Home Health & Hospice Weekly News Roundup

Our weekly list of news, reports, and information about home health and hospice care. Learn about new studies, trends, CMS regulations and more.


Humana, Amedisys, Homewatch CareGivers Strategize for New Home Health Paradigm


Home health agencies have traditionally staked their claims within the continuum of care as post-acute service providers, serving patients who are discharged from hospitals, often after experiencing traumatic medical events. Advances in predictive modeling, data analytics and overall care delivery — coupled with a chronically ill patient population — are now prompting the home health industry to shift toward a more pre-acute focus.


Has Amedisys (AMED) Outpaced Other Medical Stocks This Year?


Investors interested in Medical stocks should always be looking to find the best-performing companies in the group. Is Amedisys (AMED) one of those stocks right now? By taking a look at the stock's year-to-date performance in comparison to its Medical peers, we might be able to answer that question. Amedisys is one of 756 individual stocks in the Medical sector. Collectively, these companies sit at #7 in the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank gauges the strength of our 16 individual sector groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups.


Global Home Healthcare Services Market 2018 – Amedisys, Almost Family, Kindred Healthcare, Koninklijke Philips, CVS Health


The new report on Global Home Healthcare Services Market includes a brief on these trends that can help the businesses operating in the industry to understand the market and strategize for their business expansion accordingly. The research report analyzes the market size, industry share, growth, key segments, CAGR and key drivers.Let’s go through the report overview which describe Industry Research 2018 to 2022. The Home Healthcare Services Market data and analytics accounted a relatively optimistic growth, the past 4 years, market size is estimated from 275 million $ in 2014 to 326 million $ in 2017. The Home Healthcare Services Market is expected to exceed more than US$ 431 million by 2022 at a CAGR of 5.83% in the given forecast period.


Home Health, Hospice Experiencing Unprecedented M&A Action


Thanks to heightened interest from private equity buyers and companies’ efforts to diversify business operations, 2018 has seen an acceleration in the number and size of home health, hospice and personal care transactions. The hot market should continue going forward, although the new home health payment model and sky-high valuations raise some questions about what types of deals will be completed and who the most active buyers will be.