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Report: Troubled Former Golden Living Facilities Highlight Oversight Issues

November 18, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nurisng News - Nursing facilities formerly operated by Golden Living in Pennsylvania are still plagued with problems — even as Golden Living continues to own the real estate.  That’s according to an…

Poor Transfers Confuse Residents

November 18, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Attend any industry conference, and you’ll likely hear multiple panels discuss the importance of care coordination: In an era of managed Medicare, accountable care organizations (ACOs), and value-based purchasing, players along the acute…

Are Assisted Living Prices Sustainable?

November 16, 2018, Steve Monroe, Senior Care Investor - On November 15th, we hosted a webinar entitled “Are Assisted Living Prices Sustainable? Premium Prices for a Premium Product.” …

Five Star Not Shining

November 16, 2018, Steve Monroe, Senior Care Investor - Hindsight is usually 20-20, and in the case of Five Star Senior Living, looking back two years, the company should have accepted the offer from Gemini Properties and the Thomas brothers of Senior…

Aegis CEO: Therapy Can Still Drive Skilled Nursing Revenue Under PDPM

November 15, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - The new Medicare payment model for skilled nursing facilities upends the old system of rehabilitation minutes driving reimbursement.  With the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) scheduled for implementation on…

Five Star Must Make Changes To Survive

November 14, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Five Star Senior Living (Nasdaq: FVE) raised concerns Wednesday about its ongoing viability after reporting losses of $50.4 million so far in 2018, and a net loss…

New Medicare Advantage TeleHealth Rules Signal Growing Skilled Nursing Opportunity

November 11, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - New guidelines that could open up telehealth coverage under Medicare Advantage represent a serious opportunity for the industry, according to multiple technology providers — especially as the moves signal growing support for remote care…

New SNF Targets Substance Misuse Disorders

November 11, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - A new skilled nursing unit in McKeesport, PA, is targeting the needs of patients with a primary medical condition and co-occurring substance misuse disorders,  in collaboration with an integrated delivery and financing network, a local…

HHC Finance’s Bridge Lending Program Takes Off

November 7, 2018, Steve Monroe, Senior Care Investor - Housing and Healthcare Finance’s (HHC Finance) Capital Advisory Group closed an impressive number of bridge loans lately, totaling $185 million across 12 transactions in the last…

Senators Blast Nursing Home Operators, CMS

November 4, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Members of the prominent Senate Committee on Finance released on Friday a scathing report on emergency preparedness in the nation’s nursing homes, accusing both operators and the federal government of failing residents during storms and…