Kusserow: Amedisys Turned COVID-19 ‘Headwinds to Tailwinds’

Like many health care providers, Baton Rouge, La.-based Amedisys Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) did not come out of 2020 unscathed by the coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, the company’s hospice segment grew during the outbreak and is anticipated to continue expanding, largely through acquisitions. Amedisys is benefitting from demographic tailwinds of the aging population and rising utilization that […]

Top 10 Largest Hospice Providers of 2020

Despite facing forceful pandemic-related headwinds from COVID-19, mergers and acquisitions and organic growth are fueling market share growth among the organizations listed in the LexisNexis 2020 Top Hospice Providers report. VITAS Healthcare, a subsidiary of Chemed Corp. (NYSE: CHE), led the charge as the largest hospice provider in the United States last year, with 4.42% […]

Rising Demand, Value-Based Payment Reshaping Hospice Landscape

While a growing demand for end-of-life care has been a major force pushing hospice to the forefront of the health care mergers and acquisitions marketplace, evolving payment models and COVID-19 headwinds have been hurdles to building up investor interest in 2020. Despite the unknowns ahead, hospice market is expected to burgeon. Among the various sectors […]