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Payment, Quality Results Still Top Focus For AHCA Following 'Shock' Of Election

November 30, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The American Health Care Association (AHCA) will maintain its focus on preserving reimbursement streams for providers in the wake of election results that “nobody fully anticipated,” an executive said Tuesday.

Cures Act Heads To Senate After Quick Passage In House

November 30, 2016, Shannon Muchmore, Modern Healthcare - Healthcare industry leaders are celebrating the passage Tuesday of a sweeping package of biomedical innovation and mental health reform bills in the first step of a major legislative accomplishment in the lame duck session.

Websites Tops For Reaching Senior Living Prospects: Survey

November 30, 2016, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Websites are the most effective way for many senior living operators to conduct their marketing, according to industry professionals responding to a new survey. And when it comes to other marketing methods, they said, traditional…

Concerns About Minimum Wage Increase: Assisted Living Homes Fear They Will Have To Close

November 29, 2016, KSAV - Owners of assisted living homes gathered in Chandler on Tuesday night, concerned about how Prop 206 will impact their businesses.  "I would love be able to pay the caregivers $100 an…

Talks With Families Tied To Fewer Hospitalizations From Nursing Homes

November 29, 2016, Lisa Rapaport, Reuters - Nursing homes that send fewer residents to the hospital at the end of life might be doing a better job of communicating with families about the pitfalls of aggressive interventions than facilities that don't comunicate with families , a recent…

News Of HHS, CMS Nominees Gets Warm Reception From Senior Living Groups

November 29, 2016, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Organizations representing senior living providers said Tuesday that they look forward to working with President-elect Donald J. Trump's choices to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare…

Trump’s HHS Pick Offers Hope To Embattled Skilled Nursing Sector

November 29, 2016, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), M.D.—an outspoken critic of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—to head up the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the new administration. Price’s appointment could…

Chinese Firm To Buy Stake In Canadian Provider For Reported $744 Million

November 29, 2016, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Chinese investors have played major roles in recent blockbuster senior housing deals in the United States, and now the action is spreading north of the border. Beijing-based Anbang Insurance Group is poised to buy a majority stake in…

Rule Change Could Push Hospitals To Tell Patients About Nursing Home Quality

November 27, 2016, Jordan Rau, Health News from NPR - Hospitals throughout the U.S. have long been reluctant to share with patients and their families their assessments of which nursing homes they consider to be the best option because of a Medicare requirement that patients' choices can't…

How Senior Living Providers Are Changing Employee Benefits

November 23, 2016, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - With labor challenges looming large, senior living providers rely on solid benefits plans to attract and retain workers. But some providers are considering whether changes are needed.  That’s according to recently released survey findings…