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SNF Compliance Tips For Care Plan, Pharmacy, Smoking Requirements

October 31, 2017, Tim Mullaney, Skilled Nursing News - Skilled nursing providers across the country continue to work hard as November 28 approaches.  That’s when the second phase of the new SNF Medicare and Medicaid requirements of participation take…

Omega Posts $137 Million Loss, Moves To Replace Troubled Operator

October 30, 2017, Carlos Calma, Skilled Nursing News - Skilled nursing real estate investment trust (REIT) Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE: OHI) closed the books for the third quarter of 2017 in the red, reporting a net loss of $137.5 million, or 67 cents per common share.  Omega’s…

Judge Strikes Down Florida’s Generator Rule For SNFs

October 27, 2017, Tim Regan, Skilled Nursing News - A judge has ruled that Florida Gov. Rick Scott cannot order skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) or assisted living communities to install generators, citing lack of emergency conditions.  Administrative Law Judge Garnett Chisenhall of Florida’s…

AHCA CEO: Skilled Nursing Providers Must Branch Out To Survive

October 18, 2017, Tim Mullaney, Skilled Nursing News - This year might have presented the hardest operating environment ever for skilled nursing operators, American Health Care Association (AHCA) President and CEO Mark Parkinson said this week at the organization’s annual conference in Las…

MIT Explores How Long-Term Care Could Transform As U.S. Ages

October 17, 2017, Tim Regan, Skilled Nursing News - Age-related demographic shifts could one day drive a radical transformation of how some senior living and long-term care facilities are designed and operated, according to a recent report from the Massachusetts…

Despite Obamacare Repeal Failures, SNFs Shouldn’t Think Medicaid Is Safe

October 17, 2017, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Congressional Republicans may have failed at several attempts to…

Brookdale Provides Disaster Response Update, Announces COO Is Leaving

October 17, 2017, Seniors Housing Business - Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD), the largest owner and operator of seniors housing in the United States, has announced that its chief operating officer, Labeed Diab, is resigning to pursue another opportunity. …

Kaufman Hall: 2017 Hospital M&A Activity To Potentially Outpace 2016

October 17, 2017, Alyssa Rege, Becker's Hospital ReviewEighty-seven hospital and health system transactions have occurred as of the end of the third quarter of 2017, leading some experts to suggest the total number of deals in 2017 may exceed the 102…

Tittle: No Time For Assumptions About Assisted Living Regulation

October 16, 2017, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - The state of affairs in the nation's capital puts assisted living in a strong position to maintain regulation at the state level, National Center for Assisted Living Executive Director Scott Tittle said Sunday to the more than 200…

Why SNF Investment Risk Exists In The Eye Of The Beholder

October 15, 2017, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Among large swaths of the real estate investment community, reducing exposure to…