Gentiva Settles FCA Claims Against Kindred at Home

Gentiva has agreed to pay $19.4 million to resolve False Claims Act complaints that predate the company’s acquisition of Kindred at Home. The U.S. Justice Department alleges that Kindred at Home and related entities knowingly submitted false claims and retained overpayments for hospice services provided to patients who were ineligible. The federal government and the […]

Gentiva Engineers Unique Palliative Care Payment System Via AIM Program

Gentiva Health Services has committed to expanding its recently established Advanced Illness Management (AIM) palliative care model in 2024, including its unique approach to reimbursement. The company has its roots in the former Kindred at Home. Once among the nation’s largest home health and hospice providers, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) acquired the company in 2021. […]

How PE Firms Are Adjusting Hospice Exit Strategies in a Shifting Market

Private equity firms typically turn around and sell an asset within three to five years post-acquisition. However, some may slow that cycle down in today’s economic environment. The presence of private equity firms in the hospice arena has expanded exponentially during the past several years. But this year, deal volume slowed across the board. While […]

Betterleave to Expand to 12 States Following $2.4M Funding Round

The bereavement care tech company Betterleave has secured $2.4 million in a funding round led by Chingona Ventures. Austin-based Betterleave Bereavement launched as a venture capital-backed startup in March 2022. The company’s bereavement care platform is designed as a benefit that companies can offer their employees who have lost a loved one, a pregnancy or […]

New Directors at Iowa River, Home Health of the Ozarks; C-Suite Shifts at Elara Caring, VIA Health

Home Health of the Ozarks and Hospice of Care Names New Director Missouri-based Texas County Memorial Hospital (TCMH) has appointed Cheryl Maley, registered nurse, as new director of Home Health of the Ozarks and Hospice of Care. Maley joined the hospital system’s home health department in 2012 as a certified nurse assistant, later becoming a […]

Humana’s CenterWell ‘Confident’ in Mitigating Reimbursement, Revenue Headwinds

Reduced care costs and improved health outcomes are the two key growth levers in a frothy reimbursement and revenue climate for Humana’s (NYSE: HUM) health care business, CenterWell. A focus on reducing total cost of care while improving health outcomes is a common thread among payers and providers alike in both spaces, Humana CFO Susan […]

The Most Significant Hospice Deals So Far in 2023

Thus far in 2023, hospice merger and acquisition activity has deviated from prior years. This year is distinctive because of factors such as valuations, asset sizes and the mix of buyers. A number of trends have shifted. The last five years saw record-breaking multiples in the hospice space and private equity-backed platform deals were among […]

Enhabit Begins Mulling Strategic Alternatives, Possible Sale

Enhabit Inc. (NYSE: EHAB) has confirmed that it will begin considering “strategic alternatives” that could include a potential sale or merger. The Dallas-based home health and hospice provider announced today that it had satisfied the conditions of its Tax Matters Agreement (TMA) with its former parent company Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC). Enhabit emerged from the […]

Gentiva Expands with Mississippi De Novo

On the heels of its $710 million acquisition of Heartland Hospice, Gentiva has opened a do novo in Mississippi. The new location will serve 10 Mississippi counties, adding to the company’s more than 430 locations across 38 states. “It is amazing and today it is groundbreaking to come out here in the community,” the location’s […]