Given Reimbursement Challenges In Home Health Care, Investors Are Beginning To Look Elsewhere

Amid reimbursement uncertainty in Medicare-certified home health, investors are slowly shifting focus to other home-based care types. This shift, while not a radical departure, is something stakeholders are keeping an eye on heading into 2024. “I think we’re already seeing a little bit of that,” Rebecca Springer, lead health care analyst at PitchBook, told Home […]

Home Health Ownership Transparency May Help Buyers Identify Targets More Easily, But Questions About Accuracy Remain

Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that — for the first time ever — it was releasing ownership data for all Medicare-certified home health and hospice agencies. This move makes it possible for anyone to review information on the ownership of agencies participating in the Medicare program. This includes […]

How Staffing Shortages Are Affecting PE Dealmaking In Home Health Care

The home health care workforce shortage is restricting PE dealmaking, experts suggest. That’s especially been the case over the last year and a half, as micro and macro economic headwinds have also affected both agencies and PE firms. “When you think about it, it takes the margin on a business that was already feeling some […]

How A Valuation Gap Between Buyers, Sellers In Home-Based Care Is Affecting M&A

Rising staffing costs and unfavorable reimbursement dynamics in the home-based care space have created a seller-buyer pricing misalignment that has had ill effects on mergers and acquisitions. After a record-breaking 2021 for M&A in home-based care, the space has seen a sharp decline in deal activity. Although many experts are mostly optimistic about the long-term […]

The Home Health Proposed Rule’s Impact on M&A Activity

With the uncertainty surrounding the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new proposed payment rule, buyers and sellers in the home health industry will be proceeding with caution. Home health insiders told Home Health Care News that while the proposed rule is sure to create some pause in overall activity, it shouldn’t be […]

Why Home-Based Care Dealmaking Was Historically Down in Q1

Following a record-breaking year for home care, home health and hospice M&A, deal volume took a dive in the first quarter of 2022. In fact, it was record-breaking on the opposite side of the spectrum. Despite the low figures, M&A experts are still optimistic that the number of deals will rebound. A total of 26 […]

Help at Home Reportedly Planning to Go Public by Year’s End

Help at Home — a provider of home- and community-based services (HCBS) — is considering going public. The Chicago-based company has even selected banks to help it prepare for an IPO later this year, Bloomberg News reported. More providers are considering public exits thanks to an increasing demand for home-based care, promising outlooks for public […]