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Judge Orders DOJ To Pay Legal Fees For HCR ManorCare In Rehab Claims Case

November 6, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The Department of Justice will have to pay HCR ManorCare legal fees after a judge slammed its handling of a whistleblower case against the provider.  The case,…

GOP Tax Cut Plan Could Force Providers To Close Up Shop, Group Says

November 6, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - A tax cuts bill released Thursday by House lawmakers could be “devastating” for long-term care providers, according to the nation's largest nonprofit provider group.  The Tax…

New CEO Focused On LCS’ Evolving Post-Acute Strategy

November 5, 2017, Tim Mullaney, Skilled Nursing News - A new CEO is set to take the helm at one of the nation’s largest senior living and skilled nursing organizations, and honing the company’s post-acute…

SNF Compliance Tips For Care Plan, Pharmacy, Smoking Requirements

October 31, 2017, Tim Mullaney, Skilled Nursing News - Skilled nursing providers across the country continue to work hard as November 28 approaches.  That’s when the second phase of the new SNF Medicare and Medicaid requirements of participation take…

Omega Posts $137 Million Loss, Moves To Replace Troubled Operator

October 30, 2017, Carlos Calma, Skilled Nursing News - Skilled nursing real estate investment trust (REIT) Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE: OHI) closed the books for the third quarter of 2017 in the red, reporting a net loss of $137.5 million, or 67 cents per common share.  Omega’s…

Judge Strikes Down Florida’s Generator Rule For SNFs

October 27, 2017, Tim Regan, Skilled Nursing News - A judge has ruled that Florida Gov. Rick Scott cannot order skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) or assisted living communities to install generators, citing lack of emergency conditions.  Administrative Law Judge Garnett Chisenhall of Florida’s…

AHCA CEO: Skilled Nursing Providers Must Branch Out To Survive

October 18, 2017, Tim Mullaney, Skilled Nursing News - This year might have presented the hardest operating environment ever for skilled nursing operators, American Health Care Association (AHCA) President and CEO Mark Parkinson said this week at the organization’s annual conference in Las…

MIT Explores How Long-Term Care Could Transform As U.S. Ages

October 17, 2017, Tim Regan, Skilled Nursing News - Age-related demographic shifts could one day drive a radical transformation of how some senior living and long-term care facilities are designed and operated, according to a recent report from the Massachusetts…

Despite Obamacare Repeal Failures, SNFs Shouldn’t Think Medicaid Is Safe

October 17, 2017, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Congressional Republicans may have failed at several attempts to…

Brookdale Provides Disaster Response Update, Announces COO Is Leaving

October 17, 2017, Seniors Housing Business - Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD), the largest owner and operator of seniors housing in the United States, has announced that its chief operating officer, Labeed Diab, is resigning to pursue another opportunity. …