Business Briefs: BAYADA, Inspira Joint Venture Launches

BAYADA and Inspira to Launch Joint Venture A previously announced joint venture between BAYADA Home Health Care, a privately-held home care company that operates in 21 states, and Inspira Health Network, a major health network in New Jersey, is launching in three south Jersey counties. The joint venture allows the health system to serve more […]

HealthSouth CEO: Bundled Payment Headwinds Are Overblown

A major post-acute care provider is beating back expectations that its exposure to bundled payment models would impact its bottom line. With minimum exposure to bundled payment markets for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) is looking at the bright side of these shifts instead of worrying about potential […]

Home Health M&A Activity Steady Going Into 2016

After dipping to start the year, home health merger and acquisition activity bounced back in the second half of 2015—and dealmakers believe that activity will be robust in the year ahead. There were 12 publicly announced transactions in the fourth quarter of 2015, with the largest being the $63 million acquisition of Infinity Home Care […]

HealthSouth Completes $170 Million Acquisition After Rocky Quarter

HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) has completed its $170 million acquisition of CareSouth Health System Inc., expanding its home health and hospice footprint and furthering its strategy of building integrated post-acute services that span inpatient and at-home settings. The CareSouth acquisition was finalized less than a week after HealthSouth announced its third quarter 2015 financial results. […]

CEOs Disagree on Winning Strategies for Home Health’s Future

Amid regulatory changes and a big push to move home health into the digital realm, consolidation predictions made by some of the biggest players in home health are coming true. And as leaders look to the future, there continues to be agreement about large-scale trends, if not always on the best course of action to […]

Home Health M&A Surges as Major Providers Vie for Growth

Home health merger and acquisition activity was on the upswing in the third quarter of 2015, and it appears that post-acute care providers remain particularly avid to increase their in-home services. However, signs indicate that the largest home health companies are positioning themselves to drive M&A activity as well. With nine publicly announced transactions in […]

HealthSouth Continues Home Health Expansion Through Hospital Alignment

Following its recent acquisitions of Reliant Health Services announced in June and Encompass Home Health in November, national operator HealthSouth is continuing to align its services strategically to position its home health offerings for growth. That includes locating home health operations near inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and focusing on a recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid […]

Home Health M&A Activity Slumps, But Forecast Stays Positive

Home health and hospice mergers and acquisitions dramatically slowed during the second quarter of 2015, but the big picture remains positive for industry growth despite the dip in dealmaking, according to newly released figures. Five publicly announced home health and hospice M&A deals occurred during this year’s second quarter, according to The Health Care M&A […]

HealthSouth Grows Post-Acute Services With $730 Million Acquisition

National post-acute care provider HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) shows no signs of slowing down its expansive growth in the sector. On Thursday, the company entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the operations of Reliant Hospital Partners, LLC for a cash purchase price of $730 million. HealthSouth offers both facility-based and home-based post-acute care services […]