LHC Group Acquires Hospices in Arizona, Idaho

Hospice and home health care provider LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG) and its joint venture partner Lifepoint Health has agreed acquired two hospices — Casa de la Paz Hospice in Sierra Vista, Arizona; and St. Joseph Family Hospice in Lewiston, Idaho — in separate transactions for undisclosed amounts. The companies expect to close the transactions on […]

Pennant Group Hits Home Run with Q3 M&A, Hospice Census Growth

Acquisitions and a nearly 30% rise in hospice patient census gave a substantial boost to third quarter earnings at the Pennant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNTG). Pennant emerged earlier this year as a hospice, home health and senior living spin-off from The Ensign Group (NASDAQ: ENSG). As part of the spin off, Ensign’s stockholders were given […]

Hospice Drives Brookdale’s Health Care Segment Growth

Hospice business is the engine behind Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) health care services segment revenues in the third quarter. The segment’s earnings rose 3% in Q3 despite a 1% dip in home health revenue due to high salesforce turnover and customer service issues.  The company has worked to expand its hospice operations this year, […]

Rising Admissions Fuels Growth at VITAS Healthcare

VITAS Healthcare has seen substantial growth in same-store admissions during the third quarter of the year, boosting its revenues, according to financial results posted by the hospice provider’s parent company, Chemed Corp. (NYSE: CHE). VITAS admissions rose 4.4% from Q3 2018’s numbers to 17,131 patients. This is slightly stronger than the company’s second-quarter 2019 admissions […]

Acquisitions Spur Amedisys’ Hospice Growth

Amedisys Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is continuing to use acquisitions to build up its hospice footprint as the company braces for disruption to its home health care business stemming from the forthcoming transition to the patient driven groupings model (PDGM).  In the third quarter of 2019 Amedisys hospice segment revenue rose to $162 million, a 57% […]

Alacare Purchase Pays Off for Encompass Health

Encompass Health Corp.’s (NYSE: EHC) recently closed acquisition of Alacare Home Health & Hospice for $217.5 million spurred significant revenue growth in the third quarter. The company’s hospice segment earnings rose 53.7% between Q3 2019 and Q3 2018. A nearly 6% rise in same-store admissions also boosted Encompass Health’s third quarter performance. The company’s average […]

Hospices to Focus on Reducing Hospitalizations Under Value-Based Models

Ensuring that patients avoid unnecessary hospitalizations will be a key value proposition for hospice and palliative care providers, particularly when working within value-based payment models such as the forthcoming Medicare Advantage hospice carve-in in 2021 and the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ new Primary Cares Initiative, set to begin in 2020. These emerging […]

Revelstoke Invests in Hospice Provider The Care Team

Denver-based private equity firm Revelstoke Capital Partners has made a significant investment in Michigan-based hospice company The Care Team, a large provider in the Great Lakes region. The two companies would not divulge the investment dollar amount, but the move contributes to a growing trend of private equity interest in the hospice space. Revelstoke indicated […]

Missouri Home Hospice, Private Equity Firm Acquire Transitions Hospice

Missouri Home Hospice, LLC, a firm with portfolio companies throughout the post-acute care space, and MHS Equities, LLC have acquired Missouri-based Transitions Hospice, marking the third 2019 acquisition for Missouri Home Hospice. In June, the company in a single transaction purchased three Nurses and Company assets, providing private services, home health care and hospice in […]

AngMar Medical Holdings Enters Hospice Market Via Acquisition

Mansfield, Texas-based home health provider AngMar Medical Holdings Inc., has entered the hospice space with the acquisition of its first agency, located in Wichita, Kan. The location will operate under AngMar’s new brand, Angels Care Hospice. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.  The name of the acquired hospice in Wichita is confidential per […]