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Medicaid in an Era of Health & Delivery System Reform: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015



October 14, 2014, Vernon K. Smith, Kathleen Gifford, Eileen Ellis and Robin Rudowitz and Laura Snyder, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation - Medicaid has long-played an important…

AdCare Appoints William McBride III as CEO and President



October 13, 2014, Atlanta, GA, PRNewswire - AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK) (NYSE MKT: ADK.PRA) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed William…

Compliance Starts at the Top, Experts Say at AHCA/NCAL Convention



October 8, 2014, Elizabeth Newman, McKnight's - Almost 20 years after federal law created an exclusion process related to participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs, some long-term care providers may not be checking their employees' status often enough, compliance…

Long-term Care Providers Applaud Signing of IMPACT Act, Prepare for New Five Star Elements



October 7, 2014, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - On the heels of victories such as the newly signed IMPACT Act, providers are ready to more aggressively push for their interests on Capitol Hill, leaders of the nation's largest long-term care…

CMS' Five Star Quality Rating System for Nursing Homes



October 6, 2014 -
CMS' Five Star Quality Rating System for Nursing Homes is a consumer service that offers useful information…

Lawsuits Rattle Nursing-Home Chains



October 3, 2014, Jennifer Smith, Wall Street Journal - Allegations of Harmful Treatment Win Big Jury Awards, Spurring Operators to Flle Certain States. Arkansas lawyer Brian Reddick has found a lucrative niche as America ages: suing big nursing-home…

HCN's New Big Bet on Post-Acute Care Signals Industry Sea Change



September 15, 2014, Emily Study, Senior Housing News - Health Care REIT (NYSE: HCN) has long invested in skilled nursing properties, but the REIT's recent $1.4 billion partnership with Mainstreet signals a shift in the investor's strategy of late that's representative of a much…

CMS Should Publicly Push Congress to Reform Therapy Payment System, Long-Term Care Provider Association Urges



September 9, 2014, Tim Mullaney, McKnight's - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should openly urge Congress to change the way therapy services are reimbursed, the nation's largest long-term care provider association stated in recent written comments to CMS Administrator…

Housing & Healthcare Finance has been selected by HUD to participate in its Housing Tax Credit Pilot Program

Skilled Healthcare To Combine With Genesis HealthCare In 100% Stock Transaction



August 18, 2014, Foothill Ranch, CA, PRNewswire - Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc. (SKH) announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to combine with Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation's largest providers of post acute care…