What The UnitedHealth Group Antitrust Investigation Means For Amedisys, Home Health Industry

Since the news surfaced Tuesday that the Department of Justice had opened an antitrust investigation into UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), additional questions have bubbled up. Namely, those questions surround the home health provider Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED), which agreed to be acquired by UnitedHealth Group’s Optum in June of last year. Will that deal be […]

With Amedisys Deal Pending, Justice Department Opens Antitrust Investigation Into UnitedHealth Group

The Department of Justice is targeting UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) in an antitrust investigation, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.  Specifically, the Justice Department is interviewing subjects around interactions between UnitedHealth Group and its health care provider services arm, Optum. UnitedHealthcare is one of the largest insurers in the country. Meanwhile, Optum is one of […]

Transactions: Legacy Care Partners Acquires Superior Home Health; SSM Health Bolsters Health at Home Arm

Legacy Care Partners Acquires Superior Home Health and Superior Hospice of Texas Legacy Care Partners – which also owns Advanced Home Care – has acquired Superior Home Health and Superior Hospice of Texas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We extend a warm welcome to Superior Home Health and Superior Hospice into the Legacy […]

SCAN Group, CareOregon Merger Falls Through

The planned combination of SCAN Group and CareOregon is no longer. In a joint statement, the two companies announced their merger will not continue as scheduled, citing questions about the combination that couldn’t be resolved. “Our intent in coming together was to support Oregon’s health care system and the people that CareOregon serves,” the companies […]

Projecting The Most Impactful Home-Based Care M&A In Near-Term Future

Over the next 12-18 months, the mergers and acquisitions that do or do not take place in home-based care will tell a story worth listening to about the future of the space. The context has become monotonous to tell at this point: high interest rates are affecting dealmaking across the country; Medicare Advantage (MA) penetration […]

Nautic Partners Scoops Up Home Health Provider Angels of Care

The private equity company Nautic Partners has completed one of the first PE-driven deals of 2024. Announced Tuesday, the firm is acquiring the McKinney, Texas-based Angels of Care from Varsity Healthcare Partners. “I am extremely grateful to the entire VHP team for their extensive capital, operational and strategic support, which was instrumental in enhancing the […]

Home-Based Care M&A Downturn Partly Driven By Biden Administration’s Attitude Toward Dealmaking

In addition to high interest rates, there’s another factor slowing down health care and post-acute care M&A, according to a new report. Released last week, Pitchbook’s Q4 health care services report shines a light on the Biden administration’s antitrust and private equity stances, and how those may be affecting dealmaking. For instance, the Humana Inc. […]