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DOJ Forms Nursing Home Task Force, Promises Criminal And Civil Penalties For Owners And Operators

March 4, 2020, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - The Department of Justice this week announced the creation of a specialized task force targeting “grossly substandard care” in nursing homes, with both criminal and civil penalties on the table for owners…

CMS Suspends Non-Emergency Surveys For Virus Focus

March 4, 2020, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - In the wake of an outbreak of the novel coronavirus at a Washington nursing home, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will immediately refocus inspections of skilled nursing facilities on compliance with the agency’s infection…

‘Medicare Is Being Privatized’: Why Medicare Advantage May Make PDPM Irrelevant For Nursing Homes

March 3, 2020, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - The new fee-for-service payment model for nursing homes took up most of the oxygen in the industry over the past two years, but the rise of Medicare Advantage in markets across the country could make all of that preparation for naught — sooner…

After ‘Frenzied’ Year-End Of Skilled Nursing Deals, PDPM And Continued Upheaval Likely To Drive More M&A

February 23, 2020, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - The pace of skilled nursing transactions kicked up several notches as 2019 rolled to a close, and multiple deal announcements have crossed the wires to start 2020.  FAbbey Mansfield Ruby, who recently joined the law firm Waller Lansden…

Can We Be Inspired?

February 19, 2020, Steve Monroe, SeniorCare Investor - High-end urban senior living may be the next big thing, but it will not be cheap.  So, I was on a train Monday heading out of New York City and I looked up and saw an ad on the wall with a big “Senior Living” in the middle. …

Welltower Continues Asset Reshuffle

February 14, 2020, Ben Swett, SeniorCare Investor - The major M&A moves keep on coming from Welltower, as the REIT giant continues to reshuffle assets.  And this is as good a time as any, since according to The…

Coding Errors, Missed Payments, And CMS Red Flags: Navigating The Next Phase of PDPM

February 13, 2020, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Data from the first quarter of the new Medicare payment model has been generally positive for skilled nursing operators, but it’s important for players in the space to realize that we’re still in the early innings of a change that could…

What To Do About Medicaid Payments

February 12, 2020, Steve Monroe, SeniorCare Investor - The games that states and skilled nursing providers have to play to try to get appropriate Medicaid funding has got to change.  There has been a lot of talk about what may happen to supplemental Medicaid payments, most of which come under…

Values Surge Despite Persistent Worries

February 5, 2020, Steve Monroe, SeniorCare Investor - We are diligently working on the 2020 edition of the Senior Care Acquisition Report, which we hope to have ready for publication by the end of the month. …

Multifamily Investors Are On The Hunt In 2020

February 5, 2020, Charlie Mentzer & Brad Waite, GlobeSt.com Buyers will be out in force in 2020.  That was the emphatic message delivered by attendees who took our annual survey at the GlobeSt. Apartments Conference in Los…