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House Bill Seeks To Abolish SNF Three-Day Rule

December 21, 2017, Carlos Calma, Skilled Nursing News - A bill that was reintroduced in the House of Representatives on Wednesday aims to strip away a long-standing Medicare provision that places restrictions on beneficiaries who seek rehabilitation services in skilled nursing facilities…

Holiday Retirement Celebrates ‘Best of 2018 Awards’

December 14, 2017, Global Newswire - Holiday Retirement is thrilled to announce that SeniorAdvisor.com recognized one-third of its senior living communities across 32 states, placing them in the top…

Nursing Homes Inflating Self-Assessments To Improve Ratings

December 14, 2017, Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Investigators from the University of Connecticut report that at least 6% of nursing homes inflate their self-reported measures — “most often the larger and for-profit facilities that stand to gain most financially…

SNF Operator Inks Rehab Partnership To Drive ACO Success

December 13, 2017, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Several skilled nursing providers across the country have been wary of accountable care organizations (ACOs), payment and care delivery models that some fear will push more and more potential residents into home health care options to…

Five-Star Is Anything But Frozen

December 13, 2017, Steven Littlehale, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Somewhere between basking in the joy of a meaningful Thanksgiving Day celebration and contemplating the merits of an elasticized waistband for the holidays, you read the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) memo…

Asbury Scraps All Private Offices In New Corporate Headquarters

December 13, 2017, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Asbury Communities is one of the largest non-profit senior living companies in the United States, and its CEO does not have an office.  In fact, none of the workers in Asbury’s corporate headquarters has an office.  That’s just one of…

Pennsylvania Expanding Coverage For In-Home Nursing Care

December 12, 2017, Marc Levy, Allentown Morning Call - Years in the making, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration is rolling out a new Medicaid feature that's designed to reduce the future number of enrollees in nursing homes and, along with it, a fast-growing expense in a state where…

Skilled Nursing Operators Ascension & St. Joseph Exploring Merger

December 12, 2017, Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Two major hospital operators with a significant stake in long-term care could combine to create the largest U.S. hospital owner.  The Wall Street Journal reports the…

Critics Say Pressure To Lower Hospital Readmissions May Be Backfiring

December 12, 2017, Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Five years after financial penalties went into place for hospitals with high readmission rates, several industry experts are questioning whether falling return rates mean patients actually are faring better. 

Inside Benchmark’s High-Tech Affordable Assisted Living Model

December 12, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - These days, senior living providers are scrambling to create a product that’s at once affordable, desirable and