Growing Influence of Payers in Home Care


Another in-person event came and went this week, as Home Health Care News hosted its annual Capital + Strategy event in Arlington, Virginia.

And as executives, analysts, private equity representatives and others gathered to discuss the state of home care, news broke that UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is acquiring LHC Group Inc. ( Nasdaq: LHCG) and combines the provider with Optum.

The deal added an interesting wrinkle to the event while providing a backdrop for the rest of the day’s discussions.

But there was also a lot more to discuss. Dr. Meena Seshamani, deputy administrator of the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and director of the Center for Medicare, kicked off the day by detailing how the government views home health care.

Then, executives from some of the nation’s largest home care agencies spoke, and we heard what they were thinking.

Then we learned what big companies like Walgreens and VillageMD think about home care and why they’re leaning more into the space.

Finally, we understood why – and how – startups are entering the space.

I dive into some of those learnings in this week’s exclusive HHCN+ update. Stay tuned for more news and more Capital+Strategy event coverage in the weeks ahead.

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