LHC Group’s Myers: ‘Choose Home’ Initiative Would Reshape Long-Term Care

The United States is on the brink of another major shift that will change how, when and where Medicare beneficiaries access health care services. The Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) is doing everything in its power to position itself for that coming shift, executives detailed during a Friday morning conference call on fourth […]

What Nursing Home Operators, Home Health Providers Are Saying About SNF-to-Home Diversion

Back-and-forth shifts in patient volume between skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and in-home care providers have been happening for years. Yet health care policymakers and executives are now examining such shifts — and the potential advantages of delivering care inside an individual’s home instead of a facility — more closely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Top Home Health Trends for 2021

“Nobody knows what the future holds” has been one of the biggest lessons learned during the COVID-19 emergency. But even as the home health industry plays its part in responding to new infection spikes across parts of the country, it has never been more important to stay ahead of the curve. To remain competitive in […]

Consolidation Accelerates as Home Health Operators Crash from Stimulus ‘Sugar High’

The “sugar high” that some cash-strapped home health providers felt after receiving federal assistance linked to the COVID-19 pandemic is coming to an end, top executives from LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) believe. As a result, consolidation is beginning to ramp up again, setting the stage for a potentially record-setting year for dealmaking. Prior to […]

LHC Group Finalizes Three Acquisitions; A-1 Preferred Sources Buys On The Mark Services

LHC Group finalizes hospice, palliative care purchases LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has finalized acquisition agreements in Arizona and Oklahoma. By doing so, the Lafayette, Louisiana-based home health, hospice and personal care services giant expands its scope of services in the Phoenix area while entering the Oklahoma hospice market for the first time. Specifically, LHC […]

Beyond the Pandemic: 9 Overlooked Stories from 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic dominated headlines in 2020 — and rightfully so. But there were plenty of other storylines that defined the year, including the launch of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), the conclusion of a hotly contested presidential election and the execution of multiple industry-shaping transactions. These are nine of the most overlooked stories […]

LHC Group CEO Keith Myers: Change in Washington Won’t Derail ‘Incredible’ Home Health Opportunity

Keith Myers has seen his fair share of change in Washington, D.C. Since co-founding the business with his wife, Ginger, in 1994, Myers has helped lead LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) through parts of five presidencies as chairman and CEO. A new administration with Joe Biden in the White House would make that six. Although […]

‘These Funds Can Best Be Used Elsewhere’: LHC Group Returns $93.3M in Federal Relief

Rising demand for health care services delivered in the home and an increasingly favorable regulatory environment have set the stage for the nation’s top-tier home health operators. That idea has LHC Group Inc.’s (Nasdaq: LHCG) leadership team bullish about the company’s near- and long-term outlook. LHC Group’s optimism is additionally supported by shifting referral patterns […]

LHC Group, Christus Health Expand Joint Venture Partnership

LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has inked another joint venture agreement. On Thursday, the Lafayette, Louisiana-based home health, hospice and personal care services provider announced plans to expand its existing JV partnership with Christus Health, a nonprofit health system out of Irving, Texas. LHC Group and Christus have been JV partners since 2017. “Our experience […]

LHC Group Locks Down Two New JVs, Acquires Hospice Provider

LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) on Thursday announced the finalization of two joint venture agreements. A home health, hospice and personal care services provider, Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group currently operates in 35 states and Washington, D.C. In one of the two new JV agreements, LHC Group will share ownership of SunCrest Home Health, a Gainesville, […]