Home Health Care Likely to See Booming Investment Interest in 2019

Home health care is projected to be one of the hottest health care sectors for growth and investment in 2019. That’s according to an investment outlook survey from professional services firm KPMG and health care intelligence business Leavitt Partners. As part of the survey, researchers polled 175 healthcare CFOs, investment bankers and private equity executives […]

M&A and Financing Newsflash: Justice Department Approves CVS-Aetna Merger, Amedisys Subsidiary Closes Personal Care Deal

Justice Department Approves CVS and Aetna Merger CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) has secured anti-trust approval for its $69 billion acquisition of Aetna (NYSE: AET), the Justice Department announced Wednesday. The deal was approved on the condition that the company divest Aetna’s Medicare Part D prescription drug plan business to WellCare Health Plans, Inc, a […]

Walmart, Anthem to Serve Medicare Advantage Members Together

An insurance giant and retail superpower are teaming up in another move reflecting consumers’ desire to age in place. Anthem (NYSE: ANTM) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced Monday that they’re forming a partnership to decrease health care costs and improve access to medication and supplies. If successful, the move could increase shopping convenience to home care providers and […]

How Home Care Could Be Re-Shaped if Walmart Acquires Humana

In the midst of acquiring a stake in the largest home health provider in the nation, insurance giant Humana (NYSE: HUM) might also be in early stage talks to itself be acquired by retail behemoth Walmart (NYSE: WMT). The combination of Humana and Walmart, though far from certain, would potentially be a game-changer for home […]

CVS-Aetna Merger Aims to Transform Community-Based Care

Pharmacy chain giant CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) has agreed to acquire Aetna (NYSE: AET), the nation’s third-largest insurance provider in a transaction valued at $69 billion. The combined company could bolster home- and community-based (HCB) care by executing on its vision of easier access to more comprehensive health services at retail locations. The merger of the […]

5 Home Health Leaders’ Tips on Emergency Prep

Establishing strong staff communication and taking advantage of local resources are crucial for emergency preparedness, a panel of home health leaders said in a recent webinar. The webinar, moderated by health care accreditation organization The Joint Commission, aimed to identify key leadership strategies for effective emergency operations plans and present different ways to evaluate their […]

Tech, Health Care Alliance Aims to Bring Providers to Patients Via Web

Videoconferencing is bringing telehealth mainstream via a new partnership between HealthSpot and some of the nation’s leading health and technology providers via the Alliance for Connected Care.  In an effort to bring health care into communities and out of doctors’ offices and hospitals, the alliance, led by former Senators Tom Daschle, Trent Lott and John […]