes will be, naviHealth works with […]

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$1.6 Billion Acquisition Hinges on Acute, Post-Acute Coordination

If home health providers needed any more proof that acute and post-acute providers are becoming more aligned, they received it in the form of a blockbuster acquisition announced Tuesday. TeamHealth Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH) is buying IPC Healthcare Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM) in the all-cash deal with an enterprise value of $1.6 billion, or $80.25 per share, the […]

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HealthSouth Continues Home Health Expansion Through Hospital Alignment

Following its recent acquisitions of Reliant Health Services announced in June and Encompass Home Health in November, national operator HealthSouth is continuing to align its services strategically to position its home health offerings for growth. That includes locating home health operations near inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and focusing on a recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid […]

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