$5.4B LHC Group Deal Creates Home-Based Care Health System for Optum

Last week, UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) revealed that it’s buying aging-in-place giant LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) and combining the provider with its Optum business. In the aftermath of that announcement, one of the most interesting questions to ponder has been: How will LHC Group fit alongside the rest of Optum’s home-focused offerings? Optum is […]

Key Barriers Could Limit Adoption of Home-Based Care Models

Over the past few years, the U.S. health care system has learned that home-based care companies are well-positioned to respond to unique challenges, with at-home care approaches often boosting patient satisfaction, lowering costs and improving quality of care. Despite that positive movement in the home-based care market, a few key barriers could limit broader adoption […]

These 8 Deals from 2021 Will Shape the Future of Home-Based Care

With all eyes focused on the home, it’s no exaggeration to say there were dozens of blockbuster in-home care acquisitions last year. But while all transactions directly impact the buyers and sellers, only a handful help shape the trajectory of an entire market. As I started to think about my own home health and home […]

The Top 10 Home Health Care News Stories of 2021

The public health emergency continued to have an impact on home-based care providers in 2021. It didn’t define the year, however. As the top Home Health Care News stories of 2021 suggest, this year was about so much more than the COVID-19 crisis. Even more than the pandemic, the past 12 months have been about […]

[Updated] Landmark Names Chris Johnson CEO, Looks to Double Patient Population

Landmark Health is capping off 2021 with a new leader at its helm. The company named Chris Johnson CEO on Tuesday. Founded in 2014, the Huntington Beach, California-based Landmark is a multidisciplinary mobile medical group that delivers comprehensive in-home medical care to “the sickest and frailest” patient populations. The company – whose physician-led teams work […]

Amazon Joins Home-Based Care Providers to Advocate for Better Health Care Policy

An eclectic group of health care providers has formed a new organization dedicated to advancing home-based care. The long-term vision of the new entity, branded “Moving Health Home,” is to fundamentally change the way policymakers think about how, when and where patients are treated. The coalition, unveiled Wednesday, is made up by eight diverse founding […]