Mission Healthcare Appoints Next CEO, Home Health President; Right at Home Names New COO

Two executive leaders join Mission Healthcare After the news that Paul VerHoeve would be stepping down as CEO, Mission Healthcare has named Phil Spencer as his replacement. Backed by The Vistria Group, San Diego-based Mission Healthcare is a large, regional provider of home health, hospice and palliative care services in seven states. Before joining Mission […]

Mission Healthcare CEO Paul VerHoeve Steps Down

Paul VerHoeve is stepping down as the CEO of Mission Healthcare. VerHoeve made the announcement on his LinkedIn page on June 4. “After almost five years leading Mission Healthcare, I am stepping down as the CEO of the company,” VerHoeve wrote. “I am excited to watch the company continue to grow and live out its […]

Mission Buys Healthy Living Network, Effectively Doubling Its Overall Business

Mission Healthcare announced Wednesday that it has acquired Healthy Living Network, a multi-state home health provider founded over a decade ago. The deal is the largest acquisition in the San Diego-based Mission’s history, CEO Paul VerHoeve told Home Health Care news. Additionally, by joining forces with Healthy Living Network, Mission effectively doubles its overall business […]

How a Capital Gains Tax Hike Could Affect the Home-Based Care M&A Market

The M&A market is heating up again now that uncertainty tied to the COVID-19 crisis is waning. Another factor that could increase transactions and shift the market, though, has nothing to do with home-based care. Instead, it’s President Joe Biden’s proposed increase to the capital gains tax. Broadly, a capital gains tax is applied to […]

Mission Healthcare Purchases Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Home Health Segment

Mission Healthcare has acquired Loma Linda University Medical Center Home Health in Southern California. Loma Linda University Medical Center Home Health is a part of Loma Linda University Health, which includes eight professional schools, six hospitals and a network of more than 900 faculty physicians. Meanwhile, San Diego, California-based Mission Healthcare is one of the […]

Mission Healthcare Plans Palliative Care Rollout, Multi-State Expansion

Mission Healthcare — one of the largest regional home health, hospice and palliative care providers in Southern California — is on the move. Earlier this month, the San Diego-based company completed its acquisition of Alliance Home Health & Hospice Care, a Medicare-certified home health and hospice organization in Pleasanton. The acquisition is Mission’s first outside […]

Therapy’s Future Under Patient-Driven Groupings Model Unclear Due to COVID-19 Chaos

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) was described as home health care’s “boogeyman” before it was implemented. One of the chief concerns, especially for therapists, was that therapy utilization would significantly decrease in 2020 — and beyond — because of what PDGM incentivizes.  But preliminary data suggests that therapy did not decrease overall in 2020. It’s […]

Home Health Executive Forecast for 2021: Reserving a Seat at the Big Kids’ Table

Going into 2020, many home health executives predicted that the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) would kick off a wave of consolidation and agency closures. Others believed the phase out of Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAPs) would have a similar effect. For the most part, that didn’t happen. The COVID-19 pandemic — and all the policy […]