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Optum’s $5.4B LHC Deal Shows Time is Short for Senior Living Providers to Embrace Value-Based Care

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Last week brought the news that UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is acquiring home health care provider LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG) for $5.4 billion.

The deal is among the strongest signals yet that the ongoing shift to in-home senior care is accelerating — and that time is running out for senior living operators to adapt or be left behind.

The deal will combine LHC Group, one of the largest home health providers in the U.S., and Optum Health, the health care services arm of United. The transaction means that the nation’s current most-profitable payer will gain increased access to senior living communities across the country. That includes Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD), which began working with LHC Group last year, after the home health company acquired 47 Brookdale Health Services assets from the operator’s joint venture with HCA Healthcare.

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