Mission Healthcare Keeps Patients Out of ‘No Man’s Land’ with New Palliative Care Program

Today, just a fraction of community-based palliative care programs are operated by home health providers. But the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and a shift away from fee-for-service Medicare will likely change that moving forward. Throughout the health care world, the term “palliative care” often carries a different meaning from one organization to the next. In […]

Despite Ongoing Operational Challenges, Brookdale Rebuilding Home Health Census

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) has performed over 100,000 COVID-19 tests across 44 states since the public health emergency began. It has been doing that while rebuilding its home health patient census, which took a substantial hit due to elective surgeries shutting down in spring. Brentwood, Tennessee-based Brookdale operates and manages more than 730 […]

LHC Group CFO: Historic Home Health Consolidation Opportunity Remains ‘Compelling as Ever’

Since the worst stretch of the public health emergency, LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has seen a decrease in weekly COVID-related missed visits and improved its average daily census. It has also added thousands of new physician referral sources, a win for the company considering many institutional sources are at a standstill.  Those are just […]

Encompass Health CEO Mark Tarr: It’s in Every Company’s Best Interest to Make Diversity a Priority

Across the U.S., ongoing protests against police violence toward Black Americans and other people of color have caused many companies to take a closer look at issues pertaining to workplace diversity and inclusion. For some companies, this time has been a call to action, with many announcing plans to develop initiatives aimed at addressing inequality […]

Home Health, Hospice Multiples Hit Record High Amid COVID-19 Emergency

Despite the economic turmoil of the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, home health and hospice multiples hit record-breaking numbers in the first half of 2020.  Specifically, multiples reached 29 times in the early part of this year, beating their previous high of 26 times in 2019, according to a recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Health Research Institute. […]

Interest in Standalone Home Health Agencies Appears to Be Waning

Increasingly, home health providers have worked to expand their service offerings to care for patients on a more longitudinal basis. Mergers-and-acquisitions activity in the second quarter of 2020 reflected that trend. Specifically, Q2 saw a number of deals that consisted of home health care and hospice pairings, according to the latest monthly M&A report from […]

WellSky Nabs New Investment from Leonard Green & Partners

Private equity-backed health care software company WellSky has a new investor and a new capital structure, the company announced Monday.  TPG Capital — the PE platform that currently owns WellSky — has entered into a definitive agreement to add private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners LP (LGP) as a capital partner. As part of […]

The Hospital of the Future: Intermountain Expands In-Home Care Offering

Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare is delving deeper into the home with its latest offering: hospital-level in-home care.  Intermountain is a health system with 24 hospitals, a medical group with about 160 clinics and its own health insurance plan, among other services. The not-for-profit announced a concerted effort to move more care into the home last year, […]