What The Amedisys Divestment Snag Means For The Home Health Industry

As UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) and Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED) work on a divestment strategy that will satisfy regulators, a lot hangs in the balance. For one, UnitedHealth Group and Optum’s deal for the home health and hospice provider Amedisys is one of the largest deals in the industry’s history, only trailing Optum’s deal for Amedisys’ […]

Private Equity-Backed Buyer Drops Out Of Sweepstakes For Divested Amedisys Locations

In early May, it was reported that UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) and Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED) were working on a divestment package to satisfy regulator concerns over antitrust violations. Capitol Forum had previously reported that Amedisys was aiming to offload more than 100 of its locations to a “private equity-backed buyer.” On Friday, Capitol Forum reported […]

Report: Amedisys-UnitedHealth Group Closing In On Sizable Divestment Package

A new report claims that home health giant Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) are closing in on a sizable divestment package to help circumvent antitrust concerns from regulators. UnitedHealth Group and its Optum arm announced a $3.3 billion deal to acquire Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys last year, luring the in-home care […]

The Most Game-Changing Home-Based Care Blockbusters Of The Last Decade

Thanks to impactful, large-scale transactions over the last decade, the collective face of home-based care has changed forever. Traditional providers in both home health care and personal home care have merged. Payers became involved in the home-based care space like never before. Of late, retailers have too. But it’s often easy to forget how the […]

How Amedisys, CenterWell Home Health Are Retaining Workers In 2024

Every home-based care provider wants to recruit and retain better this year than they did last year. But that’s easier said than done. Companies are constantly tinkering with their approaches to attract and retain skilled professionals, and are doing so in 2024 yet again. Between new recruiting processes, career advancement opportunities and more technology, there’s […]

DOJ Reportedly Considering Lawsuit To Block Optum-Amedisys Deal

UnitedHealth Group’s (NYSE:UNH) planned acquisition of Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq:AMED) is catching further scrutiny. Late Wednesday, a report suggesting that the Department of Justice is considering a lawsuit to block Optum’s takeover of Amedisys surfaced. The deal was first agreed to in June of last year. The news comes just a few weeks after the DOJ […]

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 […]