Pennant Group Acquires Texas Home Health Agency; Nova Leap Expands Footprint

The Pennant Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PNTG) announced Wednesday that it has acquired CMS Home Health Care, a Texas agency with locations in Brownwood and Coleman. “With sister operations in Abilene, Austin and Dallas, this off-market acquisition is an excellent strategic fit for our burgeoning Texas portfolio of home health and hospice operations,” Pennant Group CEO […]

The Pennant Group CEO: It’s Too Early to Draw Conclusions About PDGM’s Long-Term Impact

So far, the transition to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) has gone smoothly for many home health agencies, with a majority successfully avoiding questionable encounters and achieving staffing efficiencies across their operations. Eagle, Idaho-based The Pennant Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PNTG) has seen positive results on its end, too, especially when it comes to coding accurately […]

After Weeks of Coronavirus Chaos, Home-Based Care Providers Welcome Early Signs of Normalcy

After an immense disruption from the COVID-19 virus led to a dip in patient visits and revenue, home-based care insiders are now reporting budding signs of normalcy. The public health crisis, of course, is far from over. But the initial panic is subsiding, patients are receiving care again and providers are gaining confidence operating in […]

Pay Cuts, Furloughs and PDGM: Pennant Group Weighs in on COVID-19 Disruption

Insight into how the home health industry’s large, publicly traded companies have been impacted by the coronavirus continues to roll in. The Pennant Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PNTG) was considerably affected by COVID-19 in the first quarter of 2020, leadership said during a Thursday conference call. Nonetheless, the Idaho-based company is optimistic about its near-term growth […]

Pennant Group Taking Coronavirus Cues from CMS, SNFs

The home health and hospice segment of The Pennant Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PNTG) has been a shining star ever since the company successfully spun off from The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) about six months ago. But the coronavirus outbreak is now stealing some of the spotlight. Pennant leadership discussed overall company growth and the potential […]

Pennant Group Enters New Joint Venture; Prepared Health Rebrands

The Pennant Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PNTG) announced that a subsidiary of Cornerstone Healthcare Inc. — its home health and hospice portfolio company — has agreed to form a home health joint venture with San Diego-based Scripps Health, a nonprofit health system. The deal is expected to be finalized in the third quarter of 2020. The […]

AlayaCare Acquires Procura; The Pennant Group Lands New Home Health Agency

AlayaCare announced Friday it has acquired Procura, a division of Complia Health and one of AlayaCare’s largest global competitors. Separately, The Pennant Group (Nasdaq: PNTG) also announced an acquisition of its own.  For AlayaCare, the newly announced deal continues the Montreal-based company’s aggressive growth strategy and lays the groundwork for 2020, founder and CEO Adrian […]

Home Health Executive Forecast: 2020 Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

From the monumental Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and the unexpected pre-payment phaseout to the expanding Review Choice Demonstration (RCD), 2019 was a whirlwind year for the home health industry. Those three regulatory hurdles — and other changes — likely set up an even more chaotic year in 2020. Home health industry insiders and top executives […]

Inside Ensign’s New Home Health Spinoff, The Pennant Group

More than 10 years after the concept for The Pennant Group (Nasdaq: PNTG) came to be, The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) spinoff has finally made its way to fruition. The deal was completed on Oct. 1, meaning Ensign’s former home health, hospice and senior living businesses are now part of the new publicly traded company. […]