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 […]

PDGM Changing Home Health M&A Landscape

With a number of upcoming regulatory changes sure to shake up the home health industry — including the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) and a phaseout of Requests for Anticipated Payments (RAPs) — a provider’s future isn’t exactly clear. As a result, questions surrounding how and when to best approach mergers-and-acquisitions […]

Home Health Industry Likely Headed for M&A Rollercoaster

If there’s one thing home health care providers can agree on when it comes to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), it’s that the new model is shrouded in uncertainty. Despite attempting to predict expected reimbursement changes and adapting operations accordingly, agencies won’t know exactly how PDGM will affect them until well after its Jan. 1 […]

In Dynamic Industry, At-Home Care Providers See Scale as a Leg Up

In the dynamic home health, hospice and personal care industries, scale is sometimes a serious leg up, as well as a driving force behind record-setting M&A activity. That’s especially true when it comes to keeping up with potential Medicare Advantage (MA) opportunities, collecting actionable data and experimenting with new business models that solve nationwide problems, […]

Home Health M&A Activity Expected to Climb Following PDGM, Bankruptcies

Cash flow interruptions and operational changes caused by the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) may lead to a spike in the number of home health providers in the U.S. filing for bankruptcy, some experts predict. If the forecast is accurate, that may also mean more initial M&A action as well. “I agree with the premise that […]

Home Health Stocks See Up-and-Down February

Home health stocks saw mixed success in February, according to the latest Home Health Index (HHI) from mergers-and-acquisitions advisory firm Stoneridge Partners. The up-and-down February follows a largely positive January. Updated monthly, the HHI by Stoneridge Partners tracks the market values for Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG). Overall, the HHI […]

Amedisys, LHC Group Stock Up More Than 11% in January

For the most part, home health stocks performed well in January, with Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) both seeing double-digit gains. But while Amedisys and LHC Group saw their stock values climb, Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) saw its stock dip. That’s according to the latest Home Health Index (HHI) […]

Panel Preview: M&A Outlook — Capital + Strategy Forum

Panel Spotlight | M&A Outlook: Expanding The Continuum Through New Services Lines  Join us in the nation’s capital for a day of networking and thought leadership with industry executives in home health, private duty and hospice care.  In this featured panel, you will hear how home health company valuations and deals have seen continued momentum in […]

Home Health Stocks Recover After Down October, Flat September

After a down couple of months mirroring broader economic trends, home health stocks are headed back up. Home health stocks climbed by more than 21% in November compared to the previous month, according to the most recent Home Health Index (HHI) from Stoneridge Partners, a mergers-and-acquisitions firm based in Louisville, Kentucky. The HHI is a […]