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Trump Administration Relaxes Penalties Against Nursing Homes

January 2, 2018, Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News - The Trump administration - reversing guidelines put in place under President Barack Obama - is scaling back the use of fines against nursing homes that harm residents or place them in grave risk of injury.  The shift in the Medicare program’s…

Key Changes The New Tax Law Will Force Hospitals To Consider

January 2, 2018, Harris Meyer, Modern Healthcare - The end of the year is always a busy time for healthcare finance and tax professionals.  But with the Dec. 20 passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—details of which were unveiled only several days earlier—it's crazy busy.

Tax…

Sabra Completes Sale Of 20 Genesis SNFs For $103M

January 2, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBRA) kicked off the new year by announcing the sale of 20 skilled nursing facilities operated by Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN).  The deal, which netted Sabra $103.3 million, covers facilities…

CMS Mulls Ways To Address Improper Skilled Nursing Discharges

January 2, 2018, Tim Regan, Skilled Nursing News - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a new initiative aimed at blunting the growing trend of improper discharges at skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).  Across the country, the illegal “dumping,” or eviction,…

In The Pipeline: 104-Unit SNF Comes Online In Houston

January 1, 2018, Tim Regan, Skilled Nursing News - Pi Architects, McDonnell Construction and Senior Care Excellence have put the finishing touches on Medical…

New Year’s Catch-Up: ManorCare’s Rent Cut, Regulatory Rollbacks

January 1, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - In case you’ve been blissfully away from your e-mail since before Christmas, here’s a quick rundown of the skilled…

Top Skilled Nursing Trends Of 2018

January 1, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Now that we’ve broken down the top 10 stories of the last year, it’s time for us to dive into our predictions for the top skilled nursing trends of…

House Bill Seeks To Abolish SNF Three-Day Rule

December 21, 2017, Carlos Calma, Skilled Nursing News - A bill that was reintroduced in the House of Representatives on Wednesday aims to strip away a long-standing Medicare provision that places restrictions on beneficiaries who seek rehabilitation services in skilled nursing facilities…

Holiday Retirement Celebrates ‘Best of 2018 Awards’

December 14, 2017, Global Newswire - Holiday Retirement is thrilled to announce that SeniorAdvisor.com recognized one-third of its senior living communities across 32 states, placing them in the top…

Nursing Homes Inflating Self-Assessments To Improve Ratings

December 14, 2017, Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Investigators from the University of Connecticut report that at least 6% of nursing homes inflate their self-reported measures — “most often the larger and for-profit facilities that stand to gain most financially…