Encompass Health Looks to Acquire, Take on Payment Reform in 2018

Encompass Health (NSYE: EHC) may have recently checked a major rebranding off its to-do list for 2018, but the home health care provider is still taking on new acquisitions, industry consolidation and payment reform. Speaking at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, Encompass Health executives summarized their 2018 goals, guidance and challenges. CEO Mark Tarr reiterated […]

Encompass Looks for Hospice Acquisitions After Competitive 2017

Encompass Home Health and Hospice and HealthSouth (NYSE: HLS)—soon to be known as Encompass Health—plowed through recent regulatory challenges and is looking to add more hospice deals in its future. Home Health Care News recently caught up with Cliff Blessing, senior vice president of development at Encompass, to find out more about the organization’s M&A strategy […]

Top 10 Home Health and Hospice Providers

Despite regulatory and operational challenges within the home health and hospice industries, competition remains strong, as evidenced in Chicago-based research firm LexisNexis’ 2017 Top 100 Home Health and Hospice Agencies Rankings. The 2017 rankings were compiled by LexisNexis Risk Solutions utilizing 2016 medical claims and patient volume data from the company’s proprietary “MarketView” claims database, […]

Under HHGM Threat, Encompass Acquires With Caution

As home health care deals have cooled off in the wake of the home health groupings model (HHGM) proposal, at least one major provider is continuing to meet its acquisitions goals—albeit, cautiously. That was one message from the third quarter earnings call with investors with HealthSouth (NYSE: HLS), soon to be known as Encompass Health. […]

Despite Headwinds, Home Health Valuations Remain High

The home health sector has faced a few hurdles since the beginning of 2017. Publicly announced home health M&A activity proved lackluster in the first and second quarter of the year, as the industry continues to reel from regulation overload from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). But despite these challenges, investors are still drawn to the industry, even […]

How Encompass Health Brings All the Millennials to the Yard

Love them or hate them, millennials are the new workforce. And in an industry desperate for more workers to fill a caregiver shortage, home health care companies should be embracing ways to recruit and retain members of this generation — those born between around 1980 and 2000. One major home health care player, Encompass Home […]

Why HealthSouth is Taking the Encompass Name

After discovering that key audiences do not understand the link between HealthSouth (NYSE: HLS) and Encompass Home Health and Hospice since the two merged in 2014, the company has decided to take a single name. HealthSouth, one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute care services, will rebrand as Encompass Health Corporation on January 2, 2018. The home […]