Market Intelligence Center  Mar 5  Comment 
The writing is on the wall: hospitals are increasingly losing patients to ambulatory and home care services. Healthcare is one sector which is never really out of favor, since it provides essential services. However, cost has become the overriding...
Benzinga  Feb 27  Comment 
Below are the top home health care stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of earnings per share. The trailing-twelve-month earnings per share at Chemed Corp. (NYSE: CHE) is $5.59. Chemed's ROE for the same period is 22.40%. The...
Benzinga  Jan 23  Comment 
Below are the top small-cap home health care stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of gross margin. The trailing-twelve-month gross margin at Almost Family Inc. (NASDAQ: AFAM) is 46.40%. Almost Family's PEG ratio is 2.55. The...
The Times of India  Jan 23  Comment 
K Ganesh and wife Meena Ganesh have incubated and sold businesses with huge returns, notably the online education venture TutorVista. Their new babies: BigBasket (e-grocery) and Portea (home healthcare).  Jan 20  Comment 
Rehabilitation center owner HealthSouth Corp. is currently in active dialogue to make add-on acquisitions to build on its most recent acquisition of Encompass Home Health and Hospice, according to CFO Douglas Coltharp. Encompass — which had...
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 17  Comment 
Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Research Hospital has signed an agreement with Portea Medical (, a home healthcare company, to offer therapy services and palliative car...
Insurance Journal  Nov 12  Comment 
An Ohio woman was sentenced Oct. 16 in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay $124,573.07 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) after operating a home healthcare agency … The...
NPR  Oct 30  Comment 
A 78-year-old Vermont woman has won the latest skirmish in her long-running battle with Medicare. The agency agreed to pay for home health care coverage even though she remains disabled.
TechCrunch  Oct 20  Comment 
 If you’re hoping to provide home care for a sick or elderly family member, startup CareZapp is building a technology platform to help. The company just took the stage as part of the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Europe. Co-founder and CEO...


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Companies in this industry provide specialized health care services such as oxygen tank delivery and in home nursing to individuals in their homes. Many of these companies are heavily dependent on Medicaid and Medicare as sources of revenue.

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Home Healthcare Market - Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast, 2012 - 2018", ( the global home healthcare market is estimated to be worth USD 195.6 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach the value of USD 305.9 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2012 to 2018. The Americas region is expected to lead the global home healthcare market in terms of revenue till 2018. The total home healthcare market in the Americas is expected to reach the value of USD 150.8 billion by 2018 followed by Europe with total revenue of USD 80.5 billion.

The shift from conventional treatment to proactive monitoring is opening up new opportunities in the home Healthcare market. Patients prefer such services mainly because of convenience and cost effectiveness. Third party healthcare service is also in growing demand due to better quality of treatment provided by trained professionals.

Home Healthcare services are provided by healthcare professionals to patients at their own homes. These services are also called formal or skilled care services. Respiratory therapy, rehabilitation services, home infusion therapy, unskilled home care, telehealth, etc. are some major home Healthcare services provided.

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