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Seven ways new players are consolidating the market and changing the dynamics of traditional care at home models.
Payers, health systems, Private Equity firms, and SPAC’s acquisition of care at home companies are quickly changing market dynamics, and signaling change is ahead. The shift is happening rapidly. What does this mean to the care at home industry? Are traditional models being squeezed out? You can decide as we discuss the new players, the change in the mergers and acquisition market, and the consolidation of the industry.
1. Payers Expand Care at Home Models to Support Medicare Advantage
The market “turn” started back in 2018 when Humana and private equity company TPG Capital, and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WC) inked a $4.1 billion deal to buy Kindred Healthcare.
The deal separated long-term acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and contract rehabilitation services businesses from Kindred’s home health, hospice, and community care businesses known today as Kindred at Home. Humana’s partial purchase of Kindred at Home fits in with the payer’s expanding Medicare Advantage (MA) footprint.
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