Court Revives $35 Million Lawsuit Targeting Brookdale

A federal court has breathed new life into a $35 million whistleblower lawsuit filed against Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD), the largest senior living provider in the United States and a major home health player. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday reversed a federal court’s dismissal last year of a False Claims Act lawsuit […]

Home Health Businesses Acquired by KKR Through $9.9 Billion Envision Deal

Private equity powerhouse KKR has acquired Nashville-based Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC), one of the largest doctor-staffing companies in the United States with roughly half a dozen in-home care entities under its umbrella. The $9.9 billion deal, announced Monday, is one of the biggest by a private equity firm in the past couple years, easily […]

Health System LifeCare Buying Up In-Home Care Agencies

Despite potential policy hurdles on the horizon, LifeCare Health Partners has strengthened its presence along the continuum of care by acquiring two more in-home care agencies. The new deals come after a handful of other acquisitions in the past couple years for the Plano, Texas-based health care services provider, which hopes to continue adding in-home […]

Spending Has Little Impact on Dialysis Patients’ Hospice Use

In general, health care expenses and intensity of care varies for Medicare patients receiving chronic kidney dialysis during the last year of their life. One thing that does not vary, however, is their lack of access to hospice care, a new study has found. As part of the study, published June 4 in the journal Health Affairs, […]

Home Health Wields Political Clout to Shape Policy

Vowing to flex political muscle its built in the nation’s capital and throughout the country, home health providers and advocates are prepared to fight a new proposal to bring back the controversial pre-claim review. This is not an empty threat, a Home Health Care News (HHCN) review of lobbying data and recent advocacy efforts suggests. Over […]

Movers & Shakers: Senior Helpers Appoints New Top Marketing Officer

Senior Helpers Bolsters Leadership Team with Chief Marketing Office Hire Baltimore-based in-home care provider Senior Helpers has hired Chuck Sullivan to fill its chief marketing officer position. Senior Helpers is a provider of in-home senior services ranging from specialized care for individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s, to personal and companion care to help […]

Amedisys Stock Buyback Highlights Record Prices in Home Health M&A

Amedisys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) doubled down on its own home health, hospice and personal care business Monday, deploying nearly all of its cash on hand to buy back $178 million worth of stock from global investment firm KKR (NYSE: KKR). The transaction signals leadership’s continued confidence in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company’s growth prospects, but […]

Addus CEO on Why Chick-fil-A Matters to In-Home Care Providers

Hiring caregivers remains the No. 1 challenge for in-home care providers, industry executives say. It’s only getting tougher, too, as low-skilled workers outside the industry are being offered progressively higher wages—particularly within retail and fast food. Retail giant Target in March announced it was raising its minimum starting pay for workers for the second time in less […]