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New SNF Targets Substance Misuse Disorders

November 11, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - A new skilled nursing unit in McKeesport, PA, is targeting the needs of patients with a primary medical condition and co-occurring substance misuse disorders,  in collaboration with an integrated delivery and financing network, a local…

HHC Finance’s Bridge Lending Program Takes Off

November 7, 2018, Steve Monroe, SeniorCare Investor - Housing and Healthcare Finance’s (HHC Finance) Capital Advisory Group closed an impressive number of bridge loans lately, totaling $185 million across 12 transactions in the last several…

Senators Blast Nursing Home Operators, CMS

November 4, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Members of the prominent Senate Committee on Finance released on Friday a scathing report on emergency preparedness in the nation’s nursing homes, accusing both operators and the federal government of failing residents during storms and…

Providers Should Go Beyond Rates In Negotiating Medicare Advantage Contracts

November 4, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - When looking at a Medicare Advantage (MA) contract, the first instinct of many skilled nursing providers…

CMS Highlights Key Areas Of Skilled Nursing Enforcement

October 31, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Improving surveys, clarifying nursing facilities’ reporting requirements, and providing more detail on citations are some of the current top priorities for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) going…

NIC Takeaways

October 24, 2018, Steve Monroe, SeniorCare Investor - It was yet another record crowd at the NIC Conference, which brings up a point I kept on making.  If the headwinds are so strong, on many fronts, why are there still so many more people who want to invest, lend or…

Top Tips For Skilled Nursing Providers

October 23, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) has gobbled up most of the recent headlines in the skilled nursing industry regarding new regulations, but there’s another set of rules that providers shouldn’t forget about.  The industry remains…

Staffing Shortage Is More Than An HR Headache, Speakers Say

October 22, 2018, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - The staffing challenges facing senior living communities are not just human resources headaches.  They also represent the biggest operational risk in the industry, according to panel members and attendees at a Friday morning session…

Hurricanes Grab Headlines, But Staffing And Congress Represent Bigger Skilled Nursing Risks

October 22, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Investors frequently point to “headline risk” as a reason to beware the skilled nursing space, typically referring to the kinds of negative press that arise due to natural disasters and lapses in care for vulnerable seniors.  But a top…

Study Targets For-Profit Nursing Homes Over Neglect

October 21, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that residents in for-profit nursing homes have the highest risk of receiving neglect-related diagnoses, and its authors claim the industry needs stronger oversight across…