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 […]

Coronavirus Pushed Home Health Employment Down 7%, Spending Down 12%

The coronavirus is expected to drive demand for home health care in the long term. But in the short term, it has yielded industry-wide declines in employment and spending.  That’s according to a new data analysis released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) in partnership with the Peterson Center on Healthcare. Specifically, KFF and […]

LHC Group Promotes Proffitt to President; Former CareMore CEO Jain Joins SCAN Group

This week saw a few major leadership shake-ups that in-home care professionals should keep their eyes on. First, Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) announced Thursday that former CFO Joshua Proffitt is being promoted to president. Robert Williams — an executive joining LHC Group from the senior primary care space — will take over […]

Home Health Providers Near Turning Point in ACO Relationships

Home-based care providers are finally getting the attention they deserve for doing what they do best: safely caring for seniors in their homes while cutting health care costs in the process.   COVID-19 has elevated home-based care’s impact to the national stage, with skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and hospitals leaning on providers to care for more […]

Predicting COVID-19’s Long-Term Impact on the Home Health Care Market

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and its unintended ripple effects were supposed to be the dominant story this year for the nation’s 12,000 or so Medicare-certified home health care providers. But the coronavirus has rewritten the script for 2020, throwing most of the industry’s previous projections out the window. While PDGM — implemented on Jan. […]

LHC Group Doubles Down on SLCC Partnership, Invests $2.5 Million in Home Health Lab

LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has teamed up with South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) to form a home health education program — an extension of a previous partnership with the institution. SLCC is a community college that serves more than 15,000 students annually and operates campuses in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Houma, Lafayette, Morgan City, New […]