Addus CEO: Medicare Advantage Plans Starting to See Personal Care’s Cost-Savings Potential

Similar to others throughout the home care industry, top executives from Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) remain excited about emerging Medicare Advantage opportunities. The Frisco, Texas-based company currently has contracts with large MA Plans to provide personal care services to their members during 2019 and continues to receive referrals under these contracts, Addus President and […]

Bain Capital’s Arosa+LivHome Acquires Forever Young Home Care

Arosa+LivHome announced Monday it has acquired Forever Young Home Care, a move that expands its North Carolina footprint and adds further scale to the up-and-coming in-home care provider’s operations. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Backed by Bain Capital Double Impact, Arosa+LiveHome was formed in October 2018 after the combination of two regional […]

LHC Group Leans into JV Strategy, Plans to Acquire SSM Health Assets

LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) is leaning even further into its joint venture strategy, a major calling card for the Lafayette, Louisiana-based home health, hospice and personal care giant. LHC Group announced Thursday it has entered into an agreement to acquire home health and hospice assets from SSM Health, a multi-state health system based in […]

Ensign’s Cornerstone in Buy-Now Mode, CEO Says

Cornerstone Healthcare — the large in-home care provider organization under The Ensign Group Inc. (NYSE: ENSG) umbrella — is actively seeking opportunities to acquire both well-performing and struggling home health, hospice and home care operations across the United States. That’s according to Cornerstone President and CEO Daniel Walker, who hinted at future M&A moves following […]

Amedisys Stock Dips After ‘Blowout Quarter’

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) posted strong Q1 2019 financial results on Tuesday, with home health revenues buoyed by a 6% rise in same-store total volume. Despite a solid quarter, the company’s stock values were down 6.21% nearing end-of-day Wednesday, trading at $119.88 per share. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Amedisys held a conference call with […]

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 […]

8% of Senior Living Providers See In-Home Care as a Growth Opportunity

Despite consumer preferences for home-based care, relatively few senior living organizations see it as a potential growth opportunity. Meanwhile, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) say they’re only losing a fraction of their referrals to home health providers. That’s according to a recent report from Enquire Solutions, a Greenwood Village, Colorado-based customer relationship management (CRM) and contact […]

Demographic Trends, PDGM Forcing Home Health Providers to Get Creative About Staffing

At-home care organizations across the country are grappling with how to attract and retain staff. Moorestown, New Jersey-based Bayada Home Health Care has tried to solve the industry-wide pain point by exploring creative solutions, including university partnerships. Reasons for at-home care workforce challenges are numerous. On a macro-level, the United States has a rapidly aging […]