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Next Stimulus To Include $75B More For Health Care Providers — But Medicaid Relief Still Pending

April 22, 2020, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - The Senate this week passed an updated stimulus bill that will load an additional $75 billion into a dedicated relief fund for health care providers, though nursing homes that rely on Medicaid for income are still waiting for the first distribution…

SNFs Could Face Fines Of $1K Per Week For COVID-19 Reporting Violations

April 20, 2020, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Nursing homes nationwide will soon have to start reporting all positive COVID-19 cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – and could face civil monetary penalties…

Medicare Advantage Plans Provide Some COVID-19 Relief, But Big Questions Remain

April 20, 2020, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - The federal government has granted Medicare Advantage plans significant leeway when it comes to setting payment rates and other rules for skilled nursing facilities.  In normal times, the crazy quilt of managed-care policies and exceptions…

Multiple States Take Steps To Shield Nursing Homes From Liability Amid COVID-19 — But Rules Vary

April 19, 2020, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Health care providers across the continuum have grappled with major challenges in providing care for patients with COVID-19, and several states have taken steps to shield them from lawsuits related to care provided during the national emergency.

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Trump Administration Announces New Nursing Homes COVID-19 Transparency Effort

April 19, 2020, CMS.gov - Today, under the leadership of President Trump, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new…

April’s Apartment Rent Defaults Weren't That Bad After All

April 16, 2020, Erika Morphy, GlobeSt.com - The National Multifamily Housing Council found that April registered a payment rate of 93% compared to the same time last month.  When the National Multifamily Housing Council reported…

April’s Apartment Rent Defaults Weren't That Bad After All

April 16, 2020, Erika Morphy, GlobeSt.com - The National Multifamily Housing Council found that April registered a payment rate of 93% compared to the same time last month.  When the National Multifamily Housing Council reported…

Are Nursing Home Residents Really “Sitting Ducks”?

April 15, 2020, Steve Monroe, SeniorCare Investor - Nursing home residents live there because they are frail and often with major illnesses.  As a result, they are more prone to infections than others, with worse outcomes.  But don’t call them sitting ducks.  We all know that The…

Seniors Housing Goes Into Capital Preservation Mode

April 14, 2020, Matt Valley, Seniors Housing Business - COVID-19 outbreak slows transactions, forces companies to take a defensive posture.  The stabilization of the U.S. economy and its pace of recovery is inextricably linked to the speed at which the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic can…

Capital Senior Living Files Registration Statement

April 13, 2020, Steve Monroe, SeniorCare Investor - At the end of last week, Capital Senior Living filed an S-3 registration statement for the issuance of up to $150 million in various securities.  And when we say “various,” we mean it. It could be common stock, preferred…