Contessa Sees Home-Based Palliative Care as ‘Linchpin’ of Business

Contessa Health’s leaders see palliative care as the true linchpin of their business and have plans to grow the segment in the near future. Though Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) purchased Contessa last year, it has allowed the company to operate independently, which has enabled Contessa leaders to maintain focus on their own growth trajectory, particularly […]

Payment ‘Patchwork’ Limiting Near-Term Scalability of Home-Based Palliative Care

Home-based palliative care is an untapped business opportunity for many home health and hospice providers in the U.S., but multiple factors continue to hinder near-term scalability. Data on the availability of home-based palliative care is limited, so it’s difficult to pinpoint just how large the market really is. Experts familiar with the space have previously […]

Transactions: Amedisys Finalizes Several Acquisitions; Vistria Invests in PHCN

Amedisys completes a series of acquisitions Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) recently completed a number of acquisitions. The company announced that it has completed its purchase of Evolution Health and certain home health assets from AssistedCare Home Health and AssistedCare of the Carolinas. Amedisys delivers a number of offerings including home health, hospice, personal care and […]

The Next Frontiers for Home-Based Care Operators

Right now, there are three sections of home-based care that I see as core components to the concept: home health, hospice and personal care. There are companies that offer one, two or all three services in some spots. But there’s a growing group of home-based care providers that are hellbent on building out the “three […]

Compassus Names New CEO, Doubles Down on Building a ‘Full Continuum of Home-Based Care’

Compassus announced Wednesday that David Grams will be taking the helm as the company’s next CEO. Grams succeeds Jim Deal, who will stay on as the company’s chairman of the board. “I am confident David is the right leader to steer Compassus through the evolution of home-based care while focusing on increasing access to quality […]

How Strategic Partnerships Helped Fuel HealthFlex Home Health & Hospice’s Growth

Since its inception in 2012, HealthFlex Home Health & Hospice has seen its business transform from a small Bay-area company to the fifth-largest privately-owned provider in California. As the company continues to grow, it has its sights set on becoming a fully comprehensive senior care provider. As a business, HealthFlex Home Health & Hospice delivers […]

Pharos Capital Adds to Growing Home-Based Care Portfolio with THEMA Acquisition

Private equity firm Pharos Capital Group has acquired THEMA Health Services, a home health and palliative care provider that operates across Arizona. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Prescott, Arizona-based THEMA provides care services including home health, palliative care, and hospice in patients’ homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities. The […]

Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model Could Mean a Bigger Role for Palliative Care

Earlier this year, palliative care advocates were hopeful that a formal benefit for community-based services would be coming soon. While that hasn’t happened yet, the clear momentum around a reimbursement pathway for community-based palliative care has prompted more home health agencies and other providers to launch programs of their own. That’s a trend likely to […]

Community-Based Palliative Care, Choose Home Top List of Current Home Health Policy Priorities

National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) President Bill Dombi touched on the importance of recent community-based palliative care legislation during a Sunday night policy update at the Washington, D.C.-based industry group’s 2021 Financial Management Conference. The bulk of his update, however, was spent urging industry insiders to band together and throw their support […]

Transactions: Amedisys Acquires VNA’s Home Health Assets; AccordCare Expands Medicaid Business

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) has completed its purchase of Visiting Nurse Association’s (VNA) assets. Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys has a number of in-home care capabilities, including home health, hospice and personal care services. Amedisys also recently acquired Contessa Health for $250 million. The deal gives the company a range of acute-level care services. Meanwhile, VNA […]