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Two Former Senior Care Centers SNFs Sell For $20.5M

September 5, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Two skilled nursing facilities in Texas formerly operated by Senior Care Centers, which declared bankruptcy last year, were purchased by a New…

Why One ACO Wants To Send More Patients Directly To Skilled Nursing Facilities

September 5, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - The shrinking pool of Medicare patients has long been a source of worry for skilled nursing providers, who are battling shortfalls in revenue ranging from low state reimbursement to challenges in billing private insurance companies. …

Nursing Homes Sue Administration Over New Federal Arbitration Rule

September 5, 2019, Danielle Brown, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Two Arkansas nursing facilities are asking a federal court to declare a rule that prohibits long-term care facilities from requiring residents to sign a binding arbitration…

Adding Hospice Services Could Bring PDPM Upsides For Skilled Nursing Facilities

September 2, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Under the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) taking effect October 1, skilled nursing facilities across the country will…

How Not To Grow Old In America

August 29, 2019, Geeta Anand, The New York Times - Assisted living seems like the solution to everyone’s worries about old age.  It’s built on the dream that…

Multifamily Borrowing Surges 10% In Q2

August 22, 2019, Kelsey Ramirez, HousingWire - Mortgage originations in commercial and multifamily surged 10% annually in the second quarter, according to the Mortgage Banker Association’s Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily…

SNFs Need To Stop Thinking Of Themselves As Targets For Cuts — And Get Creative

August 22, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - In a health care world of payment evolution and alternative reimbursement models, skilled nursing facilities have been feeling the pinch.  There’s pressure…

I-SNP Exec: Skilled Nursing Operators Must Approach Insurers To Succeed — But Few Do

August 20, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Skilled nursing operators across the country frequently bemoan the shorter lengths of stay and lower daily payment rates for Medicare Advantage residents, but the leader of one plan says it’s also up to providers to present novel ideas…

Genesis Targets Increased Real Estate Ownership As CEO Touts Strength Of Its ACO

August 8, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) reported improvement in its 2019 second-quarter financial results, and CEO George Hager is optimistic about the second half of the year — in part because of the skilled nursing operator’s participation in…

Sabra Eyes Repurposing Skilled Nursing Facilities As Part Of Addiction, Behavioral Expansion

August 8, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) on Thursday announced its impending entrance into the growing addiction treatment and behavioral health marketplace, with a specific eye toward potentially repurposing skilled nursing facilities for…