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What Skilled Nursing Could Learn From The Manufacturing Sector

June 20, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - As skilled nursing occupancy continues to notch record low after record low, strategies to capitalize on the shrinking pool of residents remain top concerns for operators and investors.  And at least one analyst says providers should look…

New Partner Will Manage $17.1 Million In Acquisitions For National Health Investors

June 20, 2018, McKnight's Senior Living - Murfreesboro, TN-based real estate investment trust National Health Investors announced that it will lease two newly acquired assisted living and memory care communities to affiliates of a new partner, Saginaw, MI-based Comfort Care Senior Living,…

Skilled Nursing Stocks Get Boost From New Payment Model

June 19, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Even as operators, owners, and investors sort out the multitude of implications of the new proposed skilled nursing payment model (Patient-Driven Payment Model - PDPM), one important reviewer has given it a firm thumbs up so far: the stock…

Long-Term Care Deals Drove Busy May

June 18, 2018, Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - A month of more than 90 healthcare transactions was led by long-term care movers and shakers, according to a list compiled for Bloomberg Law.  Bloomberg said its list, created by investment bankers working in the healthcare…

Skyline Avoids Class-Action Suit In Arkansas

June 18, 2018, Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - A federal judge has dismissed a potential class action lawsuit against Skyline Highland Holdings — an entity connected to the operator whose homes went into receivership en masse this spring — ruling the case was…

Data Drives Skilled Nursing Referral Partnerships, But Residents Ignore It

June 18, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - As referral networks continue to narrow and skilled nursing providers feel increased pressure to prove their worth to hospitals and doctors, one government agency says residents still frequently miss the highest-quality options in their own…

Affiliate Of Collapsing Skyline Dodges Class Action Suit In Arkansas

June 18, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - A federal judge dismissed a possible class action lawsuit against Skyline Highland Holdings, an entity linked to the manager of the collapsing Skyline Healthcare chain, which has seen multiple skilled nursing facilities enter forced receivership…

Long-Term Care Dominates May Real Estate Deals

June 17, 2018, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Senior living and skilled nursing accounted for almost one-third of the healthcare-related real estate deals announced or closed in May, according to a new list compiled for

Nursing Homes Settle $24M Medicaid Lawsuit In Rhode Island

June 17, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Rhode Island reached a settlement with 59 nursing homes that sued the state over Medicaid reimbursement cuts, averting a potential $24 million cost to the state over three years.  Under the terms of the…

MedPAC Again Calls For Skilled Nursing Payment Cuts In Mixed PDPM Review

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) issued a mostly positive assessment of the new proposed payment rules for skilled nursing facilities, but the organization wants change to come faster than planned.  Citing the similarity between…