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Five Star Fends Off Senior Star In Battle Over Shares

October 27, 2016, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Five Star Senior Living (NYSE: FVE), one of the nation’s largest senior living providers, has blocked the efforts of activist shareholder Senior Star, which is based out of Tulsa, OK, to gain a greater stake in the company, at least for…

Rehospitalization Measure A 'Strong Predictor' For Hospitals Seeking SNF Partnerships, Study Confirms

October 25, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The rehospitalization rate measure recently added to Nursing Home Compare provides valid predictions of which skilled nursing facilities are likely to have residents readmitted to the hospital, according to a study…

Arbitration Lawsuit Against Government To Proceed Without LeadingAge

October 25, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - LeadingAge has decided that it will not be joining the American Health Care Association's (AHCA's) lawsuit challenging the government's ban on pre-dispute arbitration, the group said in a statement issued Tuesday.

SNF Provider To Pay Record $145 Million False Claims Settlement

October 24, 2016, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - Life Care Centers of America, Inc. has agreed to pay a record-high settlement to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for violating the False Claims Act, the department announced Monday.  The Cleveland, Tennessee-based skilled nursing…

4 Assisted Living Measures Added To LTC Trend Tracker

October 17, 2016, McKnight's Senior Living - Hospital admissions, hospital readmissions, the off-label use of antipsychotic medications, and occupancy rates are the four new assisted living measures that have been added to the National Center for Assisted Living's online data collection tool 

AHCA/NCAL Tout Advocacy In The Face Of Change

October 17, 2016, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Quality and advocacy are the solutions to the challenges confronting assisted living and other areas of long-term care, leaders of the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living told those attending…

AHCA Files Lawsuit Challenging Feds' Pre-Dispute Arbitration Ban

October 17, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The American Health Care Association filed a lawsuit on Monday fighting back against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' recently issued ban on pre-dispute arbitration agreements in nursing homes.

Lawsuit Takes On CMS Over Arbitration Ban In Long-Term Care

October 17, 2016, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Skilled nursing providers concerned over the federal government’s ban on arbitration agreements now have at least one reason for hope. A newly filed lawsuit seeks to overturn the ban and asks a judge to delay enforcement pending the outcome…

Government Will Crack Down On EHRs Under Final Rule

October 16, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Electronic health records will face greater scrutiny under a final rule released by the Office of the National…

Regulatory Action Affects Assisted Living Operators In 23 States

October 13, 2016, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Almost half of the states changed regulations, statutes or policies affecting assisted living between January 2015 and June 2016, according to the National Center for Assisted Living's 2016 “