Amedisys ‘Will Buy Opportunistically’ in Home Health Market After PDGM Plays Out

Like so many others in the industry, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) remains top of mind for Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based home health giant Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED). Unsurprisingly, navigating the payment overhaul remains one of the company’s biggest priorities moving forward into 2020. Building out its hospice business and expanding its personal care network with […]

PDGM Changing Home Health M&A Landscape

With a number of upcoming regulatory changes sure to shake up the home health industry — including the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) and a phaseout of Requests for Anticipated Payments (RAPs) — a provider’s future isn’t exactly clear. As a result, questions surrounding how and when to best approach mergers-and-acquisitions […]

WellSky Enters into Agreement to Buy ClearCare

WellSky, a health and community care technology company backed by TPG Capital, has entered into an agreement to acquire ClearCare Inc., a personal care technology platform. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal further solidifies WellSky’s dominance in the home-based care arena, especially because it comes on the heels of ClearCare’s partnership […]

New Amedisys-ClearCare Personal Care Network Spreading Like Wildfire

In an effort to expand its capabilities and open the door for future Medicare Advantage (MA) opportunities, Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) recently struck an agreement with ClearCare Inc. to create a network of personal care agencies. Already, that network is spreading like wildfire, with 308 agencies representing 32,000 caregivers in 39 states, Amedisys CEO and […]

HHCN Research: Personal Care Services Projected to Dominate Home Care’s 2020 Medicare Advantage Involvement

The Medicare Advantage (MA) expansions that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this year and in early 2018 open the door to creative applications of non-medical home care services designed to proactively improve individuals’ health. The pair of new rules, with the broader of the two taking effect in 2020, have led […]

FirstLight Adds Executives to Fuel Growth, Amedisys Board Member Retires

FirstLight expands leadership team amid rapid growth To accommodate recent growth, FirstLight Home Care has created and filled seven new positions, expanding its focus in areas such as technology, talent acquisition and franchise development. While the hires are new, growth within the nine-year-old Cincinnati-based home care company is not. In 2017 alone, the franchisor increased […]

BrightSpring Adds to Executive Team, Encompass HR Chief Retiring

BrightSpring adds new clinical, compliance execs BrightSpring Health Services, one of the country’s largest home and community-based health services providers for high-need populations, has hired a new chief clinical officer and a new chief compliance officer. Susan Sender will take the reigns as the company’s chief clinical officer, while Rachael Kurzer Givens has been named […]

Must-Read News: Giving Hospice Accolades

After a long weekend, get a jump-start on your week with our Must-Read News flash. See what headlines caught our eye around the web. Keep reading to see our top stories on all things home health and home care from last week. The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was a highlight of […]