ResMed Adds HealthCareFirst to Home Health Solutions

Medical device maker ResMed (NYSE: RMD) is moving deeper into the Home Health & Hospice arena. The company announced its acquisition of HealthCareFirst, which provides software solutions for home health and hospice agencies. HealthCareFirst offers electronic health record (EHR) software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics to help agencies optimize their clinical, financial and […]

Home Health Deals Still Sluggish in Q3:17

The Home Health & Hospice sector has been buffeted by headwinds in 2017. Besides the ongoing labor shortage and federal fraud investigations, the President’s recently signed executive orders affecting cost-sharing reductions for families and individuals earning less than 400% of the federal poverty level could curtail use of home health agencies.

PE Firms Target Behavioral Health, Eating Disorder Programs

Behavioral health care has never been a particularly active sector, but deal volume has increased year-over-year between 2010 and 2016, growing 412% in that time. And there’s a good chance that 2017 will continue this trend. Through August 30, 32 behavioral health care deals have been announced, up 7% compared with the same period last […]

Reporter’s Notebook: PE Healthcare Investor Forum 2016

The first-ever Private Equity Healthcare Investor Forum took place in New York City on April 27, 2016 at the Westin Times Square. We were invited to attend by the sponsor, Private Equity International. The conference was originally planned to span two days, but was cut down to a single, panel-crammed event a few weeks before. Attendance […]