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REIT Exits Senior Housing By Selling 26-Property Portfolio

August 31, 2016, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News  -  A major real estate investment trust (REIT) has moved to completely exit the senior housing industry in favor of focusing it effrots on multifamily real estate, selling off all of its remaining senior housing properties for about…

Building For Medical Care And Amenities

August 31, 2016, Pamela Tabar, Long-Term Living  -  Senior living design has always been about trying to balance quality care and engaging hospitality, but the age of the resident population has a lot to do with which one gets the stronger focus, noted a panel of senior living executives…

REITs Appear Ready To Drive Senior Housing Dealmaking Again

August 30, 2016, Amy Baxter, Senior Housing News - Senior housing real estate investments trusts (REITs) have pulled back their acquisition activity since the end of 2015, and transactions during the first six months of the year tanked as…

Nursing Home Settlement Spurs HHS To Investigate Small Health Data Breaches

August 22, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - A recent case involving a stolen iPhone containing nursing home residents' medical records has prodded federal officials to place more scrutiny on smaller healthcare data breaches, according to the Department of Health…

CMS Updates Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Ratings

August 10, 2016, CMS.gov - Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the popular Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Ratings to incorporate new measures, giving families more information at their…

Welltower To Acquire 19-Property West Coast Portfolio For $1.15 Billion

August 2, 2016, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN) has agreed to purchase a portfolio of 19 senior housing properties on the West Coast for $1.15 billion, which will make the Toledo, Ohio-based real estate investment trust (REIT) the largest owner of senior housing…

Hospices Get 2.1% Pay Increase In Medicare Final Rule

August 1, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Hospice providers will receive a 2.1% boost to their Medicare payments in fiscal 2017 under a final rule published Friday by…

Sabra Plans To Sell 29 Genesis Properties

August 1, 2016, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) is joining the ranks of real estate investment trusts that are taking significant steps to limit their exposure to skilled nursing.  Sabra and its major skilled nursing tenant, Genesis HealthCare Inc.…

Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services Adjusts Payment Policies For Inpatient Rehab, Skilled Nursing, And Hospice

August 1, 2016, Jeff Lagasse, Healthcare Finance  -  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a number of payment and policy changes last week, addressing Medicare inpatient rehabilitation facilities,…