By Kristin Rowan, Editor

Home care is no stranger to mergers and acquisitions. It seems there is news almost daily about companies joining forces or selling parts of their company to new entities. Notably, we reported just last week that Cigna has dropped its entire Medicare Advantage book of business. This week, we have two M&A stories to share with you.


Texas-based agency Angels of Care, previously of Varsity Healthcare Partners, has been bought by Nautic Partners, a private equity company. Angels of Care provides pediatric home health, including private duty and skilled nursing services, along with physical and speech therapy, and respite care. Angels of Care operates in seven states, up from two states prior to their partnership Varsity Healthcare Partners, and employs more than 2,000 nurses, physical therapists, and other service providers.

Nautic Partners, based in Providence, RI, is already a backer of VitalCaring Group, a similar agency with locations across the southern United States, Integrated Home Care Services, providers of DME, home care, and infusion services in Puerto Rico, almost 30 additional healthcare companies. Nautic is a middle-market firm founded in 1986. They specialize in healthcare, industrials, and services.


CVS’ Aetna has partnered with Monogram Health to offer in-home care services to Medicare Advantage members with chronic kidney disease. Nurses from Monogram will provide in-home and virtual appointments to eligible members. The two companies will also reportedly work to get timely referrals for kidney transplant evaluations.

Monogram Health is a tech start-up for in-home kidney disease management. Their latest growth funding round garnered $375 million in new funding from health care companies and financial backers, including CVS. Monogram has raised a total of $557 million. Monogram operates by creating value-based care deals with health insurance plans and risk-bearing providers to manage chronic and end-stage renal diseases.

If this model sounds familiar to you, it might be because we wrote last week about Gentiva, which is partnering with risk-based providers to offer palliative care services with risk-sharing benefits on both sides. I expect this is not the last time we will hear/write about risk-sharing partnerships to pay for services that aren’t covered by health care plans.

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Kristin Rowan

Kristin Rowan has been working at Healthcare at Home: The Rowan Report since 2008. She has a master’s degree in business administration and marketing and runs Girard Marketing Group, a multi-faceted boutique marketing firm specializing in event planning, sales, and marketing strategy. She has recently taken on the role of Editor of The Rowan Report and will add her voice to current Home Care topics as well as marketing tips for home care agencies. Connect with Kristin directly or

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