After Weeks of Coronavirus Chaos, Home-Based Care Providers Welcome Early Signs of Normalcy

After an immense disruption from the COVID-19 virus led to a dip in patient visits and revenue, home-based care insiders are now reporting budding signs of normalcy. The public health crisis, of course, is far from over. But the initial panic is subsiding, patients are receiving care again and providers are gaining confidence operating in […]

With Key Deadline Approaching, Paycheck Protection Program Still ‘Murky’ for In-Home Care Providers

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to encourage small businesses to keep workers on staff. Yet despite over a month having passed since the program was implemented, smaller home health and home care companies remain confused about how to employ PPP — and whether […]

Strategic Maneuvering Helps Addus Avoid COVID-19 Disruption

New York, Chicago, Detroit and the state of Washington are some of the cities and states that have been singled out as COVID-19 hotspots. For Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS), operating in these locations has meant lots of strategic maneuvering, especially when considering the amount of care service call-offs the Frisco, Texas-based provider has received […]

Medicaid Home-Based Care Providers Seek Stability Amid Coronavirus Disruption

Florida became the first state to secure an emergency Medicaid waiver from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to help providers maintain operations during the COVID-19 national emergency. If Medicaid-reimbursed personal care services providers are to stay afloat during the ongoing pandemic, several more states will have to follow suit. Generally, states […]

Alignment Healthcare Raises $135M; FirstLight Expands Internationally

Alignment lands $135 million in Series C Medicare Advantage (MA) startup Alignment Healthcare has deepened its pockets. The Orange, California-based MA player announced March 4 that it has raised $135 million in Series C funding, led by Fidelity Management & Research Company. Additional funding came from funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates […]

Addus CEO Lauds Illinois Rate Increases

Over the years, Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) has faced its fair share of Illinois budget woes. But the company has finally received some positive news, announcing Monday that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved two Illinois budgeted rate increases for the next couple years. Combined, the Frisco, Texas-based Addus expects […]

Private Equity Buyers Press Pause on Home Health Plans

In a change of pace compared to recent trends, private equity buyers appear to be shying away from home health purchases. There were at least 13 transactions for Medicare-certified home health assets in 2019’s third quarter, with many of those purchases coming from the industry’s big publicly traded companies, according to the latest quarterly M&A […]

Addus Closes on Hospice Partners of America; Ensign Group Completes Pennant Spinoff

Addus completes Hospice Partners of America deal Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) has completed its purchase of Hospice Partners of America. The Frisco, Texas-based at-home care company bought the multi-state hospice provider for $130 million cash — $118.4 million of which was in value and $11.6 million was in estimated tax benefits, according to a […]

EVV Upside: New Tech Rules Can Foster Efficiency, Value-Based Partnerships

Amid a rapidly changing business and regulatory landscape, home-based care providers can easily overlook the upcoming implementation of electronic visit verification (EVV) — but these new technology requirements are a revolutionary step toward interoperability and efficiency. Providers can leverage EVV to win value-based partnerships and streamline workflows, even as they reel from the impact of […]

How Addus Changed Its Tune to Acquire $230M in Revenue in 15 Months

When Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) CEO Dirk Allison took the reins of the massive Medicaid-reimbursed personal home care provider in 2016, he pulled them in an entirely new direction. More than three years and several acquisitions later, his strategy to deepen the company’s footprint rather than widen it seems to be paying off — […]