In 2019, LHC Group hit the 100,000 mark for its patient census, revved its M&A engine and doubled down on its joint venture strategy with hospitals and health systems. It did all that while aggressively preparing for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and finalizing the integration of the industry-shaping Almost Family acquisition. For all those reasons and more, last year was a memorable one for the Lafayette, Louisiana-based home health, hospice and personal care services provider. The company is now off to a good start this year, Chairman and CEO Keith Myers said during a Q4 and year-end earnings call Thursday. It’s still too early to know just how much consolidation the home health market can expect to see in the wake of PDGM, but early signs point to lots of action, Myers suggested.
Read the full article: LHC Group Ready to Jump on ‘Historic’ Consolidation Wave Post-PDGM //