Home Health Buyers, Sellers Headed Toward Frenzied Finish to M&A in 2020

Charter Health Care Group — a PE-backed post-acute care platform company with multiple locations across five states — announced Tuesday the acquisitions of both Vitality Home Healthcare and Heartwood Home Health & Hospice. The news comes less than two weeks after Bridges Health Services similarly announced a series of transactions at the start of October. […]

Voices: Ben Bogan, Partner, Stoneridge Partners

This article is sponsored by health care mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm Stoneridge Partners. In this Voices interview, Home Health Care News sits down with partner Ben Bogan and learns how the health care M&A market has shifted since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, why some buyers have remained aggressive throughout the pandemic […]

COVID-19, PDGM to Drive Home Health Deal Activity Up While Pushing Valuations Down

The COVID-19 emergency has slowed mergers-and-acquisitions activity in the home-based care space, largely due to travel restrictions, general sector uncertainty and the shifting priorities of top leadership. However, interest in home-based care deals remains robust and valuations remain high. In fact, M&A experts expect deal activity to pick up dramatically come fall 2020 and beyond. […]

Home Health, Home Care M&A Activity Is Business As Usual — For Now

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, concern has started to bubble up to the surface over a potential disruption to in-home care M&A activity. For now, experts say it’s business as usual. But coronavirus could have some negative impact in the long-run. In fact, on Tuesday, S&P Global economists predicted a global recession for 2020, forecasting […]

Voices: Tom Lillis, Associate Partner, Stoneridge Partners

This article is sponsored by Stoneridge Partners. In this Voices interview, Home Health Care News sits down with Tom Lillis, associate partner at Stoneridge Partners and leader of the new Stoneridge Strategic Consulting Group. Tom tells us what impact he expects the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) to have on the industry in 2020 and why […]

As Advisory Firms Prepare for 2020 Boom, Stoneridge Launches New Consulting Group

In order to help health care organizations navigate post-acute care industry headwinds in 2020, M&A advisory firm Stoneridge Partners has launched the Stoneridge Strategic Consulting Group. The newly launched department will fall under the leadership of industry thought-leader Tom Lillis. The Stoneridge Strategic Consulting Group will provide consultation for health care organizations seeking to combat […]

The Top 10 Largest Home Health Providers in 2019

Regulatory changes and renewed interest from private equity firms has had a major impact on the home health market over the past few years. That impact is easily observed just by looking at the list of largest home health providers in 2019. In order, Kindred at Home, Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and LHC Group Inc. […]

With RAP Phaseout Finalized, Writing Is on the Wall for Small Home Health Agencies

When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final payment rule last week, the agency all but guaranteed a wave of home health industry consolidation in 2020. That guarantee comes despite CMS’s move to nearly halve the 8.01% behavioral adjustment included in the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). But in addition to reducing […]