Encompass Health’s 2020 M&A Strategy Leans Towards Hospice

Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) will be targeting large acquisitions in the home health and hospice space during 2020 with an emphasis on hospice, due to disruption in the home health sector resulting from the Patient Driving Groupings Model (PDGM).  Effective Jan. 1, 2020 Medicare began reimbursing home health care providers through PDGM, which classifies patients […]

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 […]

Hospice M&A Market Goes Strong in Third Quarter

The hospice space saw at least 10 hospice merger & acquisition transactions during the third quarter, a slight dip from the second quarter in which 14 transactions took place. Despite this decline, the hospice M&A market continues to go strong. The hospice merger and acquisitions market has been thriving in recent years, with several top […]

Acquisitions Boost Encompass’ Hospice Revenue Nearly 69%

Encompass Health Corp.’s (NYSE: EHC) hospice component grew net operating revenues nearly 69 percent between the first quarter of 2018 and Q1 2019, propelled by acquisitions and a rise in same-store admissions. Revenue for Encompass’ hospice business—included in its Encompass Health-Home Health & Hospice segment—rose to $34.4 million in Q1 2019, up from $20.4 million […]

Encompass Health Agrees to Purchase Alacare for $217.5 Million

Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase all of the assets of privately owned Alacare Home Health & Hospice for $217.5 million. With this acquisition, Encompass Health will become the 10th largest U.S. hospice provider, based on Medicare reimbursements. EBITDA multiples were not disclosed. Birmingham, Ala.-based Alacare operates 23 […]