Why Home Health Payment Uncertainty Could Lead To More Strategic M&A

While some of the other subsectors already have more clarity on what their CY2024 may look like, home health operators are still operating in the dark. The home health proposed payment rule is still likely a month away, and the final rule likely more than four months out. It seems most are expecting the worse […]

The Driving Forces Behind The $3.6B Option Care Health, Amedisys Merger

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and Option Care Health (Nasdaq: OPCH) announced Wednesday that they would be merging in a deal that valued the former at $3.6 billion. There are many reasons why this deal makes strategic sense. The overlap in home-based services makes sense. The combined company will now be able to deliver home health […]

[Updated] Amedisys To Merge With Option Care Health, Creating ‘End-To-End Home-Based Health Solutions’ Powerhouse

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and Option Care Health (Nasdaq: OPCH) announced Wednesday that the pair have entered into a definitive agreement to combine. Amedisys is one of the largest independent providers of home health services in the country, along with several other home-focused services. Option Care Health, meanwhile, is one of the largest providers of […]

Nearly 800,000 More Nurses Are Expected To Leave Field Within 5 Years

Nearly 100,000 registered nurses left the field during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis conducted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). Worse yet, the analysis suggested that nearly 800,000 more nurses could leave the field by 2027. For home health providers already short on staffing, that could mean significant headwinds […]

How Amedisys Lowered Staffing Costs Through Gig Work

When Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) participated in the connectRN’s $76 million funding round at the end of 2021, it was because it believed in what the company was doing. But, more broadly, it was a reaction to the contemporary staffing situation in home health care. The connectRN platform was originally built to find nurses and […]

Why Amedisys And Its Next CEO Chose Each Other

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) Chairman and CEO Paul Kusserow hit it off right away with Richard Ashworth, the man who will be taking over the CEO role from him in April. That was – at least in part – a reason why Amedisys was able to deliver on what Kusserow called a surprisingly “quick” hiring […]

What’s Next For HouseWorks After Its Acquisition Of Amedisys’ Personal Care Division

HouseWorks announced earlier this week that it would be acquiring Associated Home Care (AHC), the personal care division of Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED). In addition to the two directly involved parties, HouseWorks CEO Michael Trigilio believes that the key winners from the deal are the caregivers and payers. “The workforce is going to have great […]