Home Health Care News January 14, 2021
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...