LHC Group Expands Home-Based Care Footprint With Latest Joint Venture

Just one month into the year, LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG) is already making progress on its 2019 goal to shift more care into the home.  The home health care powerhouse on Thursday announced a new joint venture with Unity Health, resulting in shared ownership of two home health providers in Arkansas. The move is yet […]

LHC Group Wins Better Rates with Payers as Part of Almost Family Integration

The industry-shaping mega merger between Almost Family and LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG) is ahead of schedule and exceeding expectations in a number of key categories, LHC Group executives said Thursday during the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. In addition to ramping up Almost Family admissions, quality scores and margins, Lafayette, Louisiana-based […]

Home Health Providers Can Still Break into Markets with Narrow Networks

Breaking into a hospital or health system’s narrow network of preferred providers can sometimes feel like an impossible task for small- to mid-sized home health agencies. But home health sales teams shouldn’t stop trying to make inroads altogether, as plenty of opportunities still exist even in the most restricted networks. Industry executives discussed success strategies […]

LHC Group Not Distressed by PDGM, Pleased with Almost Family Integration

Leaders with LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG) struck an optimistic tone following the release of second quarter 2018 financial results. The integration of Almost Family is proceeding smoothly, joint venture and acquisition activity is favorable, and forthcoming regulatory changes should not cause major disruptions, they said Thursday during an earnings call. On April 1, LHC Group […]

HHS Chief Technology Officer to Join LHC Group

The current chief technology officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will soon leave his post in Washington D.C. to join Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG) and fill a newly created position dedicated to innovation. HHS CTO Bruce Greenstein will become LHC Group’s first chief innovation and technology officer in June, […]

Highest Paid CEOs in Home Health Last Year

CEOs from publicly traded home health care companies brought home a combined total of about $39.5 million in 2017—though some execs certainly earned far more than their industry peers. In order, CEOs from Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND), Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) and Amedisys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) took home the most last year in total compensation, […]

LHC Group Not Backing Off M&A After Mega-Merger

Fresh off its mega-merger with Almost Family, home health care giant LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG) is still eyeing big mergers and acquisitions opportunities in 2018. “We might be tempted to sit back and rest on our laurels, but that’s not in our DNA,” CEO Keith Myers said Thursday during the company’s first quarter earnings call. […]

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 […]