Pursuant To Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): April 1, 2019
Encompass Health Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
9001 Liberty Parkway, Birmingham, Alabama 35242
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, Including Zip Code)
(205) 967-7116
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On April 1, 2019, Encompass Health Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference, announcing the entry into a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of privately owned Alacare Home Health & Hospice (“Alacare”). Under the terms of the agreement, subsidiaries in the Company’s home health and hospice segment will acquire Alacare in exchange for cash consideration of $217.5 million, subject to certain adjustments. The closing of the acquisition is subject to customary conditions. The Company expects to incorporate the effects of this acquisition into its guidance following the closing of the transaction, which is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2019.
The information under this Item 7.01 is being furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), nor shall it be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing. The furnishing of Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto is not intended to constitute a determination by the Company that the information is material or that the dissemination of the information is required by Regulation FD.
Note Regarding Presentation of Alacare Financial Measure
The press release includes an amount representing 2018 revenue associated with Alacare’s operations being acquired. This amount was derived from the historical financial statements of Alacare and was based on a preliminary review of Alacare’s accounting policies to determine whether any adjustments were necessary to ensure comparability with the Company’s policies. As more information becomes available, differences may be identified between the accounting policies of the two companies that could have an impact on Alacare’s financial information presented.
Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements made in this Current Report on Form 8-K and the press release are forward-looking statements, such as those relating to the acquisition consideration and the likelihood, timing and effects of the completion of the Alacare acquisition. In addition, the Company may from time to time make forward-looking public statements concerning the matters described herein. All such estimates, projections, and forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no duty to publicly update or revise such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates based upon current information, are inherently uncertain, and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The Company’s actual results or events may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors. While it is impossible to identify all such factors, factors which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated include, but are not limited to, the regulatory review and approval process for the acquisition, the satisfaction of other closing conditions; the accuracy of the representations made by Alacare in connection with the acquisition; any adverse outcome of various lawsuits, claims, and legal or regulatory proceedings that may be brought by or against the Company, including those related to issues at acquired companies and litigation brought to prevent the closing of the acquisition; its on-going discussions with the United States Department of Justice; the possibility the acquisition will experience other unexpected delays; any adverse effects on the Company’s stock price resulting from the announcement, closing or the integration of any acquisition; the ability to ultimately realize any anticipated tax benefits; the ability to successfully integrate Alacare consistent with the Company’s growth strategy, including realizing anticipated revenues and cost savings, minimizing the negative impacts on margins arising from the changes in staffing and other operating practices, and avoiding unforeseen exposure to liabilities; changes in the Company’s management team; changes in the regulation of the healthcare industry broadly or the home health and hospice segment specifically at either or both of the federal and state levels; competitive pressures in the healthcare industry and the Company’s response thereto; the ability to maintain proper local, state and federal licensing where Alacare does business; potential disruptions, breaches, or other incidents affecting the proper operation, availability, or security of the Company’s information systems, including the unauthorized access to or theft of patient or other sensitive information as well as any unforeseen issues related to integration of Alacare’s systems; the ability to attract and retain nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals in a highly competitive environment with often severe staffing shortages and the impact on the Company’s labor expenses from potential union activity and staffing shortages; changes, delays in (including in connection with resolution of Medicare payment reviews or appeals), or suspension of reimbursement for the Company’s services by governmental or private payors; general conditions in the economy and capital markets; and other factors which may be identified from time to time in the Company’s SEC filings and other public announcements, including the Company’s Form 10–K for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Douglas E. Coltharp
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Dated: April 1, 2019