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How Skilled Nursing Facilities Can Win Under The New Five-Star System

June 12, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - The federal government hit skilled nursing facilities with a flurry of changes to its quality rating system earlier this year, but by diving into their own data, SNFs can pinpoint how to do better — while making the best use of their limited…

Skilled Nursing-REIT Relationship Isn’t Going Away

June 10, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Though the leasing relationships between real estate investment trusts (REITs) and their skilled nursing tenants have come under scrutiny — and criticism — in recent months, it may be premature to declare their permanent demise according…

Ensign Adds To Texas Holdings, SNF Portfolio Close To 200

June 6, 2019, Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The nation’s fifth-largest skilled nursing provider is getting bigger again, with the acquisition of a South Texas property bringing its portfolio to 198 operations.  The Ensign Group announced the sale, which closed on Saturday,…

CMS, Nursing Homes Reassure On Quality Amid ‘Poor Performance’ Hubbub

June 6, 2019, Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Nursing homes’ top regulatory body announced Wednesday that it will soon begin posting the identities of all…

Multifamily Investors Finding Big Money Outside Of Big D

June 6, 2019, Jack Stone, DMagazine - “I need a good deal.”  Those are the words I hear every day.  As a multifamily broker in one of the hottest markets in the country, good deals are becoming more difficult to find.   Dallas-Fort Worth has added more than 160,000 jobs in the past year,…

Providers Facing Heightened Kickback Scrutiny

June 5, 2019, Matt Curley, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - As long-term care providers are increasingly well aware, practices that may often be viewed as the norm in other industries are typically entirely off limits when they involve healthcare services paid for by government healthcare…

CMS ‘Just Getting Started’ On Nursing Home Oversight Amid ‘Secret’ List Controversy

June 5, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - The federal government on Wednesday again defended its work to regulate and punish underperforming nursing homes throughout the country, as the controversy surrounding an extensive “secret” list of troubled skilled nursing facilities entered…

An Opportunity For Congress On Housing And Other National Needs

June 5, 2019, Stockton Williams, Affordable Housing Finance - Readers of Affordable Housing Finance know full well the importance of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) introduced Tuesday.  In mobilizing as an industry to amass overwhelming congressional…

Consulate Tackles Care Transitions With New Skilled Nursing Data Partnership

June 2, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Data has quickly become king in the increasingly challenging skilled nursing world, but the question of how different providers along the care continuum can use that data remains a sticking point.  Upgrading a building’s electronic health…

Inside Allure Group’s Audition Strategy For Skilled Nursing Telehealth

May 29, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - When the Allure Group decided to pursue a new physician telehealth partnership, leadership didn’t want to jump in headfirst — and instead turned to a kind of audition process to pick…