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PDPM’s Effects Could Stretch Far Beyond Medicare For Skilled Nursing Facilities

March 19, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - On paper, the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) will only affect one pillar of the payment equation for skilled nursing facilities.  But as players start to unpack the coming rule changes, PDPM’s reach begins to extend far beyond Medicare.

Medicare…

Ensign Expands California SNF Portfolio

March 8, 2019, Steve Monroe, Senior Care Investor - One of the reasons big seniors housing and senior care operators (by big, we mean Brookdale– or HCR ManorCare-big) so often run into problems is that the business is difficult to scale.  It is still largely…

Frontier Management Sells The Frontier Four

March 8, 2019, Steve Monroe, Senior Care Investor - Frontier Management just sold four of its Pacific Northwest seniors housing communities to a publicly-traded REIT but won’t be exiting entirely.  In addition to continuing as the operator, Frontier also retained a joint…

Lamb: CareTrust ‘Can’t Get Enough’ Skilled Nursing Assets

March 3, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Survey after survey finds that investors remain skittish about skilled nursing, but a top executive at CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE) says his firm has the opposite problem: There just aren’t enough solid properties available to satiate its…