AccentCare, UC San Diego Form Joint Venture Home Health Company

A joint venture between UC San Diego Health System and Dallas-based AccentCare, Inc. will create a jointly owned home health agency serving patients in San Diego, Calif. and its surrounding communities, the organizations announced Tuesday. The new agency aims to provide a comprehensive continuum of care after patients have been discharged from the hospital in […]

Wall Street Stays Amped on Big 3 Home Health Companies

If there is any indication of Wall Street’s continued bullish interest in the home health sector, the surging stock prices experienced by three of the nation’s largest providers is one clear-cut sign, a recent analysis suggests. Amedisys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED), LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHC) and Almost Family, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFAM) are leading the pack for […]

Home Health Business Briefs: Encompass, Ensign Group

As one of the fastest-growing sectors in the United States, home health care is teeming with activity — from acquisitions and partnerships to new leadership appointments and promotions. Here’s the latest news buzzing around the industry: Hometown Home Health & Hospice Expanding Fleet in Central Michigan Hometown Home Health & Hospice is expanding and upgrading […]

Home Health Business Briefs: Forcura, Home Care Institute

As one of the fastest-growing sectors in the United States, home health care is teeming with activity — from acquisitions and partnerships to new leadership appointments and promotions. Here’s the latest news buzzing around the industry: Home Care Institute and iTacit Healthcare Announce Strategic Partnership Boston-based iTacit Healthcare and Johns Creek, Georgia-based Home Care Institute […]

Home Health Business Briefs: Encompass Home Health, AmeriCare, Medalogix

As one of the fastest-growing sectors in the United States, home health care is teeming with activity — from acquisitions and partnerships to new leadership appointments and promotions. Here’s the latest news buzzing around the industry: Medalogix Partners with Homecare Homebase Nashville-based health care analytics company Medalogix announced today its new partnership with Homecare Homebase, […]

Jefferies to Investors: ‘Home Health Is Where It’s At’

Home health demand is expected to rise significantly, and several factors make the industry a worthwhile sector for investors, says global investment banking firm Jefferies in a recent report. Factors that bode well for the industry include an improved reimbursement outlook; rising interest in alternative payment models, specifically bundled payments (BPCI); and consolidation/merger and acquisition […]

HealthSouth Grows Post-Acute Services With $730 Million Acquisition

National post-acute care provider HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) shows no signs of slowing down its expansive growth in the sector. On Thursday, the company entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the operations of Reliant Hospital Partners, LLC for a cash purchase price of $730 million. HealthSouth offers both facility-based and home-based post-acute care services […]

Most Read: Podcast Talks Home Health ‘Nightmares’

In case you missed them, here are the most popular stories grabbing Home Health Care News readers’ attention this week: Behind the Headlines Podcast: How to Be a Home Care Hero—HHCN kicked off its podcast series “Behind the Headlines” this week, featuring the newsmakers and industry leaders shaping the future of home care. Highlighted stories […]