Aetna’s President of Medicare: MA Plans Go All-In on Aging in Place with New 2024 Benefits, Palliative Care, Hospice VBID

Aetna, a subsidiary of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is leveraging a series of new benefits that, coupled with existing palliative care programs and ongoing hospice payment demonstrations, promise to keep patients in their homes and out of facilities. The new benefits are heavily focused on making medications affordable and addressing social determinants of health. Beneficiaries […]

Hospice M&A ‘Historically Strong’ Despite Recent Cool Down

Though investors and strategic buyers didn’t wade quite as deep into the hospice market in 2022 compared to years prior, the tide may be rising for M&A during 2023. Though hospice M&A activity fluctuated last year, volume is expected to rebound, but probably with larger numbers of smaller deals. Swelling demand for hospice and home […]

Smaller Deals Likely to Reign in 2023 Hospice M&A

Though buyers remain hungry for hospice acquisitions, smaller deals will likely be the most prevalent during 2023. Acquisition patterns established in 2021 and 2022 are shaping the M&A outlook for the current year. The number of hospice and home health deals fell by nearly a third last year, though a few “megadeals” have driven up […]

Publicly Traded Hospice Execs See Signs of Improvement in Labor Market

Some hospice company leaders have signaled the labor market may be showing signs of stabilization. Executives from 13 publicly traded home-based care companies participated last week in Jeffries Financial Group’s annual Nashville Healthcare Services Burr Tour, including contingents from Addus (NASDAQ: ADUS), Amedisys (NASDAQ: AMED), CVS Health (NASDAQ: CVS), Signify Health (NASDAQ: SGNY), and Enhabit […]

CVS Health to Acquire Signify Health in $8 Billion Deal

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) has agreed to purchase Signify Health (NYSE: SGFY) for a total transaction value of $8 billion. Signify is a value-based care enablement company that concentrates on care in the home, including home health and palliative care. CVS indicated that the transaction will lay the foundation for further expansion in home-based health […]

Moving Health Home Engages Hospice, Palliative Care Providers

Moving Health Home is getting involved in hospice, having expanded to include providers Compassus, Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) and the community-based support company Contessa Health. Moving Health Home is a coalition of health care organizations that advocate for the expansion of home-based care. Moving Health Home was established in March by founding members […]