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Ensign To Apply Skilled Nursing Strategy To Assisted Living

March 21, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Major skilled nursing provider The Ensign Group (Nasdaq Exchange: ENSG) has its sights set on assisted living and home health expansion, citing the potential for higher stockholder value and less competition for their target properties in…

Skilled Nursing Must Speak Insurers’ Language

March 21, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - With managed plans gobbling up an increasing share of Medicare enrollees, skilled nursing executives need to gain fluency in the language…

Nursing Home Operators Face Uphill Battle Against Lawsuits

March 20, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Kentucky took a tentative step toward tort reform by implementing a medical review panel law last year, but its most recent attempt faces a significant uphill battle in a state that has seen major skilled nursing operators blame lawsuits…

Registered Nurse Staffing Falls Short In Most Nursing Homes

March 15, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Most nursing homes report registered nurse (RN) staffing levels at half an hour per resident day or less, highlighting the labor shortage that’s affecting most of the senior care industry.

Seventy percent of nursing homes reported…

Indiana Upholds Nursing Home Moratorium

March 14, 2018, Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - A moratorium on new nursing home licenses approved by Indiana's legislature in 2015 was upheld by the state's Court of Appeals Tuesday, blocking Mainstreet Property Group from moving forward with nine projects. 

AHCA Issues New Care Goals For Skilled Nursing Providers

March 13, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - The American Health Care Association (AHCA) on Tuesday rolled out new three-year goals for skilled nursing facilities, challenging operators to improve on a variety of metrics.  The goals — announced at AHCA’s national Quality Summit in…

LeadingAge, 567 Others Urge Rethinking Of 'Alarming' Proposed HUD Mission Statement

March 13, 2018, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - LeadingAge and National Church Residences, ranked No. 29 on the 2017 LeadingAge Ziegler 150 list of largest not-for-profit multisite senior living organizations based on assisted living beds, were among 164 national organizations…

Humana, Aetna And Other Providers Enhance Revenue

March 12, 2018, Anna Wilde Mathews & Christopher Weaver, Wall Street JournalThe number in the corner of Upton Martin’s Medicare plan card from Humana Inc. changed twice over the past four…

NIC Panelists Offer Tips For Staff Recruiting And Retention

March 12, 2018, John O'Connor, McKnight's Senior Living - Mary Ann temporarily was residing in a nursing home while undergoing rehabilitation after surgery and a six-week hospital stay.  So she relied on her daughter, Diane, to tour assisted living communities to find her next home.

Government Backs Off Another HCR ManorCare Case

March 12, 2018, Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The Department of Justice has declined to intervene in a massive, seven-year-old False Claims Act case against HCR ManorCare, newly unsealed court documents show.  In a 2010 lawsuit, regional director of operations…