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Skilled Nursing M&A Expected to Hinge on Mom & Pops in 2014



Skilled nursing mergers and acquisitions in 2014 are likely to be fueled by ongoing regulatory and reimbursement uncertainty and its impact on small operators, brokers and investors agree. "Our pipeline is deeper on the nursing home side because of the uncertainties," says Jeremy Stroiman,…

Five Star Quality Care Completes Disposition of Rehab Hospitals



January 2, 2014, Newton, MA, Business Wire - Five Star Quality Care, Inc. (FVE) ("FVE" or "Five Star") today announced that…

MedPAC Renews Call for Long-Term Care Payment Cuts



The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has recommended a 4% reduction in skilled nursing facility payments in 2016, prompting an outcry from providers. MedPAC in the past has calculated long-term care margins to be Read more | Dec 13, 2013

Budget Deal Would Extend Medicare Sequester Cuts



The nation's healthcare providers would endure an additional two years of Medicare

Large Discrepancies in Medicare Spending on Post-Hospital Care



After years of trying to clamp down on hospital spending, the federal government wants to get control over what Medicare spends on nursing homes, home health services and other medical care typically provided to patients…

HUD Eases Regulations for Minor Nursing Home Repairs



Some nursing homes could cut down on the red tape needed to undertake minor repairs and renovations, thanks to a new rule issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Nursing homes financed by HUD and located in areas at…

FVE Reports Certain Third Quarter 2013 Financial Data



November 12, 2013, Business Wire -
Five…

NIC: Seniors Housing Fundamentals Continue Strong



November 8, 2013, Chicago, IL, NIC - In a sign that the economy continues to recover, the fundamentals for the seniors housing sector in the United States improved once again in the third quarter of 2013, according to information recently released by the National Investment Center…

Ventas Buys 26 Communities from Holiday for $790 Million



October 25, 2013, Business Wire - Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has acquired a 26-property portfolio of independent living communities from Holiday Retirement for around $790 million, the REIT
Read more | Oct 25, 2013

Omnicare Pays $120 Million to Settle Suit



October 23, 2013, New York, NY, Law360 - Omnicare Inc. has agreed to pay $120 million to settle a whistleblower's False Claims Act suit claiming the pharmaceutical provider violated the Medicare anti-kickback statute by…

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