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Future Unknown As AdCare Seeks ‘Strategic Alternative’

April 19, 2016, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - A former senior housing operator with a troubled past is taking steps to arrive in greener pastures.  AdCare Health Systems, Inc.’s (NYSE: ADK) board of directors is reviewing strategic alternatives for the company with the help of St.…

Brokers Clash Over The State Of Skilled Nursing

April 19, 2016, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - Talk of consolidation in the skilled nursing industry has been circulating for quite some time, and initiatives have been launched to…

CMS Drops Payment Cut Related To Two-Midnight Rule

April 19, 2016, Elizabeth Leis Newman, McKnights - Faced with a legal challenge, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has killed a two-midnight inpatient payment cut to hospitals.  The agency will not move forward with a 0.2% inpatient payment cut to hospitals under the “two-midnight”…

Providers Brace For New SNF PPS Rule

April 18, 2016, Blair Jackson, Provider - It’s about as regular as the blooming of the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., even if anticipated for different reasons. Every spring, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalizes its review of the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective…

Minimum Wage Hikes To Have Ripple Effect In Senior Living

April 18, 2016, Kourtney Liepelt, Senior Housing News - Minimum wage hikes recently approved in California and New York mean that workers will soon earn $15 an hour, but the associated costs and implications put pressure on pay across the board for senior living providers.

“What everybody…

Minimal SNF Construction Forecasted Through 2016, Report Says

April 14, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Fewer new skilled nursing developments will crop up over the coming year, and those that do will focus on short-stay, post-acute rehabilitation services, according to a new report from real estate consulting firm Integra…

How The Seasons Influence Who Is In Skilled Nursing Beds

April 13, 2016, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - April brings budding trees and the start of baseball season, but does it also bring a change in the mix of skilled nursing facility residents?  It’s possible, if The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) is to be…

CVCs Investing In Next Wave Of Senior Care Solutions

April 13, 2016, Amy Baxter, Senior Housing News - Corporate venture capital (CVC) is on the rise, partnering with an influx of startup businesses that aim to tackle the health care system’s biggest problems and innovate on trends that are extremely critical to the senior care industry.  

MedPAC Provides Roadmap For Post-Acute Care Overhaul

April 10, 2016, Elizabeth Leis Newman, McKnights - Medicare payments to skilled nursing facilities, home health, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals would change under a plan from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission approved on Thursday.  The proposal would…

Why HCP Could Be The Next REIT Takeover Target

April 7, 2016, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Ongoing troubles for HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP) may have reached a critical level, making the major owner of senior housing real estate a prime takeout target—with rival Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) perhaps being the most likely buyer.