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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…

Skilled Nursing Investors See Stark State-By-State Cost Differences

June 17, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Long-term health care is an inherently local service, and in that context, it’s not surprising that the cost of investing in a skilled nursing facility — as measured on a per-bed price basis — varies wildly from state to state and region…

Report: CMS Hospital Star Ratings Wrong For Two Years

June 15, 2018, Maria Castellucci, Modern Healthcare - The CMS has miscalculated hospitals' star ratings since they were first released in 2016, according to leaders at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Signature HealthCARE To Pay $30 Million

June 11, 2018, Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Signature HealthCARE, the owner of 115 skilled nursing facilities, has agreed to pay $30 million to resolve allegations that it routinely placed residents at higher therapy…

Four-Building Portfolio Sells For $35M

June 10, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Liberty Village of Rochelle to Hold Groundbreaking for New Facility - Liberty Village of Rochelle in Illinois will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Manor Court Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center…

Ensign Grows In Arizona

June 7, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Ensign Group Acquires Arizona SNFThe Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) acquired the operations of Sun West Choice Healthcare and Rehabilitation, a 140-bed skilled…