FutureFocus May 2, 2018: Multi-Mega Deals Change Post-Acute Future

Lisa Remington

In this week’s FutureFocus, we discuss the announcement of the recent mega-mergers reshaping the future of post-acute services. The transactions position Humana to become the largest hospice provider, and ProMedica Health System as the second largest post-acute and long-term care provider. In our Washington Report, CMS's Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is changing its direction. We share their 8 new focus areas.

Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group

Humana, along with private equity firms TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, announced an acquisition of hospice provider Curo for $1.4 billion. The same companies announced in December the acquisition of Kindred Healthcare in a $4.1 billion deal. The two separate deals, pending regulatory closure, would effectively make Humana owner of the country's largest hospice operator. 5 things to know:

Ohio-based ProMedica Health System announced plans to acquire HCR ManorCare, the second largest post-acute and long-term care provider in the U.S. The acquisition would take place through a joint venture with Welltower, a healthcare real estate and investment trust. ProMedica would become the 15th-largest health system in the U.S. with $7 billion in annual revenue, if the deal is finalized. Six things to know:

Created under the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, CMS’s Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is about to undergo a transformation.


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