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NHI Sees Promise As Health Systems Move Into Skilled Nursing

July 5, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Recent deals by nonprofit health systems ProMedica and Sanford Health to acquire skilled nursing facility operations have put the sector on notice — and one CEO can understand why.  Eric Mendelsohn, the President…

Almost 40% Of Surveyed M&A Executives Are Considering Long-Term Care

July 2, 2018, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Almost 40% of surveyed M&A executives are considering long-term care.  The category of home health, long-term care and hospice services holds high interest for more than…

Skilled Care Operators Feeling The Pinch

July 2, 2018, John O'Connor, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - “This is going to be the wave of the future.”  If you happen to be a long-term care operator looking for words to live by, the above sentence is a pretty good choice.  But first some context.

Having An In-House Insurance Plan Could Signal PDPM Success

July 1, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Several skilled nursing providers have turned to in-house insurance plans to take greater control of the overall care process, and the move could pay off if the government’s new proposed reimbursement model

Green Spaces Associated With Less Frailty In Older Adults

July 1, 2018, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Green spaces are good for the frailty status of older adults, according to a study published in the latest issue of JAMDA:…

In A Health Provider Restructuring, Beware The Master Lease

June 29, 2018, Steven Horowitz, Jane VanLare, Joshua Panas and Benjamin Beller, LAW360 - Operators of health care businesses are already feeling recent industry-specific changes on their bottom lines.  Whether it’s recent regulatory change, business model disruption, technological advances,…

How SNFs Are Cutting Costs

June 29, 2018, Betsy Rust, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - As if managing the health of patients wasn't difficult and time-consuming enough, skilled nursing facilities now have to do more to manage their increasingly complex businesses as well.  Why?  To begin, revenue isn't rising…

‘Big Enough to Matter’: Finding The Sweet Spot Of Skilled Nursing Scale

June 28, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - If there’s been one overarching philosophy in skilled nursing over the past year, it’s been the rise of regional: the idea that major…

After Five Years of Ownership, Tryko Partners Refinances PA SNF

June 27, 2018, Ben Swett, Senior Care Investor - Five years after acquiring a 97-bed skilled nursing facility in Easton, Pennsylvania, Tryko Partners is turning to Housing & Healthcare Finance (HHC Finance) to refinance it through HUD.  Originally…

Good Samaritan And Sanford Hospital System Agree To Merge

June 26, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, one of the largest non-profit senior care providers, on Tuesday announced a vote to approve a merger with Sanford Health, a not-for-profit health system.  Good Samaritan has more…