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Should SNF's Have More Aides? Legislation Says Yes

December 15, 2015, Susan Livio, NJ Advance Media For NJ.COM - In a move intended to improve the treatment and safety inside New Jersey's nursing homes, a state Assembly panel Monday approved a bill that would set minimum staffing standards for certified nursing assistants.                …

SNF's 'Rebalance' Medicaid Spending Without Managed Care

December 14, 2015, J.K. Wall, Indianapolis Business Journal - The Pence administration is using a carrot-and-stick approach to push the nursing home industry to fix a long-standing problem: The state spends 

How Senior Living Can Build Better Referral Pipelines

December 13, 2015, Kourtney Liepelt, Senior Housing News - Senior living providers tend to have complicated relationships with third-party referral agents.  Some providers may see the choice as avoiding them altogether and running the risk of losing leads, or employing their services and…

MedPAC Recommends Nursing Home Payment Rate Freeze

December 13, 2015, Emily Mongan, McKnights - The Medicare Payment Advisory Committee provoked the ire of skilled nursing providers after recommending Congress freeze market-basket updates for facilities for fiscal years 2017 and 2018.  In its draft recommendation, discussed in a meeting last…

Herding Hospital Docs: Staffing Firms Buy MD Groups

December 12, 2015, Dave Barkholz, Modern Healthcare - Dr. Brian Fengler and the other 29 doctors of Middle Tennessee Emergency Physicians in Nashville have a big decision to make next month.  They will evaluate whether to give up a slice of their business independence to an outside company…

Seniors Housing Properties Get Strong Returns

December 11, 2015, Natalie Dolce, GlobeSt.com - “When you start comparing seniors housing to other property types, it becomes clear that it lacks the transparency that other property types have.”  That is according to Chuck Harry, Managing Director and Director of Research…

Get While The Going’s Good

December 11, 2015, Ben Swett, Senior Care Investor - In the last year, we have heard of many single-asset owner/operators suddenly getting the bug to retire. And who wouldn’t?  While pricing may have peaked at the end of last year and beginning of 2015, per bed values are still high…

Capital Senior Living Pressured to Sell

December 11, 2015, Kourtney Liepelt, Senior Housing News - After decorating our Christmas tree here at the Senior Housing News office at the end of last week, we got to work bringing you some of the latest happenings in the industry.  Readers tuned in to learn about potential restrictions…

Salinas, CA: A Hot-Bed of Health Care M&A

December 11, 2015, Lisa Phillips, Senior Care Investor - The Health Care M&A market is booming this year, even more than last, and it’s reaching into hamlets and valleys all across the nation.  One such place is Salinas, California, from which three transactions have originated in the past…

Future Of Some Senior Housing REITs Threatened By Regulation

December 9, 2015, Amy Baxter, Senior Housing News - Senior housing real estate investment trusts (REITs) associated with Griffin Capital, NorthStar Asset Management Group and other organizations could face dramatic new restrictions under a proposed Department of Labor rule, the fate…