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, […]

How LHC Group Became a ‘Custom Builder’ of In-Home Health Care Partnerships

LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has become known for its aggressive joint venture strategy over the years. But like any relationship, healthy JVs require ingenuity, commitment and compromise — otherwise, they risk going bad. For the Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group, a key secret to success has also been its “all health care is local,” community-first […]

Home Health Providers Ready to Step Up If Regulators Reduce SNF Capacity

For LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG), the potential to capture patients otherwise headed toward skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) remains a vast area of opportunity. Leaders from the Lafayette, Louisiana-based company again drove home that point during a presentation at the 2020 Baird Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday. The home health giant has been extremely bullish […]

LHC Group, University Health Care System Announce New JV Agreement

LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has added another joint venture partner into its fold.  The Lafayette, Louisiana-based home health, hospice and personal care services provider announced Thursday it has signed a definitive agreement to form a new JV with University Health Care System, one of the largest, most comprehensive health care organizations in Georgia. University […]

LHC Group CFO: Historic Home Health Consolidation Opportunity Remains ‘Compelling as Ever’

Since the worst stretch of the public health emergency, LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has seen a decrease in weekly COVID-related missed visits and improved its average daily census. It has also added thousands of new physician referral sources, a win for the company considering many institutional sources are at a standstill.  Those are just […]

LHC Group Increases Florida Footprint with New JV Partnership

No stranger to joint venture agreements, LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has entered into a new deal with Orlando Health. The JV agreement will focus on strengthening Orlando Health’s home health capabilities, along with its home- and community-based services, in the state of Florida. Announced on Wednesday, LHC Group’s newest JV agreement marks its third […]

SNF-to-Home Diversion Opportunities Skyrocket for Home Health Providers

The nursing home industry has taken the brunt of the nation’s coronavirus blow, with more than 40% of all U.S. COVID-19 deaths involving skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Those staggering statistics have prompted fewer seniors to receive care in the setting, both for voluntary reasons and because many SNFs stopped accepting new patients and started discharging […]