"Home Health Sector Due Diligence" published in Bloomberg Law, FTI Consulting's Managing Director Maura Conway along with Arent Fox LLP partners Anne Murphy and Rachel Hold-Weiss discuss the unique and complex business and legal aspects of home health care that should be rigorously reviewed by prospective investors and acquirers as part of diligence.
This is an extract from Bloomberg Law, first published in October 2020. The whole publication is available at https://www.bloomberglaw.com/product/blaw/document/X8GLCB10000000
"Home health is a $100 billion industry in the U.S., spanning more than 33,000 provider organizations. Medicare defines home health care as medically necessary, part-time or intermittent, skilled care (nursing, physical therapy, continuing occupational therapy, and speech-language therapy) that is provided under the care of a physician. Clinical care provided in the home is supported by home medical equipment (HME) service companies, which deliver, install, and assess appropriateness of equipment in the home, as well as personal care services which focus on routine daily activities.
The home health and related medical equipment service sector has seen dramatic growth in recent years, due to demographic factors such as the aging population of baby boomers and increasing chronic health conditions among the elderly. This upswing has been amplified by the trend in favor of value-based purchasing, along with consumer preferences for care in the home."
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