In 2015, there were 47 mergers and acquisitions involving home health and hospice provider organizations, about 33% fewer deals than the 70 that took place during 2014. During the first quarter of 2016, there were 18 deals involving home health and hospice provider organizations, about the same volume of 17 that occurred during the first quarter of 2015. These details were reported in the “2016 Health Care Services Acquisition Report” by Irving Levin Associates, Inc. The details were also reported by Irving Levin Associates in Health Care M&A News. The reports are based on publicly announced . . .