Amedisys, Charter Keep Home Health M&A Train Rolling

The home health dealmaking train keeps on rolling, with the latest transactions coming from Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and Charter Health Care Group, a private equity-backed post-acute care provider. On Wednesday, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire the regulatory assets of a home health provider operating in Randolph […]

Brookdale’s Home Health Business May Look ‘Drastically Different’ Under HCA Healthcare

In late February, HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA) announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Brookdale Senior Living’s (NYSE: BKD) home health and hospice business. A for-profit operator of health care facilities like HCA wanting to ride home health tailwinds isn’t surprising. But HCA is a completely new — […]

Why the $400M HCA Deal Is a ‘Win-Win Transaction’ for Brookdale

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) revealed Wednesday that it’s selling an 80% stake in its health care services business to HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA) for $400 million. At first glance, the transaction could be interpreted as a savvy move that enables Brookdale to cash in on its sizable home health, hospice and outpatient therapy […]

Home Health Transaction Numbers Continue to Climb

Last fall, the home health M&A winds started to shift, with some industry insiders even predicting a record number of transactions to soon follow. New data suggests that point has arrived. Most had gone into 2020 believing that the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) would jump start a period of “historic” M&A activity, but that ultimately […]

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 […]

Home Health, Hospice Multiples Hit Record High Amid COVID-19 Emergency

Despite the economic turmoil of the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, home health and hospice multiples hit record-breaking numbers in the first half of 2020.  Specifically, multiples reached 29 times in the early part of this year, beating their previous high of 26 times in 2019, according to a recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Health Research Institute. […]

Interest in Standalone Home Health Agencies Appears to Be Waning

Increasingly, home health providers have worked to expand their service offerings to care for patients on a more longitudinal basis. Mergers-and-acquisitions activity in the second quarter of 2020 reflected that trend. Specifically, Q2 saw a number of deals that consisted of home health care and hospice pairings, according to the latest monthly M&A report from […]