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 […]

Home Care Providers Lifted by First-of-Its-Kind Medicaid Reimbursement Bump

The financial well-being of home- and community-based care providers often depends on Medicaid reimbursement, which has stagnated throughout much of the country in recent years. One state is trying to rebalance the equation with a first-of-its-kind annual inflation increase for all Medicaid home care and hospice direct fee-for-service rates. Last June, the Rhode Island General […]

Home Health Stocks See Up-and-Down February

Home health stocks saw mixed success in February, according to the latest Home Health Index (HHI) from mergers-and-acquisitions advisory firm Stoneridge Partners. The up-and-down February follows a largely positive January. Updated monthly, the HHI by Stoneridge Partners tracks the market values for Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG). Overall, the HHI […]

Home Health Stocks Recover After Down October, Flat September

After a down couple of months mirroring broader economic trends, home health stocks are headed back up. Home health stocks climbed by more than 21% in November compared to the previous month, according to the most recent Home Health Index (HHI) from Stoneridge Partners, a mergers-and-acquisitions firm based in Louisville, Kentucky. The HHI is a […]

Amedisys, LHC Group Shares Hit October Slowdown

While home health stocks rode M&A momentum and other tailwinds to an overall strong performance throughout much of 2018, the sustained boom period slowed down in September. Amid a broader market dip, that slowdown turned into an abrupt stop last month. Home health stocks fell more than 11% in October compared to their September standings, […]

Addus Makes Medicare Advantage Headway, to Acquire VIP Health Care Services

Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a New York-based home care provider and is positioning itself to fully capitalize on “exciting” new Medicare Advantage (MA) opportunities over the next several years. Addus President and CEO Dirk Allison discussed his company’s latest acquisition, its MA plans and third-quarter financial results […]

Addus Encouraged by EVV, MA Opportunities Ahead

Lifted by the closures of two sizable home health and hospice acquisitions, Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) posted steady financial results for the second quarter of 2018. The Frisco, Texas-based provider expects those financials to grow stronger, too, as the company positions itself to take advantage of M&A opportunities stemming from pending electronic visit verification (EVV) requirements […]

[UPDATED] Humana, Private Equity Firms to Acquire Hospice Provider Curo for $1.4 Billion

Insurance giant Humana (NYSE: HUM) and two private equity firms—TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS)—have agreed to acquire privately held hospice operator Curo Health Services for about $1.4 billion. The consortium of acquiring companies is already in the midst of buying the nation’s largest home health provider and second-largest hospice provider, Kindred […]

Home Care Providers Plan to Seize New Medicare Advantage Opportunity

Investors were bullish on home care on Tuesday, following news that Medicare Advantage (MA) plans would officially be allowed to cover non-skilled home care services starting in 2019. Care providers were excited as well, making the case that they are well-positioned to seize this opportunity, even as they are trying to determine its scope. The […]

Private Equity Firm Acquires Hospice with High Nurse-Patient Ratio

An Ohio hospice led by a previous Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) executive has been acquired by private equity firm Stonehenge Partners Inc. The firm says it is committed to keeping the hospice’s model of having lighter caseloads for its nurses than are standard in the industry. Queen City and Capital City Hospice is headquartered in […]