Home Health Care News January 14, 2021
Andrew Donlan

Home health mergers and acquisitions got off to a slow start in 2020, then picked up considerably by year’s end. Home health insiders are now predicting a big year for M&A activity in 2021, especially after COVID-19 relief vanishes and economic realities become clearer.

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will likewise play a part in the M&A landscape, as will other payment-related changes.

But another major factor will be Certificate of Need (CON) laws in some states and regions. Whether buyers want to enter into those precious territories — and whether prospective sellers are willing to give up their valuable position — will be an intriguing storyline in coming years for home health dealmaking.

A CON program is a state...

Topics: Mergers & Acquisitions / JV, Post-Acute Care, Provider, Trends
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