Fair Scheduling Trend Could Spell Trouble for At-Home Care Providers

In recent years and months, rising minimum wage has been top of mind for home-based care providers, adding another level of difficulty to attracting and retaining workers. But fair scheduling legislation that’s gaining steam in cities and states across the country could soon take center stage — and potentially make matters worse. Fair scheduling legislation […]

Addus Generates $518M in 2018 Revenue, Begins Serving Medicare Advantage Partners

Despite wage pressures and referral setbacks, Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) had a markedly consistent fourth quarter and 2018 performance. With ample dry powder, the Frisco, Texas-based home health, hospice and personal care provider is well-positioned to deploy additional capital toward M&A, while simultaneously refining its relationships with Medicare Advantage (MA) partners. Addus is primed […]

Senior Helpers’ Town Square Model Gaining Steam as Investors Eye Adult Day Care

Home-based care is often lauded for allowing seniors to age in place while saving the health care system thousands of dollars by decreasing hospital admissions. But with costs that don’t always come cheap to clients and nationwide caregiver shortages, home-based care isn’t without challenges. An increasingly popular way to address them is with adult day […]

Post Capital, Former Addus CEO Building Multidisciplinary Community Care Platform

Similar to how hospitals have different arms able to treat patients with changing needs and a variety of conditions, a new private equity partnership is aiming to create a multisite, multidisciplinary system of community care services. Led by former Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) CEO Mark Heaney, the PE partnership is particularly interested in adult […]

Mark Heaney: Why Home Care Providers Need to Shake ‘Non-Skilled’ Label 

By Mark Heaney for Home Health Care News Names are important. That’s why it’s time to scrap the “non-skilled” label in home care. With very good reason, the industry has reacted with great excitement to the early 2018 news that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is permitting Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to add home and community services […]

Amedisys, LHC Group Stocks Hit by December Downturn

December 2018 was the worst December for stock values since the Great Depression era. The two biggest publicly traded home health companies in the U.S. — Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) — saw a market dip in stock values as well. That’s according to M&A advisory firm Stoneridge Partners’ latest […]

Home Health Stocks Show Signs of Cooling Off

Fueled by savvy moves from the United States’ two top independent and publicly traded home-based health care providers, home health stocks had seen strong month-after-month growth in 2018. Those hot growth levels now appear to be cooling off. Home health stocks were up just 0.74% in September compared to the previous month, according to the […]

Home Health, Hospice Experiencing Unprecedented M&A Action

Thanks to heightened interest from private equity buyers and companies’ efforts to diversify business operations, 2018 has seen an acceleration in the number and size of home health, hospice and personal care transactions. The hot market should continue going forward, although the new home health payment model and sky-high valuations raise some questions about what […]

Home Health Investors Undaunted, Stocks Continue Upward March

Not much has shaken home health stocks so far in 2018 — not even the proposed Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) or the potential introduction of an updated pre-claim review initiative. Home health stocks appear to be continuing their upward march, according to the most recent update to Stoneridge Partners’ Home Health Index (HHI), updated monthly. […]

LHC Group, Addus Discuss Growth and Payer Partnerships

Executives from LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG) and Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) highlighted the growth of their respective companies on Wednesday, while also providing updates on key acquisitions and prospective partnerships with payer sources. Keith Myers, chairman and CEO of LHC Group, and Dirk Allison, president and CEO of Addus, provided insight into their companies’ […]