Kindred at Home Integration More Costly than Humana Anticipated

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) recorded better-than-expected revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018, despite higher-than-anticipated costs associated with Kindred at Home’s operations. The Louisville, Kentucky-based health insurer’s GAAP consolidated revenues for Q4 came in at $14.17 billion, an increase of about $979 million from the same period a year ago. Annual revenue for Humana’s fiscal […]

The Top Trends in Home Care for 2019

In many ways, 2018 was a coming of age for the home care industry, as it steadily became recognized as a key part of the overall continuum of care due to its ability to keep older adults safely at home and out of the hospital. Among the biggest changes to home care in 2018: the […]

Humana CEO: Home-Based Care, Social Determinants of Health ‘Most Impactful’ to Health Care System

Advances in home-based care capabilities and being able to properly address social determinants of health for older adults and chronically ill populations are among “the most impactful” influences on the U.S. health care system, according to Bruce Broussard, CEO and president of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). Shifts in primary care, pharmacy services and behavioral health […]

Top Home Health Care News Stories of 2018

The home health, home care and hospice industries experienced ups and downs in 2018, including regulatory surprises, new business opportunities and industry-shaping mega deals. Home Health Care News was there to cover it all. Revisit 2018 — and get a sense of what ongoing trends and regulations will shape 2019 — by reading through our […]

Curo Subsidiary SouthernCare Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit for $5.9 Million

A subsidiary of one of the nation’s largest hospice companies — Curo Health Services — has agreed to pay millions of dollars to settle a federal whistleblower lawsuit claiming that the company submitted Medicare claims that were medically unnecessary or lacked documentation. Curo Health Services was acquired by Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and private equity […]

Humana, Walgreens Rumored to be Considering Equity Stakes in Each Other

Humana (NYSE: HUM) and Walgreens Boots Alliance (NYSE: WBA) are in talks to expand their business relationship, which could include taking equity stakes in each other, according to a report published Tuesday by The Wall Street Journal. The negotiations are in early stages, WSJ reported, citing unnamed sources who are familiar with the matter. Neither […]

M&A and Finance News: Humana Completes Curo Purchase

Humana, PE Firms Finalize Curo Purchase Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and private equity firms TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe have competed their previously announced $1.4 billion acquisition of Curo Health Services. Louisville-based based Humana and the two PE firms plan on combining Mooresville, North Carolina-based Curo with the hospice business of Kindred […]

Humana, Private Equity Firms Complete Kindred Acquisition

Insurance giant Humana (NYSE: HUM) and two private equity firms have completed their planned acquisition of Kindred Healthcare, which has ceased trading on the New York Stock Exchange as a result. In December 2017, Humana and two PE firms—TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe—announced they were acquiring Kindred for $9 in cash per […]

Humana to Address Social Determinants of Health in New MA Benefits

In the midst of two major takeovers in the home health and hospice space, insurance giant Humana (NYSE: HUM) is working on expanding its Medicare Advantage benefits. Just last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an expansion of supplemental benefits for MA plans in 2019, including the addition of non-skilled in-home […]