Must-Read News: Encompass Health Updates With New Brand

Happy Monday, Home Health Care News readers! We had a snowy weekend in Chicago. Before you settle into the workweek, take a minute to catch up on all things home health and home care with our must-read news. Keep reading to see our top stories from last week.

This week, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) is completing its transition to its new name—from its previous company name of HealthSouth. The name change was previously announced last year. Encompass is launching a new website and logo on Feb. 6.

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced non-skilled in-home care will be included as a supplemental benefit in Medicare Advantage plans in 2019.

After a year of transformative mergers and acquisitions in 2017, the deals of 2018 are likely to include a more diverse set of buyers on the hunt for home health and hospice.

Written by Amy Baxter

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Amy Baxter
Assistant Editor at Home Health Care News
When not writing about all things home health, Amy fulfills her lifelong dream of becoming a pirate by sailing in regattas and enjoying rum. Fun fact: she sailed 333 miles across Lake Michigan in the Chicago Yacht Club "Race to Mackinac."




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