BrightSpring Merges with KKR’s PharMerica

BrightSpring Health Services and PharMerica are merging to create a national home care business with its own pharmacy services provider under KKR & Co. (NYSE: KKR). Both companies are based in Louisville, Kentucky and will continue to operate from there. Financial terms were not disclosed. BrightSpring, formerly known as ResCare, was a portfolio company of […]

DaVita Dumps Its Doc Group for $4.9 Billion

Kidney care specialist DaVita (NYSE: DVA) made good on its statement that it was exploring strategic alternatives for its DaVita Medical Group (DMG). It found a buyer in UnitedHealth Group’s (NYSE: UNH) Optum, which agreed to pay $4.9 billion for DMG, the highest publicly announced price it has paid for a physician group.

Home Health and Hospice Sector Hit by Headwinds

The Home Health & Hospice sector has experienced a few headwinds in 2017. Besides the ongoing labor shortage, reimbursement levels would be severely impacted by the passage of the Senate Republicans’ Better Care Reconciliation Act, which curtails federal spending on Medicaid beginning in 2020.