Maxim Healthcare Services Off the Hook in Overtime Case

Home health aides in Colorado who work in private residences are not entitled to overtime pay under state law, a U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday. The ruling comes from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which was reviewing a legal against against Maxim Healthcare Services Inc., a privately held medical staffing company based in […]

Aveanna Healthcare’s $1.2B Acquisition of Maxim Collapses Under Weight of FTC Investigation

Atlanta-based Aveanna Healthcare’s agreement to acquire the home health care division of Maxim Healthcare Services — for a reported $1.25 billion — is officially off the table. The deal’s demise comes in the conclusion of a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation. The FTC is the regulatory body tasked with ensuring competition throughout U.S. markets and […]

Workforce, Reimbursement Challenges Creating Shortage of Pediatric Home Health Providers

Despite soaring demand, a dire lack of qualified caregivers and a complex patchwork of state-by-state payment mechanisms are contributing to a severe shortage of pediatric home health agencies operating in the U.S. market. Providers typically focused on older adults may be positioned to tap into the pediatric opportunity, experts say, but only if they’re prepared […]

Workforce, Financial Challenges Prompt Hospitals to Outsource Home Health Care

As more types of care move into residential settings, an increasing number of hospitals and health systems are turning to outside home health agencies to either replace, reinforce or manage their own operations. Workforce challenges and financial struggles are often the catalysts behind their decisions to outsource home health offerings, M&A experts say. “It’s a […]

Home Health Partnership Cuts Re-Hospitalizations in Half, Reduces Spending by 35%

Partnering with a home health provider to tackle social determinants of health has helped a Maryland hospital cut readmissions for its high-risk patients in half, while also reducing hospital spending for the same population by 35%. Curbing re-hospitalizations has become a main focus for home health providers and hospitals alike as the U.S. health care […]

Aveanna to Acquire Home Health Business, Amedisys Continues Hospice Push

Aveanna Healthcare to acquire Maxim’s home health care division Atlanta-based Aveanna Healthcare has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the home health care division of Maxim Healthcare Services. Financial terms of the transaction — expected to close in the second quarter of 2019 — were not disclosed. Privately-owned Aveanna Healthcare is made up of […]

Movers & Shakers: Maxim Names New Clinical Exec

Maxim Healthcare Services Appoints New Clinical Leader Columbia, Maryland-based Maxim Healthcare Services has appointed Kellie Lanier as senior vice president of clinical operations. Maxim is a provider of home health care, personal care, behavioral care, staffing, and population health and wellness services and was founded in 1988. It operates more than 260 offices around the […]

Fraud Watch: Miami, Detroit Sentencing and Conviction

Two Miami Home Health Agency Owners Sentenced in Separate Fraud Schemes The owner of two Miami home health care agencies, now defunct, has been sentenced to 80 months in prison for her role in a $74 million conspiracy to defraud the Medicare program, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced in late November. Sila Luis, 59—who pleaded […]

Business Briefs: HealthSouth, Amedisys

HealthSouth Increases Credit Revolver HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) has amended the credit agreement governing its senior secured credit facility, increasing its revolver to $700 million from $600 million. HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest post-acute care providers, offering both facility- and home-based services in 36 states and Puerto Rico through inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home […]

Maxim Partners with Johns Hopkins for Training Program

Maxim Healthcare Services is offering its nurses a new online training program through a partnership with Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Columbia, Maryland-based Maxim provides home health care, health care staffing, behavioral care and population health and wellness services. The company operates more than 260 offices around the U.S., 183 of which are focused on in-home […]