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Julian Castro's Priorities for 2015



November 9, 2014, Donna Kimura, Affordable Housing Finance 2014 - Julián Castro wants to lift the cap on the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.
Three months into his job as secretary of the…

Omega Healthcare to Buy Aviv REIT in $3B All-Stock Deal



November 3, 2014, Zacks Equity Research - In a significant development in the real estate investment trust (REIT) industry,
Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (

Housing & Healthcare Finance Closes $748 Million in HUD Healthcare Financings



Housing & Healthcare Finance lends more dollars for the HUD LEAN Program than any other HUD Lender.

October 27, 2014, Chevy Chase, MD – Housing & Healthcare Finance, LLC (HHC Finance)…



Medicaid in an Era of Health & Delivery System Reform: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015



October 14, 2014, Vernon K. Smith, Kathleen Gifford, Eileen Ellis and Robin Rudowitz and Laura Snyder, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation - Medicaid has long-played an important…

AdCare Appoints William McBride III as CEO and President



October 13, 2014, Atlanta, GA, PRNewswire - AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK) (NYSE MKT: ADK.PRA) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed William…

Compliance Starts at the Top, Experts Say at AHCA/NCAL Convention



October 8, 2014, Elizabeth Newman, McKnight's - Almost 20 years after federal law created an exclusion process related to participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs, some long-term care providers may not be checking their employees' status often enough, compliance…

Long-term Care Providers Applaud Signing of IMPACT Act, Prepare for New Five Star Elements



October 7, 2014, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - On the heels of victories such as the newly signed IMPACT Act, providers are ready to more aggressively push for their interests on Capitol Hill, leaders of the nation's largest long-term care…

CMS' Five Star Quality Rating System for Nursing Homes



October 6, 2014 -
CMS' Five Star Quality Rating System for Nursing Homes is a consumer service that offers useful information…

Lawsuits Rattle Nursing-Home Chains



October 3, 2014, Jennifer Smith, Wall Street Journal - Allegations of Harmful Treatment Win Big Jury Awards, Spurring Operators to Flle Certain States. Arkansas lawyer Brian Reddick has found a lucrative niche as America ages: suing big nursing-home…

HCN's New Big Bet on Post-Acute Care Signals Industry Sea Change



September 15, 2014, Emily Study, Senior Housing News - Health Care REIT (NYSE: HCN) has long invested in skilled nursing properties, but the REIT's recent $1.4 billion partnership with Mainstreet signals a shift in the investor's strategy of late that's representative of a much…