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Seniors Housing Properties Get Strong Returns

December 11, 2015, Natalie Dolce, GlobeSt.com - “When you start comparing seniors housing to other property types, it becomes clear that it lacks the transparency that other property types have.”  That is according to Chuck Harry, Managing Director and Director of Research…

Get While The Going’s Good

December 11, 2015, Ben Swett, Senior Care Investor - In the last year, we have heard of many single-asset owner/operators suddenly getting the bug to retire. And who wouldn’t?  While pricing may have peaked at the end of last year and beginning of 2015, per bed values are still high…

Capital Senior Living Pressured to Sell

December 11, 2015, Kourtney Liepelt, Senior Housing News - After decorating our Christmas tree here at the Senior Housing News office at the end of last week, we got to work bringing you some of the latest happenings in the industry.  Readers tuned in to learn about potential restrictions…

Salinas, CA: A Hot-Bed of Health Care M&A

December 11, 2015, Lisa Phillips, Senior Care Investor - The Health Care M&A market is booming this year, even more than last, and it’s reaching into hamlets and valleys all across the nation.  One such place is Salinas, California, from which three transactions have originated in the past…

Future Of Some Senior Housing REITs Threatened By Regulation

December 9, 2015, Amy Baxter, Senior Housing News - Senior housing real estate investment trusts (REITs) associated with Griffin Capital, NorthStar Asset Management Group and other organizations could face dramatic new restrictions under a proposed Department of Labor rule, the fate…

Fraud Is Easy In Quick EHR Adoption, Experts Warn

December 9, 2015, Elizabeth Leis Newman, McKnights - Little due diligence being performed on electronic health records systems has made it easy for bad actors to perpetuate fraud, an EHR executive said this week.  Before the meaningful use program began, EHR companies could seek voluntary…

Why Senior Housing Portfolio Sales Could Rally In 2016

December 7, 2015, Kourtney Liepelt, Senior Housing News - Major buyers have been more cautious to invest in large senior housing portfolios due to high prices, raising the question of whether the market has peaked.  Some top executives say that it has, and that 2016 could see the completion…

Supreme Court Will Review What Counts As 'False' Under The False Claims Act

December 7, 2015, Emily Mongan, McKnights - The U.S. Supreme Court will review exactly what constitutes a “false” claim under the False Claims Act, due to a petition for certiorari that was granted Friday.  Long-term care providers and rehab specialists are sure to take a keen interest in…

MA Ratings Should Consider Socioeconomic Status, Not Just Quality, Advisors Say

December 6, 2015, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Despite a general push from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid to tie payments to quality, some advisors are urging the agency to make adjustments to ratings that account for low-income beneficiaries.  In a letter sent…

Hospitals Rethink Prices As Patients Grow More Cost-Conscious

December 5, 2015, Melanie Evans, Modern Healthcare - Some hospitals and health systems are starting to review and revise their prices to make themselves more attractive to individual consumers who increasingly experience sticker shock when they pay for services out of pocket under high-deductible…