Amedisys Sees Revenue Growth with Optum Deal in the Wings

In case you missed it, Hospice News has launched a new specialty publication for palliative care professionals. You can subscribe to Palliative Care News here: Subscribe today! With its acquisition by Optum pending, Amedisys (NASDAQ: AMED) is seeing quarterly and yearly gains. Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UHN), in June 2023 penned its […]

SCAN Group, CareOregon Put the Brakes on Planned Merger

The Medicare Advantage organizations SCAN Group and CareOregon will not complete their plans to merge amid questions from state regulatory agencies. The two nonprofits announced their intent to combine last year and form a new entity that would have been known as the HealthRight Group, which would encompass SCAN’s Medicare portfolio with CareOregon’s predominantly Medicaid […]

IntellaTriage Acquires NurseLine

IntellaTriage has acquired NurseLine, a national provider of hospice and home health triage services. Financial terms were undisclosed. Established in 2008, IntellaTriage provides after-hours nurse triage services for a range of health care providers, including hospice and home health providers, hospitals, physician groups, health plans and specialty practices. Combining their platform with NurseLine’s will strengthen […]

Hospice of North Central Ohio to Affiliate with Hospice of Western Reserve

The Hospice of North Central Ohio (HNCO) will affiliate with Hospice of Western Reserve, also located in the Buckeye state. Financial terms were undisclosed. The HNCO board of directors signed a letter of intent to enter into a Management Services Agreement with Western Reserve for 90 days. In the interim, a diligence process will be […]

Centrica Care Navigators Affiliates with NorthStar Care Community

Michigan-based Centrica Care Navigators has affiliated with the NorthStar Care Community, which also operates Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice. Financial terms were undisclosed. Post-transaction, the combined nonprofit organization will care for more than 1,800 hospice patients across 60 Michigan counties, as well as nearly 900 palliative care patients, making it one of the largest […]

SSM Health Acquires Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis

The Missouri-based health system SSM Health has acquired the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis (VNA). Financial terms are confidential. VNA provides a range of home-based services, including hospice care, Advanced Illness Management (AIM), community-based palliative care, private duty care, Visit-A-Bit, vaccination, wellness and music appreciation programs. The organization will now become part of […]

VitalCaring Primed for Hospice Expansion in 2024

The Texas-based home health and hospice company VitalCaring Group was built largely through acquisitions. It expects to step up that strategy in 2024, with an emphasis on hospice. VitalCaring was formed in July 2021, when the private equity firms The Vistria Group and Nautic Partners began acquiring home health and hospice agencies throughout the South […]

StateServe’s Delta Care Rx Acquisition Fueled by Hospice Cost Saving Potential

Durable medical equipment (DME) provider StateServ has acquired Delta Care Rx, a national hospice pharmaceutical benefits manager (PBM). Financial terms of the transaction were undisclosed. The acquisition is a move aimed at leveraging technology to improve quality, care delivery and operational efficiencies among hospice, palliative and post-acute care providers, according to Drew Mihalyo, founder, president […]

Hospice Provider BrightSpring Begins Trading on NASDAQ

BrightSpring Health Services, Inc. has begun trading on the NASDAQ under the stock symbol BTSG. BrightSpring is a home- and community-based health care services platform that serves more than 400,000 patients daily. The company indicated its intent to go public in a Jan. 3 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, expecting a $1 […]

Legacy Care Partners Acquires Superior Home Health, Hospice

Wisconsin-headquartered Legacy Care Partners Inc. has acquired Superior Home Health and Superior Hospice of Texas. Financial terms were undisclosed. Combined, Superior’s home health and hospice businesses operate seven locations that serve 50 Texas counties and more than 500 cities. The transaction expands Legacy’s existing footprint in Texas. The company also provides care in Florida, Michigan […]