Why Health System-Home Health Joint Venture Activity Could Heat Up

Rising costs, the return of Medicare sequestration, labor shortages and higher patient acuity levels have all contributed to health systems struggling financially over the past 18 months. Since the start of the year, at least half a dozen hospitals have either closed or announced plans to close. To stay afloat, many others have opted to […]

7 Home Care Companies To Watch In 2023

The home care industry, so far, has had a relatively quiet 2023. Over the past few years, the home care space has been defined by ample private equity investment, aggressive provider roll-ups, exciting Medicare Advantage (MA) developments and innovative cross-continuum partnerships. There has been much less action this year, despite the continued focus on social […]

FFS Home Health Admissions Continue To Fall As Utilization Eclipses Pre-Pandemic Levels

Fee-for-service (FFS) home health admissions are decreasing quicker than FFS enrollment. Meanwhile, Medicare Advantage (MA) admissions are on the rise. That’s according to the 2023 post-acute care industry trends report from Atlanta-based analytics and metrics firm Trella Health. The report takes a closer look at a number of topics, including MA enrollment, home health admissions […]

6 Home Health Providers To Watch In 2023

Whether it’s because of their proven leadership teams looking to shake up the market or their roles in a jaw-dropping transaction, there are several home health providers that stand out among their peers in 2023. And the moves that these companies – new players and established powerhouses alike – make over the next 6-12 months […]

The Underlying Trends That Matter Most For The Home Health Industry In 2023

While they may seem like outliers from the perspective of most providers in the country, publicly traded home health companies are often a great indicator of where the industry is – and where it’s going. Whether they’re investing in new service lines or diversifying their revenue streams, the big providers on the block continue to […]

‘It’s Kind Of The Perfect Space’: Private Equity Firms Still See Massive Upside In Home Health Care

Inflation reaching multi-decade highs, uncertainty in the banking world and credit markets drying up dampened private equity health care M&A activity in 2022, especially in the second half. Many anticipate that investment slowdown to continue into 2023, but there’s a good chance the home health industry will buck that trend. Multiple PE firms, such as […]

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 […]

The Two Factors Impacting Home Health M&A In 2023

Two factors are having a substantial impact on home health care M&A right now — one affecting the seller and one affecting the buyer. Each is largely out of home health providers’ hands. The first is interest rates and general market conditions, and the other is the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) […]

Top Home Care Trends For 2023

While the home health sector deals with rate cuts, the home care industry is fighting its own monetary battle: the rising cost of services. That’s just one dynamic that could change the way home care agencies do business in the new year. At the same time, providers are also investing in what they believe to […]