PE Sponsors Of Comfort Keepers, New Day Healthcare Are In Home-Based Care For The Long Haul

While some private equity investors have been sidelined by macro and micro headwinds, there are still plenty of PE firms invested in home-based care that like where they are. On the Medicare-certified home health side, one factor that may have made investors hesitant to enter the space is the challenging payment landscape. Despite this, Kaltroco […]

Former Amedisys CEO Named Chairman Of Careforth Board; Aveanna Announces New Chief Legal Officer And Secretary

Careforth names new chairman of the board Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) veteran Paul Kusserow is serving as Careforth’s chairman of the board. Boston-based Careforth is a family caregiver support platform. The company recently announced that it was able to lower adverse health event occurrences and keep seniors out of costlier settings. Currently, Kusserow also serves […]

CMS To End Hospice MA Carve-In: Insights For Home-Based Care Providers

Grand opening, grand closing. Hospice providers began to work with Medicare Advantage (MA) via the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) demonstration in 2021. At the end of 2024, the “hospice carve-in” model will cease. This will have an impact on home health providers who offer hospice services, obviously. But the failure of hospice’s fit within VBID […]

Projecting The Most Impactful Home-Based Care M&A In Near-Term Future

Over the next 12-18 months, the mergers and acquisitions that do or do not take place in home-based care will tell a story worth listening to about the future of the space. The context has become monotonous to tell at this point: high interest rates are affecting dealmaking across the country; Medicare Advantage (MA) penetration […]

Transactions: Elevance Health To Acquire Paragon Healthcare; New Day Healthcare Buys Compassion Hospice

Elevance Health to acquire infusion provider Paragon Healthcare Elevance Health (NYSE: ELV) announced that it has plans to acquire the infusions services company Paragon Healthcare. The acquisition opens up the opportunity for Elevance members to receive more in-home care. “The acquisition of Paragon Healthcare will deepen our capabilities around providing affordable, convenient access to specialty […]

2024 Executive Forecast: What 6 Top Home Health Leaders Expect Next Year

Staffing shortages, rate cuts and Medicare Advantage penetration will continue to be trends in the home health market in 2024. Those aren’t new. What is new, however, is how providers plan to combat the issues that stem from those trends. Home health leaders are focused on mitigating margin compression, utilizing more technology, leveraging artificial intelligence, […]