LHC Group, Christus Health Expand Joint Venture Partnership

LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has inked another joint venture agreement. On Thursday, the Lafayette, Louisiana-based home health, hospice and personal care services provider announced plans to expand its existing JV partnership with Christus Health, a nonprofit health system out of Irving, Texas. LHC Group and Christus have been JV partners since 2017. “Our experience […]

Home Health Buyers, Sellers Headed Toward Frenzied Finish to M&A in 2020

Charter Health Care Group — a PE-backed post-acute care platform company with multiple locations across five states — announced Tuesday the acquisitions of both Vitality Home Healthcare and Heartwood Home Health & Hospice. The news comes less than two weeks after Bridges Health Services similarly announced a series of transactions at the start of October. […]

Humana’s Blueprints for Building Its ‘Home-Centric Ecosystem of Care Delivery Assets’

In 2019, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) decided to reorganize its operations and create a dedicated business segment focused on the home. The Louisville, Kentucky-based health care organization has spent the past several months refining that home segment by fully mapping out its strategy and scope of services, according to its leader and president, Susan Diamond, […]

Recently Launched Alivia Care Plans to Enter ‘Saturated’ Home Health Market

Alivia Care Inc., a new operator in the senior care space, has plans to enter the home health market. Launched at the end of September, Alivia currently provides hospice and palliative care throughout the Jacksonville, Florida, area. The company’s history is tied to Community Hospice & Palliative Care, which now provides care as Alivia’s subsidiary, […]

How LHC Group Became a ‘Custom Builder’ of In-Home Health Care Partnerships

LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has become known for its aggressive joint venture strategy over the years. But like any relationship, healthy JVs require ingenuity, commitment and compromise — otherwise, they risk going bad. For the Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group, a key secret to success has also been its “all health care is local,” community-first […]

‘Home Care Is Coming to a Crisis’: Medicaid Cuts to Push Addus Out of Nevada

Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) has decided to close up shop in Nevada due to recent cuts to Medicaid reimbursement rates in the state. Frisco, Texas-based Addus provides a mix of personal care, hospice and home health care services. Prior to shutting down operations in Nevada, the company provided those services to about 43,000 individuals […]

[Updated] AccentCare to Form New Post-Acute Care Business with Fairview Health Services

Home health giant AccentCare Inc. is forming a new post-acute care business, building upon its long-time partnership strategy with large health systems. The Dallas-based AccentCare revealed Tuesday it has been in talks with Fairview Health Services to take over the health system’s home health and hospice business in Minnesota. Under the newly announced deal, AccentCare […]

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 […]