PlayMaker Releases Data on Home Health Length-of-Stay, Partners with WellSky

Home health and hospice providers in the South have longer average lengths of stay (ALOS) than any other region in the country. That’s according to the latest quarterly data from PlayMaker Health, a post-acute growth platform serving hundreds of organizations. In home health, Playmaker’s data shows southern states have an ALOS of 80.4 days, while […]

WellSky Targets Hospice, Palliative Care With Fifth Acquisition of 2018

WellSky, a health and community care technology company backed by TPG Capital, has acquired Consolo Services Group, formerly a portfolio company of Bluff Point Associates that provides healthcare IT services with a focus on hospice. Financial terms are not being disclosed. The deal expands WellSky’s investment in hospice and offers an entry point into other […]

ComForCare to Roll Out System-Wide Private-Duty Nursing

ComForCare on Wednesday announced a new business goal to roll out private-duty nursing across the entire franchise system of about 200 locations. The move fits into the company’s broader strategy. ComForCare CEO Steve Greenbaum recently outlined the Detroit-based home care franchiser’s plans to differentiate itself from industry competitors, mainly by refining a “suite of services” […]

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 […]

Right at Home Pushing Conversion Strategy for 2019 Growth

Looking to build partnerships similar to the one it recently formed with Kindred at Home, home care franchise company Right at Home plans to push a new conversion strategy in 2019. The reason for the strategy, Right at Home executives say, is to expand the company’s U.S. footprint, filling in geographic holes for further business […]