With Amedisys Deal Pending, Justice Department Opens Antitrust Investigation Into UnitedHealth Group

The Department of Justice is targeting UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) in an antitrust investigation, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.  Specifically, the Justice Department is interviewing subjects around interactions between UnitedHealth Group and its health care provider services arm, Optum. UnitedHealthcare is one of the largest insurers in the country. Meanwhile, Optum is one of […]

Amedisys’ Non-Medicare Revenue Continues To Increase In Home Health Segment

While UnitedHealth Group’s (NYSE: UNH) acquisition of it is pending, business still goes on at Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED). As business does go on, more of it continues to come through payer sources other than traditional Medicare, its earnings release Wednesday showed. Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Amedisys is one of the largest providers of […]

Amedisys Bets On Rapid Testing To Boost Outcomes, Free Staff Time

As a way to improve the quality of infection testing and to achieve better patient outcomes, Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) is now offering advanced molecular testing across its care centers nationwide. To do this, the company has partnered with Patient Choice Laboratories to better identify respiratory issues, wound infections and other ailments for its at-home […]

How Medicare Advantage, Labor, AI Will Shape Home-Based Care In 2024

Home Health Care News recently spoke with 15 home-based care leaders for our annual “Executive Forecast” articles, which we published at the end of last year. Those executives’ responses covered a wide range of topics, and were surprisingly and refreshingly diverse. But, in the end, a few themes emerged. In part, these answers helped form […]

Option Care Health Leaders: ‘We Learned A Lot’ From Failed Amedisys Acquisition

Option Care Health (NYSE: OPCH), the home-based and alternate site infusion services provider, had one heck of a 2023. But, about six months removed from its failed attempt to acquire Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED), it still remains a home-based care provider worth paying attention to. On Tuesday at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, the company’s […]

Top Home Care Trends For 2024

The rising costs of home care were a trend in 2022 and 2023. They will remain one in 2024, and could finally come to a head. That’s only one trend, of many, that will impact home care providers in the new year. But it alone will also lead to other trends, such as increased M&A, […]

The Top 10 Home Health Care News Stories Of 2023

In the first year that truly felt “post-COVID,” home-based care providers did not see a shortage of challenges. Instead, in 2023, home health providers saw another year defined by payment struggles, with both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. Home care providers, meanwhile, were still grappling with high […]

The Home-Based Care Executive Quotes That Struck A Chord In 2023

To find the most memorable home-based care executive quotes in 2023, Home Health Care News employed a strategy that is part art, part science. Ultimately, the quotes chosen resonated the most with HHCN’s staff and readers. They were prescient, controversial, telling and highly relevant to provider struggles and opportunities. They touched on the Centers for […]