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AHCA/NCAL Joins Letter To HUD On Mortgage Insurance Premiums

March 2, 2016, Dana Halvorson, ACHA - AHCA/NCAL signed onto a letter from the Committee on Healthcare Financing to the Department…

FHA Speeds Up Its Lending Process

February 23, 2016, Bendix Anderson, National Real Estate Investor - As banks step away from construction lending, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is stepping into the gap, with competitive rates and faster processing times.  Federal officials are combining the offices…

Nursing Home Capacity Down Across Country, CDC Report Finds

February 22, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnights - While nursing homes remain the top long-term care providers in most regions of the United States, residential care communities are steadily gaining ground, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The CDC's…

House, Senate Members Urge CMS Against Cuts To Medicare Advantage

February 18, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnights - More than half the members of both the House and Senate joined together this week to ask the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services not to cut payments to Medicare Advantage.  Cutting payments would result in “disruption and confusion” among…

Florida Senators Reject Major Health Regulation Change

February 17, 2016, Jim Saunders, PalmBeachPost.com - With hospitals, nursing homes and hospice providers lined up in opposition, a Senate panel Wednesday rejected a 

Providers Spend Little, Save Big With Energy Upgrades

February 16, 2016, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - During and after the financial crisis, the senior housing industry set itself apart for being “recession resilient.”…

CMS Optimistic About Reaching 30% Value-Based Purchasing Goal This Year

February 4, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Healthcare providers should reach the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services' goal of having 30% of all Medicare payment be value-based by the end of this year, one CMS official shared Tuesday.  The goal to have 30% of Medicare payments be value-based…

Top Predictions For Nonprofit Senior Living

February 4, 2016, Kourtney Liepelt, Senior Housing News - Nonprofit senior living providers experienced a 2015 marked by an aggressive push for affiliations, and…

Back To HUD

February 3, 2016, Ben Swett, Senior Care Investor - Just weeks after closing HUD’s largest ever SNF loan (an $80.7 million loan to refinance the existing conventional bank debt at a 520-bed skilled nursing facility in Manhattan, New York), Housing…

CareTRUST REIT Buys Nine SNFs

February 2, 2016, McKnightsCareTrust REIT Inc. has acquired nine skilled nursing facilities in Iowa for around $32.7 million.  The portfolio of 518 skilled nursing beds will be leased to Trillium Healthcare Group LLC. The acquisition was effective…