Home Health, Personal Care Reimbursement Guiding Addus’ M&A Strategy

As Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ: ADUS) sinks teeth into acquisitions, the company will be taking smaller bites when it comes to hospice deals. Addus has indicated for roughly the last year that it will orient its M&A strategy towards its home health and personal care services, with hospice becoming less of a priority. But this […]

Addus Sees Hospice Improvements, Plans to Rebalance Home Health-Personal Care M&A Activity

Addus HomeCare Corporation’s (NASDAQ: ADUS) hospice segment is seeing slow but steady improvement as pandemic headwinds ease. Meanwhile, the company’s near-term acquisition sights are set more on home health than in personal care amid potential payment shifts. Like many hospice providers, Addus has faced COVID-19 challenges that include reduced patient volumes and shorter length of […]

Hospice News’ Top 10 Stories of 2022

In 2022, the hospice community laid the groundwork for a transformational 2023. This year saw industry-changing acquisitions, some of the worst labor headwinds to date, the return of sequestration and a sometimes volatile national economy. During late 2021 and 2022, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed new approaches for enforcing hospice […]

5 Game-Changing Hospice Deals from 2022

Though hospice deal volume dipped in 2022 compared to previous years, five particular transactions could paint a larger picture of where investors see value in the space. These interesting, unusual or groundbreaking deals could signal what’s to come in 2023 and help shape the hospice market’s long-term future. Optum to pick up LHC Group Though […]

As Headwinds Rage, Large Hospice Companies Lay Groundwork for Potential 2023 Growth

Labor shortages and other headwinds have battered hospices during 2022, including large companies. Some of these providers are making near-term investments that cut into revenue but are expected to pay off in the long run. Providers are seeing troubles on multiple fronts, as reflected in third quarter earnings reports. This year brought the return of […]

Hospices Leverage Tech To Combat Staffing Woes

Hospices are beginning to leverage technologies used to identify eligible patients in need to recruit and retain staff amid ongoing workforce shortages. Systems like artificial intelligence (AI), predictive analytics, and machine learning have helped providers identify eligible patients sooner in their disease process. Hospices are now applying those tools to help relieve industry-wide labor pressures. […]

How the 2023 Home Health Rule Could Change the Game in Hospice M&A

The pendulum of investor interest has swung hard into the hospice market in recent years, but shifts in reimbursement could steer buyers towards home health. Uncertainty earlier this year around Medicare’s proposed 2023 home health payment rates led some stakeholders to expect a swerve towards hospice. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) […]

Addus Orients M&A Strategy Away From Hospice, Towards Home Health, Personal Care

Addus HomeCare Corporation’s (NASDAQ: ADUS) is shifting its M&A strategy away from hospice deals to focus on its home health and personal care businesses. Texas-based Addus provides personal, home health and hospice care across 207 locations in 22 states, reaching roughly 46,500 patients annually. Though hospice will still be an important part of the company’s […]

Addus Acquires Apple Home Healthcare

Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ: ADUS) has acquired Chicago-based Apple Home Healthcare, Ltd., for an undisclosed sum. Texas-based Addus has more than 200 locations across 22 states, including Illinois. The state is one of three in which Addus offers its trifecta of business lines — personal care, home health and hospice. The company’s growth sights have […]

HAP Foundation Launches to Research and Advance Hospice, Palliative Care

The HAP Foundation has officially begun operations. The foundation is an independent, nonprofit hospice and palliative care research and advocacy organization. The foundation aims to identify and address gaps in the health care continuum to help improve the quality of life for the seriously and terminally ill. It will serve as a hospice and palliative […]