Former Home Health Agency Owners Sentenced to Prison, Ordered to Pay Over $10.7M

Three additional home health agency owners have been sentenced to a combined 117 months in prison for their roles in multi-million dollar fraud schemes. The recent sentencings bring April’s home health-related fraud cases to at least five overall, a total that broadly reflects the increased scrutiny and oversight the industry currently faces. On April 22, […]

Blue Wolf, Peloton Equity Launch ClearSky Health; Perry Memorial Hospital Acquires In-Home Care VNA

Blue Wolf Capital makes another post-acute care move As a response to the growing demand for integrated delivery models in the post-acute care sector, private equity firms Blue Wolf Capital Partners and Peloton Equity have partnered to launch rehabilitative health care provider ClearSky Health. Austin, Texas-based ClearSky Health plans to develop and acquire in-patient rehabilitation […]

HCAP Partners Invests in Mission Healthcare, Nova Leap Completes Home Care Acquisition

HCAP Partners invests in Mission Healthcare In the midst of growing interest in the home health care space from private equity investors, HCAP Partners has invested in Mission Healthcare. Investment terms were not disclosed. Mission Healthcare — which has more than 600 employees — is a San Diego-based home health and hospice services provider with […]

LifeMatters Hires New COO, HHS Inspector General to Resign

HomeCare.com alum joins LifeMatters Silver Spring, Maryland-based home care provider LifeMatters has hired a new COO. Daniel Gold comes to the position after serving as executive vice president and COO of HomeCare.com, which offers tools and technologies to connect families and caregivers. Gold has worked in different capacities within the post-acute care since the early […]

LHC Group Finalizes Geisinger Joint Venture, BrightStar Continues Nationwide Expansion

LHC Group finalizes joint venture Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) and Geisinger Home Health and Hospice have finalized their joint venture agreement, initially announced at the end of February. Under the agreement, LHC Group will take majority ownership of Geisinger’s home health and hospice services in the Pennsylvania locations of Danville, Bloomsburg, Wilkes-Barre, […]

Feds Go After Patient Recruiters in Home Health Kickback Schemes

Federal authorities took action against a handful of individuals and companies last month for their roles in multimillion-dollar home health fraud schemes. On Feb. 15, a Michigan woman pleaded guilty for her role as a patient recruiter in a scheme involving about $1.2 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for home health care procured through kickback payments. […]

Signature Healthcare at Home Acquires Home Health Division, Nova Leap Eyeing Home Care Deal

Signature Healthcare at Home acquires Samaritan Health Services Home Health As more hospitals and health systems continue to outsource their home-based care offerings, Signature Healthcare at Home has acquired Samaritan Health Services’ home health division. Wilsonville, Oregon-based Signature Healthcare at Home provides home health, hospice, personal home care, palliative care and rehabilitation therapy to patients […]

FirstLight Adds Executives to Fuel Growth, Amedisys Board Member Retires

FirstLight expands leadership team amid rapid growth To accommodate recent growth, FirstLight Home Care has created and filled seven new positions, expanding its focus in areas such as technology, talent acquisition and franchise development.   While the hires are new, growth within the nine-year-old Cincinnati-based home care company is not. In 2017 alone, the franchisor […]

BrightSpring Adds to Executive Team, Encompass HR Chief Retiring

BrightSpring adds new clinical, compliance execs BrightSpring Health Services, one of the country’s largest home and community-based health services providers for high-need populations, has hired a new chief clinical officer and a new chief compliance officer. Susan Sender will take the reigns as the company’s chief clinical officer, while Rachael Kurzer Givens has been named […]